Opinion

Borner: Sesquicentennial preparations have begun

May 15, 2019
Editor’s note: The following letter was the basis for remarks delivered during the public forum portion of the May 13 meeting of the Lake City City Council.   To the Lake City mayor and city council: I am Lois Borner and I am coming before you with what is starting out as a citizen initiative....

Mayor: City showing progress in 2019

May 8, 2019
Spring in Lake City is a wonderful time of the year. The beauty of our community is amplified by fresh air and the new beginnings of the land coming alive. Our city municipality is also cognizant that the change in seasons means time marches forward reminding us that our community has goals,...

Letter: Red Cross: May is Trauma Awareness Month

May 8, 2019
To the editor:Lake City’s Blood Drive Committee received this very important message to share with our local donors.  “During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross is calling for blood donations to ensure blood is available during emergencies when every second matters.”  News...

Murphy: Let's provide accessible and affordable healthcare

May 1, 2019
To the editor: While Republicans and Democrats across the country have many policy differences, there is one area where we should be able to find common ground – members from both political parties recognize the importance of health care coverage and the health care system in this country....

Early childhood programming

May 1, 2019
As the final snow melts away and spring flowers appear, our staff at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is looking ahead to a busy year of programming for our 20-county region. This spring, our Early Childhood team has already been focused on providing trainings to area child care...

Letter: Community supports Lions Palm Sunday brunch

Apr 24, 2019
To the editor:On behalf of the Lake City Lions and the supportive community we serve, | submit this note of thanks and appreciation. An event Lions simply referred to as “the Palm Sunday Brunch”, which has been conducted annually since 1998, was again this year noted in advertisements in the...

Letter: Grateful for Mayo here in Lake City

Apr 24, 2019
To the editor: As a Lake City resident for the last decade, this will be my first letter to the editor—Lake City’s Mayo clinic and hospital facilities, the reason I write, was one of the top reasons we moved here from the Twin Cities. “Catch them being good,” I was encouraged when I started...

Earth Day is April 22, help protect native species

Apr 17, 2019
I am old enough to remember the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million people from communities throughout the United States came out to peacefully celebrate the environment and our precious earth.  Some cleaned up litter, others planted trees, and, yet, others called for policy changes that would...

Time for action on passenger rail

Apr 17, 2019
This spring, legislators are having a serious debate on passenger rail in Minnesota. As a member of the Great River Rail Commission, I believe they should invest now.You may have heard about an effort to increase passenger rail service in the area. The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Second...

Letter: Haley's fraud column misleads

Apr 10, 2019
To the editor: I would appreciate it if the editor would take time to investigate significant concerns for the community, rather than pass along hearsay rumors from a biased political hack. Fox 9 carried a series of reports in May of 2018 based on false statements by Scott Stillman, a...

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