Opinion

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...

Letter: Waltman was a true public servant

Feb 7, 2019
To the Editor: It is with a heavy heart that I write. I recently moved from Lake City and when reading the on-line edition of the Graphic, I saw that a dear friend and true public servant passed away. To Terry Waltman and family, my deepest sympathies. Mary Lou was a true public servant, who...

Why I love where I live

Jan 30, 2019
There have been moments throughout my life when opportunities arose to move to a different part of the state of Minnesota, or even a different part of the country. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love living in southern Minnesota and that there are many reasons why I choose to stay here. As the...

Roller rinks

Jan 30, 2019
I remember when there were roller rinks in almost every town, that was before the introduction  of roller blades.We went from clamp on skates, where we needed skate boys to fit the skates, to shoe skates.The first rink in Lake City was a portable rink located right next to the harbor where the...

Letter: Ice boats demonstrate city's four-season potential

Jan 24, 2019
To the editor: Several Lake City businesses received what might be considered late Christmas gifts, thanks to different groups of ice boaters from around the six- or seven-state area coming here to race on Lake Pepin, on three consecutive weekends! Some racers arrived and boated on each Friday....

Halvorson: River of tears

Jan 24, 2019
I recently attended the round table at the library. The subject was World War II. It brought back memories of my teen age years. I was 14 when we were listening to a concert on the radio and the program was interrupted with the announcement that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor. As an innocent 14...

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