Lions can collection continues to grow

Jul 28, 2021
It has been some time since I have shared information about a continuous and healthy project conducted by the Lake City Lions. This is the project Lions refer to as the “aluminum can collection”. Yes, Lions have continued this endeavor and believe me, it continues to grow. So, before I pass out the...

Rotary: Sponsors made successful Circle of Life possible

Jul 21, 2021
The Lake City Rotary Club’s Circle of Life was a wonderful success again this year. It was held on a beautiful Saturday morning June 26 during the Water Ski celebration. We would like to thank our sponsors. Without them this event could not be possible: Presenting Sponsors: Mayo Clinic Health...

Sheriff - Goodhue County dispatchers help people save lives

Jul 21, 2021
Did you know that there are more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occur annually in the United States? They are the leading cause of death, and only about 1 in 10 victims survives. Minnesota has recognized this and our office is prepared. Over-the-phone CPR instruction by a...

Letter: Patton Park provides ideal setting for farmers market

Jul 14, 2021
For a couple of years I ran a service to find props, costumes and locations for advertising photo shoots in the Twin Cities. I state that up front, because Thursday night I saw a local farmers’ market in Patton Park that would have topped the list for a quintessential location for such a home town...

Flags of Valor was huge success

Jul 7, 2021
The Lake City American Legion and Legion Auxiliary wish to thank everyone who helped to make the Flags Of Valor display a huge success. To all who donated to sponsor flags, all who helped to assemble and then returned to take them down. To all who walked the way daily to make sure that they...

Sen. Goggin’s special session wrap-up

Jul 7, 2021
In the late hours of June 30, we completed the final piece of the next state budget. The governor has now signed all the bills, funding is in place, a disastrous shutdown has been avoided, and Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers -- for now -- have been canceled. We still need to do more to protect...

Group overwhelmed by support for banner project

Jul 7, 2021
We are overwhelmed! Lake City Banner Committee members Kathy Jo Rodester, Megan Kramer, Michelle Larson, Mark Nichols, Larry Foster, John Hutchinson and Ron and Joan Schimbeno wish to thank community individuals, businesses, and organizations for their support of our banner project to enhance the...

How SMIF invests in small communities

Jun 30, 2021
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), one of our central tenets is a commitment to the future of rural Minnesota. While we continue to make our programming and resources accessible to communities of all sizes in our 20-county region, we know that many of our smaller towns can benefit...

Car show helpers – too numerous to name – deserve a ‘Hoorah’

Jun 30, 2021
As another chapter closes in the book known as “Lake City Water Ski Days,” I wanted to share some thoughts and pay tribute to some extraordinary workers and contributors who assisted in making this year’s event a grand success. Keep in mind this event and all of Water Ski Days did not occur in 2020...

Letter: Garden could use more plants

Jun 30, 2021
Apparently, Lake Citians think there should be more shade along Garden Street. I remember when this block had more shade. There were birds and beautiful fall colors of course, and less rainwater runoff and pollution, but what I remember most about the trees on this boulevard, is shade.  


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