Opinion

Letter: Coop members, don't vote your rights away

Feb 28, 2019
To the editor: In our February newsletter from Goodhue County Cooperative Electric, they are asking us to vote on an “Alternative Dispute Resolution” over any and all disputes, claims, or controversies whereby we would be signing away our constitutional right to suit, trial by jury, class action,...

Letter: Thank you Mayo, Medicare

Feb 28, 2019
To the editor: Some people who are choosing from among the available ingredients for their medical care sandwich say, “Hold the Mayo,” but I am stepping forward to sing its praises. Last Friday I had my first MRI at the local clinic, a thorough, 40-minute look at my brain. Friends were unanimous...

Hiawatha Animal Humane Society - Pet of the Week

Feb 26, 2019
These very adorable two year old cats are brother and sister and are hoping for a new forever home.  They are quite affectionate and playful and not only enjoy each other’s company, but also that of other pets and humans as well.  Diamond, in the foreground is a female tiger tabby and her brother...

Letter: ZF Auxiliary member brought cheer to vets

Feb 26, 2019
To the editor:One of the things that our Veterans’s Auxiliary Post 1802 of Zumbro Falls is to support with our monies, the Veterans Homes in Minnesota.We have Linda Franz, who is a member of our auxiliary, decide to do a project for the Hastings Veterans Home. She is a very talented and hard-...

Letter: DeVinny an excellent choice for City Council

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: In response to the letter from Jake Mead (“Council missed an opportunity with Mead,” Feb. 14): as Mayor Nichols so succinctly and tactfully explained at the city council meeting, the council is governed by a charter. That charter is the blueprint they must follow. The process to...

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...

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