Different roads to a common goal

Oct 14, 2020
There is no doubt in my mind that all the candidates for mayor and city council are honest, dedicated, and committed to a bright and prosperous future for Lake City. That having been said, however, it is a certainty that our various candidates represent significantly different approaches to achieve...

Kramer running ‘for the greater good of Lake City’

Oct 14, 2020
I’m very excited to be running for Lake City City Council and the chance to represent you and this amazing community. I love being a part of Lake City and want to work to ensure a strong future for our town. As a way to introduce myself to you, let me share a few of my qualifications and priorities...

Library Friends mark library week with a look back to their founding

Oct 14, 2020
Twenty-four years ago a letter printed in the Lake City Graphic invited people who shared a love of books and community to a presentation at the public library. The speaker, from the Rochester Friends of the Library, was coming to address the newly formed Friends of the Lake City Public Library....

Nichols: City has accomplished a lot, but there is much left to do

Oct 14, 2020
Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and fast approaching. I am writing to ask the voters of Lake City to re-elect me to serve as mayor. The accomplishments we have achieved as a city during my term are the result of the talent and contributions of literally hundreds of volunteer citizens, city staff...

Nichols doesn’t just lead, he’s involved in the community

Oct 14, 2020
Mayor Mark Nichols has earned my vote for Lake City mayor. Mark works well with the council and staff. Over the past four years Mayor Nichols has initiated and received council approval to require all departments to have annual work plans. The council also assembles an annual work plan. He listens...

Nichols should be re-elected

Oct 14, 2020
I look around town, and I see change and progress. I see things that had never existed, and I see a level of excitement that is like a breath of fresh air. Many of these improvements can be credited to Mayor Mark Nichols’ leadership. As mayor, Mark has brought a level of professionalism to his...

Nichols will continue to be a strong leader with vision

Oct 14, 2020
Our city of 5000 is blessed to live in spectacular geography year around. The prime location is Ohuta Park and the Marina. Like our predecessors who had the vision for the marina, our community needs to make the investment into Ohuta Park that will be used and appreciated for the next 50-plus...

Put a farmer in the state senate

Oct 14, 2020
There is a little known fact in the race for Minnesota Senate. There are no active farmers in the Minnesota Senate. As a fourth generation family farmer, Ralph Kaehler will bring his life experience and the fresh perspective Minnesotans need to the state legislature. He is endorsed by the...

Support Nichols’ and his team for a bright future

Oct 14, 2020
In just a few days voters will be going to the polls to cast their ballots if they haven’t voted already. It’s an understatement to say this year’s election and news’ cycle has been very contentious and very difficult. So many people are facing health issues, financial issues, domestic issues and...

A teacher’s view on the state of our nation

Oct 7, 2020
The results of the 2020 presidential election will determine the direction of our country—long into the future. Voters need to carefully exercise their right. As an educator, I have great concerns with the current president. President Trump frequently relies on bullying, blaming and belittling...


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