Opinion

Letter: Congratulations on a successful Tootsie Roll campaign

May 23, 2019
To the editor: The Lake City council of the Knights of Columbus wants to congratulate the businesses and citizens of Lake City. Your donations have allowed our campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities to distribute an average of $2,670 per year for the last 10 years. An average of $267...

Letter: Drop in power outages due to utility employees' hard work

May 23, 2019
To the editor: If the winter of 2019 reminded you of the winters of your childhood you are not alone. Consistent heavy snowfall, icy sleet and bone chilling temperatures brought back memories of an old fashioned Minnesota winter. As a child I remember shoveling snow for weeks on end, inching out...

Letter: Students push to reduce plastics

May 23, 2019
To the editor: We are fifth graders trying to make an eco-friendly community. As part of that goal we have contacted Railhouse Grill and asked them to stop using plastic straws and they have agreed to try. We are very thankful of that and we wanted to publicly thank them for their actions! It...

Letter: Thanks for supporting aluminum drive

May 22, 2019
To the editor:I submit this letter of appreciation and thanks to the community of Lake City. Having said that, let me explain my thoughts and purpose. Approximately four years ago, Lake City Lions members John Bantley (now deceased), former members Roger Klauer and Jerry Dieltz, and Lion Ed...

Letter: Donors gave 84 units of blood

May 22, 2019
To the editor:Red Cross Blood donors during the May 16-17 drive in Lake City contributed 84 units of blood during the May Trauma Awareness month campaign.  On Thursday, May 16, technicians collected 52 units blood; on Friday, May 17, a total of 32 units were donated.A total of 176 units of blood...

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...

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