Opinion

Shop local this holiday season

Dec 2, 2020
This time of year is traditionally a time of giving. Minnesotans in particular are known for their charitable contributions – a fact that was solidified recently during Give to the Max Day when Minnesotans set a record by giving more than $30 million to local schools and nonprofits. In addition to...

Labels like addict or alcoholic can hurt recovery process

Dec 2, 2020
Today we challenge the lie that people have to label themselves as an addict or alcoholic to successfully recover. There is no research that indicates people are more likely to recover from a substance use disorder if they label themselves as anything. However, there is research that shows...

Gift shopping is an opportunity to help keep the community strong

Dec 2, 2020
Want more bang for your buck this holiday season? As you plan your Christmas shopping this year, consider doing it right here in Lake City. Besides getting a present for your loved one, you will be helping to keep our community strong. It is no secret small businesses are struggling in these...

Support for food shelf is appreciated

Nov 25, 2020
Our community has once again stepped up with their generous donations to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in food for the Lake City Food Shelf. They delivered 1,131 pounds of food on Saturday morning. Even with the change of curbside delivery, we have been able to help those in need. Our volunteers...

Last chance to get on the Christmas light list

Nov 25, 2020
You might say that 2020 has been a pretty challenging year. We need something to look forward to. Lake City Area Arts would like you to help light up Lake City. Put your outside decorations up and call or email me. We will put your address on a map and starting Dec. 4 folks can drive by and see...

Discourteous hunter’s mess sickened our dog

Nov 25, 2020
Late in the afternoon of Nov. 17 a deer hunter threw off deer remains (guts and hide) just below our driveway on the hill off 310th Avenue. Our dog found that mess, ate some of it and dragged the hide onto our house yard. Our dog is housed in our house garage and was sick overnight, vomiting and...

County Historical Society offers gift memberships

Nov 25, 2020
At this time for giving thanks, the Wabasha County Historical Society, Reads Landing School Museum is extremely grateful for the support received during this unprecedented year. During the shortened season this year, it was a pleasure to see so many visitors following COVID-19 guidelines. The...

County officials: Continue to take fight against COVID-19 seriously

Nov 18, 2020
Dear Goodhue County community members: Our communities have seen a rapid rise in individuals testing positive for COVID-19. During this unprecedented time, we remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and communities. We need everyone to continue to take the...

Redmond: Your support was overwhelming

Nov 11, 2020
Thank you to everyone who supported me in my bid to become mayor. Unfortunately our shared vision for a truly transparent city government was thwarted by the narrowest of margins. Hopefully, this is the wake up call the mayor and council needed to see. They don’t have carte blanche to only do...

Providers: COVID-19 surge puts healthcare services in jeopardy

Nov 11, 2020
Our region is in its greatest fight against coronavirus. We are seeing increased infections, hospitalizations and deaths in our communities. Our staff are strained. Our testing sites have longer lines and higher positivity rates. We were able to flatten the curve and avoid tragedy last spring and...

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