Opinion

McCoy: How National American Miss impacted my life

Jan 20, 2021
Editor’s note: The Graphic is republishing the essay for which Alexis McCoy won the first place in the Young Author Award at the National American Miss pageant over Thanksgiving weekend at age nine. Have you ever had an experience in your life that changed who you were? Well that’s me, Alexis! It...

Girl scout membership is free through Feb. 28

Jan 13, 2021
Lake City Girl Scout Troop 27492 kicked off 2021 working on their Government badge with a special Zoom visit from Mayor Mark Nichols. The girls learned about local government and even “passed” a motion to allow chickens within city limits. Troop meetings are being held virtually this year and...

Humane Society: Use only straw for stray cat bedding

Jan 13, 2021
We thank you for adopting all of our recently available Hiawatha Animal Humane Society homeless pets. We are happy to be able to give our foster volunteers a bit of a break, but also know it won’t last for long. In the meantime, we have an important wintertime message for those of you who are...

Goggin: Budget, COVID-19 response likely to dominate legislative session

Jan 6, 2021
As I write this, we are about one week away from the new legislative session. After four years, it continues to be an amazing privilege to serve as your voice in the senate. I love hearing your feedback, your ideas, and your concerns, and I apply them to every decision I make. I hope you know that...

SMIF head shares 10 reasons he’s grateful

Dec 30, 2020
With the new year just days away, I have been taking some time to reflect on this past year. While 2020 has been incredibly challenging, I have found myself focusing on the bright spots. It was a year filled with incredible stories of people doing amazing things to help those hit hardest by the...

Donors, collection sites make toy project a success

Dec 23, 2020
The Lake City Kiwanis Christmas Project served 49 families with 122 children this year. Due to COVID-19 we lost three collection sites this year but were able to add two new ones. Toys donated were down this year but cash donations were up greatly so we were able to continue our service. Kiwanis...

Florist grateful for community support

Dec 23, 2020
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the residents and businesses of Lake City and the surrounding communities for your unwavering support of my shop, Lake Pepin Floral and Gifts. While it’s been a challenging year in so many ways it’s also had many blessings. So many of...

Lake Pepin habitat project delayed

Dec 23, 2020
The highly anticipated habitat restoration project near Bay City, Wis., almost made it through 2020 unscathed. But it is unfortunate now that the start date for construction has been pushed back until the spring of 2022. More than six years of work has gone into bringing this project to fruition,...

Committee seeks help, ideas for filling new banner holders

Dec 16, 2020
With the Hwy. 61 project complete, we have enjoyed walking and driving along the new look of Lakeshore Drive. Now it’s time to add some flavor that is unique to Lake City. A small committee has formed to explore ways and means of creating and funding a lamppost banner program to celebrate Lake...

Dueholm: Please wear a mask for the safety of the vulnerable

Dec 16, 2020
As you may know I’m now living on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I expect that we will have a vaccine by June of 2021 when I desperately want to return to Lake City for the Tour de Pepin. My concern is that my few remaining friends from the greatest generation will have perished from the...

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