Opinion

Hearing will compare cost of landfills vs waste to energy in Goodhue County

Dec 20, 2018
Goodhue County sent out notice of a public hearing to gather the public’s testimony on designating all mixed municipal solid waste (commonly referred to as “trash”) generated in Goodhue County be sent to the City of Red Wing’s Solid Waste Campus. That public hearing will be held on Jan. 8, at 9 a...

Halvorson: I am the Mighty Mississippi

Dec 13, 2018
Not everyone likes poetry so I’ve made it a point not to include my poems in my weekly post. Sometimes we need to be reminded of all the beauty at our front door. The following is from my book “When Life Throws Tomatoes.” I am the Mighty Mississippi Although I start as a small stream I have been...

New Republican caucus aims for transparency, inclusiveness

Dec 13, 2018
Editor’s note: Representatives Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg), Cal Bahr (R-East Bethel), and Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal) are the organizers of the New House Republican Caucus. They have issued the following statement about the formation of the caucus. We want the...

Goggin: Caring for veterans

Dec 6, 2018
With the recent observance of Veterans Day, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the legislation we worked on that cares for Minnesota’s veterans. There are more than 330,000 veterans in Minnesota. Despite making up a relatively small percentage of our population, it is exceedingly...

Grateful to have grown up here

Dec 6, 2018
To the editor: In early October I attended the 50th class reunion of Lincoln High School of 1968. By the way, 1968 was quite a year in our history. I moved after my sophomore year, so I did not graduate from there but was invited as a former classmate. First of all, I want to thank those people...

Letter: Home tour a big success

Dec 6, 2018
To the editor: Many, many thanks go out to many, many people who made the Holiday Home Tour a big success. The homes were beautiful. I know so much work went into decorating each one. The owners did a super job. Thanks to Sandy Wieck and Ann Nibbe, co-chairmen, for the work they put into...

Chamber director: Many hands made lights work

Dec 6, 2018
To the editor: Thank you so much to all who attended the tree lighting ceremony in Patton Park on Nov. 24 and thank you to those who brought a non-perishable food item for our local food shelf. Your support and generosity towards others within our community is something you should be continuously...

Public works: Protect water by using less salt

Dec 6, 2018
There is no denying it; winter has arrived in Lake City and so, too, will snow and ice on our sidewalks. We all want safe sidewalks and driveways, but did you know that most of us over-salt, thinking that more is better when it comes to keeping sidewalks and driveways ice free? The problem is...

Survey results give EDA data to work with

Dec 6, 2018
Editor’s note: A version of the following report is included in the latest utility bills sent out by Lake City Public Utilities. Over the last forty years, hundreds of citizens in Lake City, Minn., have seriously discussed building a community center. These conversations have happened during...

Halvorson: Traditions

Dec 6, 2018
It’s that time of year again. You know, put away the knick knacks and bring out the Christmas treasures. Each year it gets earlier and earlier. I guess we all have our favorite traditions. Although when I think about it many of mine have changed through the years. When we were kids Christmas was...

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