Sen. Drazkowski: Addressing the ambulance provider crisis

Oct 25, 2023
Many of you are aware of the concerning situation facing the Altura Ambulance Service. Unfortunately, what they are facing is not unique. Ambulance providers across our state, especially in small towns and rural areas, are struggling to meet state mandates for coverage and response times with...

Ohl: The Lonely Outhouse

Oct 25, 2023
When Halloween arrives, I can’t help but think of outhouses. Growing up on the farm I had personal experience with ours until the house was modernized. But on Halloween some kids didn’t want to use them for their original purpose. They wanted to tip them over. I don’t recall ever participating in...

October ‘Tiger Talk’ with Supt. Arian Wright

Oct 25, 2023
As October comes to a close, it is clear that Tiger Pride is strong at Lake City Schools! The month began with Homecoming Week, traditionally celebrated to bolster school spirit and build community within the school. There were several events and opportunities for students, parents, staff and the...

Captains, family nominations sought for Best Christmas Ever

Oct 18, 2023
Working closely with Kennedy Drug by Sterling and the Astrup Family Foundation, a charitable organization called Best Christmas Ever (BCE) “is hoping to bless a family in the Lake City area with a Christmas surprise,” according to an Astrup news release. “BCE provides families who have fallen upon...

SEMMCHRA: Lake City is a ‘Fair Housing City’

Oct 18, 2023
The City of Lake City Lake City has partnered with the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) as part of the Small Cities Development Program and is designated as a “Fair Housing City,” according to a SEMMCHRA news release. “The Fair Housing Act ensures...

Civility discussion group meets Oct. 26

Oct 18, 2023
The Civility Group will meet for its third session on Oct. 26 at noon. Due to arrival of cooler temperatures, the meeting will take place at a private residence in Lake City. For the address of the meeting location, people can call Larry at 651-308-7545. Despite the name of this discussion group,...

Committee: Finished mural was last item on sesquicentennial todo list

Oct 18, 2023
The Lake City Sesquicentennial Celebration ended with the close of 2022 but the to-do list was not completed. One of the goals of the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee was to put together the plans for a mural that would depict Lake City’s past and present. The committee decided to continue...

Ohl: The BABY All-Stars

Oct 18, 2023
With football still in the news, I was reminded of a unique program which I was part of back in the 70’s and 80’s. As a high school teacher and coach for many years, I hesitatingly agreed to assist my buddy who was in charge of the program. He felt that kids had to get an early start in their...

Meeting planned to help shape the future of Lake City Area Arts

Oct 11, 2023
Lake City Area Arts invites its members and the community of Lake City at large to dream big and envision a future for the arts in this area. The past couple of years have been challenging for all of us, particularly nonprofits. Lake City Area Arts has some big decisions to make and we invite the...

Let’s save the Ohuta Park cottonwood tree

Oct 11, 2023
Now that The Wave statue has been put in storage and there are people in this community who are willing to work on saving it, we have to also work on saving the cottonwood tree the city says we may lose because of the sea wall that’s going to be built along Ohuta Park. Can’t the sea wall be built...


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