Opinion

Letter: Photo incident shows that political messages deserve skepticism

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: I support Lori Ann Clark for MN House 21A, and volunteer for her campaign. I believe her ideals and principles reflect the values I want to see in our community. Imagine my shock when a campaign mailing for her opponent, Barb Haley, showed up in my mailbox with my photo on it....

Letter: Plant’s 150-year history here made possible through collaboration

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: Recently, the employees of Federal Mogul Lake City celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the business in our city. This is amazing when you consider that the average life of a manufacturing business in the U.S. is just 20 years. To try to put into context the enormity...

Letter: Running to help Lake City achieve its bright future

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: I am writing to officially announce my candidacy for city council of Lake City. My wife Ellen, our three-year-old daughter, and I moved to Lake City and have fallen in love with this community. This area has always been meaningful to me as I grew up in nearby Rochester, and often...

Letter: Childcare and community center questions beget more questions

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: In our June 2018 City of Lake City Public Utilities bill, we received a two sided survey/questionnaire sponsored by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) for a community and child care center.  It somewhat mirrors the Red Wing YMCA for the residents to fill out and...

Letter: War changed everything except love of music.

Jul 18, 2018
As far back as I can remember there was always music in our home. My first memory is watching my parents and their friends dancing in the dining room. They pushed the table back and cranked up the old Victrola. The sound didn’t resemble todays’ music but the beat was there. My parents met at a...

Letter: Why run again?

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: “Why are you running for a city council seat?” Recently I have received many telephone calls and also have met many citizens who are asking me to consider to run for Lake City council. This is a very good question asked of me, and one topic I have pondered over the past two years....

Halvorson: Arguments against beach improvements don’t hold up

Jul 12, 2018
Lake City’s best kept secret? That tiny stretch between Ohuta Park and the trailers on the point. Our own natural beach, right in the middle of town. Since I’ve been writing letters to the editor I’ve been stopped constantly by complete strangers, some not so strange. The question is: “Why don’t...

Letter: Let’s complete the four-lane initiative

Jul 12, 2018
To the editor: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, I was very sad the day that your father retired. I enjoyed his articles. I think of you and your dad every time I ride my 10-speed bike from Lake City to Wabasha and back on Highway 61. As you know, it is a very beautiful, but dangerous road. The large trucks...

Letter: So many ideas for Lake City

Jul 12, 2018
To the editor: Well here goes my second attempt at being a local celebrity, since my first attempt did not work. As I sit and watch yet another downpour on a late afternoon, enough rain for now and on the subjects at hand regarding this unbelievable place we get to call home. I have lived in...

Letter: Bloodmobile to be held July 19 and 20

Jul 11, 2018
To the editor:Summer activities are in full swing, so is the continued need for blood nationwide.The following statements come from the American Red Cross and the need for blood donors:• One donation can potentially save up to three lives.• Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.• Less...

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