Community

Farm-to-school workshop emphasizes relationships

Feb 26, 2020
Farmers, school lunch officials, and others interested in local farm-to-school programs that put locally produced agricultural products on students’ plates met Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Bluff View Elementary School cafeteria. The meeting is one of a series around the state put on by the non-profit...

Gundersen, St. Elizabeth’s considering affiliation

Feb 26, 2020
Gundersen Health System and Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, part of Ascension, are discussing the possibility of a regional affiliation to strengthen their current relationship, according to a news release. “Over the last two years, we have enjoyed a very positive relationship with Saint...

Lake City Federal named Community Champion

Feb 26, 2020
Lake City Federal Bank is one of 40 Minnesota banks recognized by The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their community involvement. Lake City Federal Bank is one of forty Community Champions that worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities, providing funding, volunteers,...

Leap day Euchre tourney

Feb 26, 2020
A euchre tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Lake City VFW, 115 N. Franklin St., Lake City. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. Play starts at 1 p.m., sharp. The cost is $5.

Lena Elizabeth coming to Widespot March 7

Feb 26, 2020
Lena Elizabeth will bring her Americana sound to WideSpot on March 7. Elizabeth has been playing for several years with her band, and for the past two years has appeared at the Big Turn Music Festival. WideSpot is located on the second floor of the old opera house in Stockholm, Wis., just above...

Loans available for first-time home buyers

Feb 26, 2020
The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) has announced that Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona Counties received a $1,047,419 allocation to provide homeownership opportunities through single-family mortgage revenue bonds. The mortgage offered is a 30-year...

Meincke receives posthumous honor

Feb 26, 2020
Pheasants Forever inducted the late Jim Meincke into its Longspur Society at a recent ceremony. “The Longspur Society is made up of Pheasants Forever individuals whose blood runs blaze orange and have demonstrated a continued commitment to Pheasants Forever,” said Will Clayton, a regional...

New book features work by creative writing students at Southeast Tech

Feb 26, 2020
A new literary journal featuring original works by Minnesota State College Southeast Creative Writing Certificate students went to press in January. The book release will be celebrated at a special event, open to the public, at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event will...

Outreach efforts target growing Hispanic population

Feb 26, 2020
Two speakers detailed efforts to reach out to the Lake City-area Hispanic community last Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Katie Yoder is an AmeriCorps VISTA member working with the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Hispanic community outreach. AmeriCorps is the domestic...

Sign-up begins soon for community garden plots

Feb 26, 2020
Registration for the 2020 season of the Lake City Community Garden will run from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 20. Registration materials are posted on the City of Lake City website, ci.lake-city.mn.us (Click on “Community Programs” and then “Community Garden.” Additionally, printed...

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