Mayor: Waltman was a dedicated public servant

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: Our community recently lost a dedicated public servant. Council Member Mary Lou Waltman passed away on Jan. 26. I met Mary Lou eight years ago when she was on the City Council and I was on the Planning Commission. We spent many evenings working together on the City’s...

Letter: GreenStep Cities presentation is Feb. 26

Feb 20, 2019
To the editor:Tuesday, Feb. 26, a presentation will be made in the City Council chambers starting at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Lake City’s Environmental Commission.  The title is “Minnesota GreenStep Cities” and the speaker, Evan Brown, a Red Wing City Council member,  will describe a program that...

Transitions underway in Goodhue County

Feb 20, 2019
One hundred ninety-two is the combined number of years served by department heads or elected officials who have retired or left leadership positions from Goodhue County in the last year. That’s almost two centuries of combined time.   During my 12 years as the Goodhue County administrator, I have...

Letter: Council missed an opportunity with Mead

Feb 14, 2019
To the editor: With the untimely and unfortunate resignation of the late Mary Lou Waltman, our city council and mayor had the opportunity to seat a new voice of Lake City’s residents. With the past elections still fresh in our minds it should have been an easy choice for them to make. With three...

Letter: Winterfest was best yet, thanks to its many volunteers

Feb 14, 2019
To the editor: With Lake City’s Winterfest in the frosted rear view mirror, I am compelled to share some kind thoughts and good tidings. We are a fortunate community, indeed, to have so many talented and generous people, companies, city departments, and organizations at our disposal. It’s a...

Letter: Impressed with Lake City street department and more

Feb 13, 2019
To the editor:Thank you, thank you!To Lake City’s wonderful street department for the great job they have done in the last month clearing snow from our streets in spite of cold weather and record snow falls.Our streets and downtown were cleared in record time.  We have got to have the best...

Postal service: Clear a path for postal workers

Feb 7, 2019
Now that Polar Vortex Jayden has moved on and we are headed for a brief warm up, we need our customers’ help. Postal carriers have suffered serious injuries related to slips, trips and falls due to icy and snow covered walkways and porch steps. Preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as...

Letter: Community shined during Winterfest

Feb 7, 2019
To the editor: Lake City Winterfest would like to thank all the civic and service organizations, individuals, the business community plus everyone else who have made this event possible. Without your support this year’s event would not have been a success. Lake City can be proud of the many people...

Donors respond in time of extreme need

Feb 7, 2019
To the editor: The challenge to keep or make a New Year’s resolution to donate blood exceeded expectations especially because of the snow, wind and frigid temperatures during the drive on January 28-29. Thank you Lake City donors who provided the Red Cross with 92 units. Two first-time donors...

Sen. Goggin: Preparing for tax season

Feb 7, 2019
Tax season is upon us once again, and though April is still a couple months away I know many of you like to get a jump on filing your returns in order to beat the stress of deadlines – and maybe even get some extra money in your pocket a little faster. As you might recall, the legislature is...


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