Lake City natives run New York City Marathon

Nov 8, 2023
Lake City natives and sisters Katie Halder and Carie Wille ran the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5, finishing with times of 3:14:25 and 3:15:38, respectively. It’s the fifth marathon together for the daughters of Lake City residents Bill and Bonnie Fuhrman. Halder and Wille began running...

Local authors set to release book on PTSD in veterans

Nov 8, 2023
Dr. Steve Lansing of Rochester and Colonel B. Wayne Quist of Lake City have been working together for the past two years to raise awareness and support for veteran suicide prevention. Lansing is a Vietnam combat veteran and top expert on PTSD in Rochester with many years of licensed professional...

November at Frontenac State Park, Deeper quiet Broader Vistas

Nov 8, 2023
For many among us, November is a bear, a time to brace oneself against sudden darkness and cold, against the looming long months of winter. The sky is gray, the fields shorn, the leaves fallen, the colors muted, the songbirds flown, and November is Minnesota’s month with the least sunshine. The...

Donors, volunteers, artists, and community gather to celebrate mural

Nov 1, 2023
The Lake City 150th Mural Committee held a donor recognition and public reception event Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lake City Area Arts to celebrate the completion of the mural on the side of the Kennedy Drug by Sterling building in downtown Lake City. Pictured, from left, are Phil Gartner and Marybeth O...

Fall Fest Hok-Si-La Haunt draws a crowd

Nov 1, 2023
A crowd braved chilly temperatures Sunday for fun under the changing canopy of the trees at Hok-Si-La Park, site of the Lake City Fall Fest’s Halloween Haunt. Children could participate in craft activities, toss beanbags at pyramids of cans—even pick a witch’s nose for candy boogers.

Five join Lake City Area Arts board

Nov 1, 2023
On Oct. 24, Lake City Area Arts voted in five new members to their Board of Directors. From left to right, they are - Jim Rahm, chairperson and acting treasurer; Terri Orth, board secretary; Brandy Klindworth, technology and art outreach; Bonnie Bakkum, vice-chairperson; and Art Orth, facilities...

Mutt Cuts shears handed to next generation

Nov 1, 2023
Maria Voorhees-Reincke (right) of Maria’s Mutt Cuts hands the dog grooming shears to her daughter, Kylee Voorhees. Kylee is taking over the grooming business at 155 Hillwood Drive. People who would like to make an appointment can call 651-448-0437.

Pasture walk lets farmers compare drought management strategies and experiences

Nov 1, 2023
The Land Stewardship Project’s (LSP) drought-oriented pasture walk in rural Lake City was timely, even if it happened to rain on the Oct. 19 event. The period from January through September was Minnesota’s 16th driest since 1895, according to the federal government’s drought tracking website...

Penny: Giving a voice to rural entrepreneurs

Nov 1, 2023
As a fifth generation southern Minnesotan, I like to say that I “bleed rural.” Not only have I lived here my entire life, but I have had the great fortune of serving rural Minnesota throughout my career – first during my time in the U.S. Congress, and now as president and CEO of Southern Minnesota...

Schools’ Veterans Day events planned for Nov. 10

Nov 1, 2023
With Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falling on a Saturday this year, local schools will be holding their Veterans Day programs on Friday, Nov. 10. St. John’s Lutheran School and Roots to Wings Learning Center invite the community to join them in honoring all veterans at 10 a.m. that day in the school gym...


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