The Old Ohl or My Social Security Number is 2

Oct 11, 2023
Most of us experience a strange relationship with time as we age. Remember how time dragged on and on when we were very young and couldn’t wait to be older. Remember the little one who proudly announces, “I’m five and a half!” We couldn’t wait to go to school. We were always eagerly looking forward...

Ohl: Back-up Blues

Oct 4, 2023
The neighbors are always on alert when they hear a car door slam shut and see Donna behind the wheel as they know she will be backing up! Shrill whistles and shouts are heard as they hustle to clear the street of their vehicles, kids, the neighbor’s kids, toys, and pets, for a good reason. My...

Mayor: Fall provides an opportunity for an update on city initiatives

Oct 4, 2023
Fall is one of my favorite seasons and our wonderful community is jampacked with seasonal activities. Thank you to all of our Fall Fest volunteers. What a successful effort and it’s just getting started. We at the council often express our gratitude to our community volunteers at our meetings but...

Beavers are helping, but Sportsman’s Club seeks permanent fix for Frontenac Pond

Oct 4, 2023
The Frontenac Sportsman’s Club is working to preserve Pleasant Valley Lakelet, popularly known as Frontenac Pond. The Frontenac Pond is a 90% Spring Feed Lake flowing into Wells Creek. Wells Creek then flows into the Mississippi River. Over the last 50 to 60 years Wells Creek has been depositing...

Ohl: The Rookie

Sep 27, 2023
He was obviously not much of an outdoorsman because I overheard him tell the sporting goods salesman, “Give me everything I need to go bow hunting.” Once the clerk had rubbed the dollar signs from his eyes and stopped hyperventilating, he proceeded to fill two shopping carts with the necessary...

Lawmakers should be forced to watch abortion videos

Sep 27, 2023
Minnesotans, what are we thinking? We’re in an age that seems to put the importance of an animal’s life before the life of a human child. Maybe we should be filming abortions from earliest in pregnancy to full term and show it on TV and social media like what is shown about mistreated animals with...

Tiger Talk - Lake City Public Schools

Sep 27, 2023
There are special moments in everyone’s life. Moments you will remember forever. The night I got the call offering me a position as Superintendent of Lake City Public Schools will certainly be a moment I will never forget. To have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich tradition and bright...

Bethany Lutheran donates to missions with your help

Sep 20, 2023
Each year Bethany holds two fundraisers. We have a block party in August and a huge garage sale the last week in September. This year we are able to donate to a member’s granddaughter, Sara Parrish. She is a Concordia college student studying to be a missionary. Her internship will be in...

Wall and tree have seen a lot of history at Ohuta Park

Sep 20, 2023
The year 1916 is carved in rock on the old retaining wall at Ohuta Park. This wall was 7 years old as Mr. Samuelson made his historic Lake Pepin ride on homemade water skis in 1922. The shady tree lined corner of Ohuta Park near the old wall is the perfect outdoor relaxation spot....

Tree should be preserved

Sep 20, 2023
What Does Lake City Value? One can only wonder... What does the community want as an identity? The community recently celebrated its 150th sesquicentennial during 2022. A sculpture of the inventor of the water ski sport, Ralph Samuelson, was recently placed at the newly renovated Ohuta park....


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