Opinion

Letter: City moves two steps forward

Sep 5, 2019
To the editor: With warm and sunny conditions Lake City moved two steps forward this summer. By forward I am referring to the front page news articles that appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of the Lake City Graphic. To refresh your memory the headlines were “1,500 frolic on lakefront” and “the Council...

Letter: Many to thank after successful hog roast

Aug 29, 2019
To the editor: Thanks to all of you who came to our Bethany Lutheran church Hog Roast on Saturday. We served over 250 people. All proceeds go right back to our community. Also I can’t forget to thank all of my fellow members who work so hard to make this such an successful event every year. Some...

Growing the local foods economy

Aug 28, 2019
This time of year, the farmers’ markets are rich with local vegetables, berries, meats, breads and jams. It’s a visual testament to the abundance of our region and the ever-growing local foods economy that is sustained by consumers who want to buy directly from area farmers. At Southern Minnesota...

Letter: Detours will be disastrous to Lake City small businesses

Aug 14, 2019
To the editor: I saw an article in the Graphic (“2020 detours detailed at manufacturers luncheon” on Aug. 1) that when they replace our Highway 61 from our four-lane road to a 1920s two-lane road that they are going to close the highway downtown during construction. That would be disastrous to...

Letter: City should keep public safety building land

Aug 8, 2019
To the editor: I have been mulling over in my mind the idea of having the hardware store build on the space where the public safety building is now. I just don’t think it is the best place for them and I feel very strongly that the city should keep that land for the future needs of the community....

Letter: Fortunate to have 'Our Graphic'

Aug 8, 2019
To the editor: I hope everyone in Lake City appreciates how fortunate we are to have an independent and locally-owned newspaper, for today we’re witnessing the demise of nearly 2,000 local newspapers across our country due to the monolithic reach of the internet and rapid expansion of social media...

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...

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