Hot balloon over head

Aug 19, 2020
A rare flying machine named after a mythical bird appeared over Lake City last weekend. A hot air balloon with the word “Phoenix” printed on it was seen above the city on Aug. 16.

Kayaking 80-year-old passes 
by on Mississippi voyage

Aug 19, 2020
Stan “The Kayaking Man” Stark and his entourage stopped at the Ohuta Park beach in Lake City Tuesday on their downriver trek after spending the night in Frontenac. At 80 years old, Stark is endeavoring to be the oldest kayaker to complete the “Source to Sea” trip along the river. He’s also raising...

Turkey River All-Stars perform Aug. 23

Aug 19, 2020
The Turkey River All-Stars will perform Dixieland music in Patton Park on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Woman’s Club of Lake City is sponsoring the concert and will accept free will donations during the event. Masks are required. People should bring their own chairs.

What’s that thingy 
on the street light?

Aug 19, 2020
That thingy, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is a traffic sensor for the signals that will eventually operate at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Marion Street in Lake City. It’s mounted on top of a street light at the intersection. Previously the lights were...

‘Patriotism through Literacy’ at Bluff View school

Aug 19, 2020
The Lake City VFW Post 8729 Auxiliary extended funds for the purchase of books for youth at Bluff View Elementary School through the VFW Patriotism Through Literacy program. The program provides an opportunity for youth to read about America through both fiction and non-fiction books. Pictured here...

Comments sought on Corps’ draft river master plan

Aug 19, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its draft Upper Mississippi River master plan and environmental assessment Aug. 14 and is seeking public comments. The master plan encompasses the Upper Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The...

COVID-19 housing assistance offered to Goodhue County residents

Aug 19, 2020
Goodhue County residents struggling financially during the pandemic may be eligible for homeowners and renters assistance through the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA). SEMMCHRA received funding from the Goodhue County CARES Act allotment and the...

Food shelf faces volunteer shortage

Aug 19, 2020
The Lake City Food Shelf says it is “in critical need of new volunteers” who can make a monthly commitment to at least three shifts of two hours and 15 minutes each. The Food Shelf is open three days a week, Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and...

Hall of Fame induction postponed

Aug 19, 2020
The Hall of Fame committee had a special meeting on Aug. 10 to determine the best way to proceed with the Lake City High School Hall of Fame recognition. The committee voted unanimously to move the event to the Fall of 2021. “There is so much unknown at this time that it was determined the...

Humane Society shares ‘10 Commandments’ from pets

Aug 19, 2020
The motto of the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society is “Be a voice for those who cannot speak”. In keeping with that, they would like to share with you the following, from an unknown author, called “10 Commandments From Your Pet” 1. My life is likely to last only 10 -15 years. Any separation from you...


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