Opinion

New laws go into effect to keep Minnesotans safer on the road

Aug 7, 2019
Whether driving up to the cabin, carpooling kids to camp, or towing your boat to the lake, Minnesotans spend much of the summer on the road. From these busy final weeks of summer to the dead of winter, we must do everything we can to ensure our families arrive where they’re going safely. That is...

Letter: Highway 61 detour will hurt local businesses

Aug 7, 2019
To the editor:Last week’s edition of The Lake City Graphic outlined the proposed detours for Highway 61 through Lake City in the summer of 2020.These proposed detours will literally take thousands of travelers out of the Lake City business district at a cost to businesses of hundreds of thousands...

Letter: Thanks to community for food shelf support

Aug 7, 2019
To the editor:Thanks again to the community and businesses of Lake City for your continued support of the Lake City Food Shelf.Even with cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, our shelves are well filled and we will meet the needs of food challenged clients here in...

Letter: Hearth and Home expansion won't happen this year

Jul 31, 2019
To the editor: First, we would like to express our gratitude for the support we at Hearth and Home Technologies (HHT) have received from the community and city officials here in Lake City. We’ve been able to work together to grow our business in Lake City since we began production in 1992 with...

Letter: Thanks Y, city, and staff for a great summer at the pool

Jul 31, 2019
To the editor: We attend water aerobics classes (some of us for many years) at the Lake City O’Neil outdoor Community Pool. This pool opened in 1987 and thanks to the great work of the city continues to function and serve the community today. We would like to express our appreciation to the Red...

SMIF stakeholders on regional bus tour

Jul 31, 2019
Every summer I look forward to Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) annual bus tour. For the fifth year, SMIF staff and board spent the day visiting partners who are making a difference in their community. This year we traveled to the eastern part of our 20-county region – Mower,...

Letter: July blood drive is very successful with 94 units

Jul 31, 2019
To the editor:In response to the July plea for blood, donors in the Lake City area stepped forward to give 94 units.  This tremendously successful drive brings the total units collected in the three drives sponsored by the local committee to 267 so far this year.  Thank you to everyone who offered...

IT Director: If email looks suspicious, it probably is

Jul 25, 2019
Does something smell phishy? No, not the fishing in Minnesota, and no that is not a typo. This is about email “phishing.” We have all seen them in the inbox – “Here is that important document you asked for” or “Click here to prevent your account from being closed” or the most well-known example,...

Wise Ace owners announce plans for former public safety building

Jul 25, 2019
To the editor: Due to the recent article and subsequent letter to editor in The Graphic, we felt a reply was necessary to expound on our offer to save the old public safety building as part of an expanded Wise Ace Hardware Store. The Wise family has been in the Hardware business in Lake City for...

Letter: July blood donors may win trip for four

Jul 17, 2019
To the editor:According to the American Red Cross in a June 14, 2019, release:  “A, B, and O are our main blood groups, and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives.  Please sign up today to donate soon.“Only about three percent of the U.S....

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