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The final opportunity to have a letter to the editor in the Graphic regarding the Nov. 3 general election is the Oct. 22 issue. Letters for that issue must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19. Narrow exceptions may be made at our discretion in the Oct. 29 issue to allow a candidate...
Candidates for local and state offices shared their views on issues impacting Lake City during an online candidate forum Oct. 1 organized by the Woman’s Club of Lake City and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. All five candidates who filed for three city council seats – incumbents Cindy McGrath and...
People waiting to hear more about the candidates for mayor and city council before they cast their ballot might find what they’re looking for in this issue or at tonight’s (Oct. 1) online candidate forum, or both. Both mayor candidates and all five people who filed for three available city council...
Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Woman’s Club of Lake City will host a candidate forum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 via Zoom and Facebook live. The forum will be recorded for future viewing and to be placed on the local cable channel. The webinar link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/...
Filing for candidates in the City of Zumbro Falls and in Zumbro Township concluded Tuesday, Aug. 11. In Zumbro Falls, incumbent Bruce Heitmann is the lone candidate for mayor, incumbent Sue Eischens is running for another term as clerk, and incumbent Paul Bankers is running for the open city...
Three incumbents and one former school board member filed for the four seats on the Lake City School Board. The filing period ended at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Heath Oeltjen, Michelle Larson, and Jack Rol are seeking re-election to the board. Pat Dwelle did not file for re-election. Kevin Pavelka, who...
Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a primary election that didn’t have much at stake locally. With only five candidates filed for Lake City City Council, no primary was necessary to narrow the field for the three available seats to six. Incumbents Jason DeVinny and Cindy McGrath are running...
Filing for four seats on the Lake City School Board opened Tuesday and ends Aug. 11. At the July 20 Lake City School Board meeting, Heath Oeltjen and Michelle Larson said they would seek reelection. Jack Rol and Patrick Dwelle said they were undecided. School board candidates must reside in the...
Five people are running for three city council seats and two are running for mayor in Lake City. Candidate filing for the Nov. 3 election ended Tuesday, June 2. John Redmond is challenging incumbent Mark Nichols for the office of mayor. Nichols ran unopposed four years ago. On the council,...

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