Opinion

Legions should continue paying property taxes

Feb 12, 2020
To the editor: As a member of the American Legion I support the Legion paying property taxes on buildings we own. Those taxes support the G.I. Bill, healthcare, pensions, boys staters, homes, cemeteries, too many to mention. Continued support from taxes will help to drive membership in the...

Letter: Student’s story a reminder to be more welcoming

Feb 12, 2020
To the editor: Many thanks to the Lake City Graphic for transcribing the powerful and illuminating story of Lincoln High School student and Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) 2020 Overcoming Adversity, Keeping Strong (OAKS) scholarship awardee, Gabriela Herrera Mateo’s journey from...

Letter: After 65 years, let's get highway project done

Feb 5, 2020
To the editor: Over the years and including recent times it is interesting to read and listen to a variety of and multitude of comments, responses and concerns on the Highway 61 lane reduction project. Just to bring folks up to speed, this “road diet” change has been discussed continually and...

Another successful blood drive thanks to donors, volunteers

Feb 5, 2020
To the editor: Thank you to the Lake City blood donors who presented at the Jan. 27-28 Red Cross bloodmobile drive. A total of 85 units was collected for use around our area, state and country. Gallon milestone recipient this drive is Eugene Moyer who reached 11 gallons. No matter if or when a...

Support available for caregivers

Feb 5, 2020
To the editor: Care givers: You have a demanding job. How are the resolutions going? Did you follow through on putting the care giver support group on your schedule? Did you reach out for help from others to give you a much needed break to do the things that you need to do? OK. The beauty of this...

Letter: Wear red for women’s heart disease

Feb 5, 2020
To the editor: National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, this year it is on February 7. Wear Red Day is a day to show support for the awareness of heart disease in women. Go Red for Women started more than 15 years ago, because the American Heart Association recognized that more...

A campaign for Southern Minnesota

Jan 29, 2020
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), we are proud of our ability to adapt and address the needs in our region. We know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to economic development, early childhood and community vitality. But, responding to the needs of southern Minnesota depends on...

Letter: City snow crews doing a great job

Jan 29, 2020
To the editor: To the city’s street department, thank you for the wonderful job you have been doing in our snow season. The streets are cleaned in no time. Snow is removed from Lakeshore Drive curbs. You are doing a great job. Thank you. Thank you. This is one of the many, many reasons why Lake...

All are welcome to work for the betterment of Lake City

Jan 22, 2020
The distinctive Destination Lake City (DLC) logo depicts a notional sailboat on Lake Pepin that advertises and promotes “our town” as a vibrant place to live, work, play, and visit. DLC was formed in 2014 to advocate opportunities and projects for action by the city. Please consider joining; you...

Chaplains honored on Feb. 3

Jan 22, 2020
Every year, American Legion posts nationwide commemorate the selfless acts of four chaplains on or near Feb. 3, designated Four Chaplains Day by Congress in 1948. Through interfaith services, memorial ceremonies and other solemn events, members of the American Legion family lead their communities...

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