Opinion

Letter: Be part of 'downtown and waterfront rennaissance'

Oct 21, 2015
To the editor: The Lake City Planning Commission is excited to announce that we will be holding our “Big Tent” planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. to 8:15 pm at St. Mary’s Church.  The Planning Commission will be facilitating the meeting where we will present and discuss the aggregate...

Old Curmudgeon - 10-15-15

Oct 15, 2015
The Old Curmudgeon begs a thousand pardons for his oversight last week. He should have mentioned that Christopher Columbus’s birthday was coming up on this past Monday. No big deal? Only if you intended to mail off that package to Omaha, and then find the USPO closed. Chris does not get a lot of...

Letter: Many helped make Thursday market a success

Oct 14, 2015
To the editor: The Planning Committee of the Lake City Thursday Market wishes to convey their thanks to the citizens of Lake City and surrounding areas who attended the 2015 Thursday Market this past summer. We have been gratified by the regulars and newbies, who we saw each week shopping the...

Officer: Half of auto fatalities weren't buckled up

Oct 14, 2015
To the editor: In my 13 years as an officer with the Wabasha Police Department, I’ve enforced seat belt use and educated motorists about its life-saving importance. While I’ve issued many citations, writing tickets is not my goal. My hope is that I can educate each motorist with whom I come in...

Letter: Home sought for exchange student

Oct 14, 2015
To the editor: The Lake City Rotary once again has been approved to sponsor an incoming exchange student who will be arriving in January 2016. Rahul Gopal is from Gramstown, South Africa, and enjoys studying, math, science and has an interest in medicine. Rahul also enjoys sports and plays hockey....

The Old Curmudgeon - 10-7-15

Oct 7, 2015
Five Lake City businesses are initiating “Throwback Thursdays.” Those retailers are: Kennedy Snyder Hallmark/Drug, Fashion and Fun (corner of Washington and Center Sts.), Shear Wizards, The Corner Closet and Treats and Treasures. The term “Throwback Thursdays” refers to the time when stores stayed...

State Sen. Schmit: Good, bad news on education

Oct 7, 2015
Following perhaps the nicest Minnesota summer in memory, school is back in session. We’re deep into the fall sports season, and teachers have taken stock of where students are at following the summer break. It’s a great time for the rest of us to reflect on the state of our schools. Here’s the...

Seide: Make a pledge to learn about mental illness

Oct 7, 2015
<em>Editor's note: Jessica Seide is a community health specialist at Goodhue County Health and Human Services</em> Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions very common in the world today. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, religion or income. But people are...

Rep. Drazkowski: Appearance of Zip Rail corruption should give everyone pause

Oct 7, 2015
When government attempts to hide something from its citizens, those citizens have a right to be suspicious. Our latest example is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) from its discussions surrounding the proposed high speed rail line from the metro area to Rochester...

The Old Curmudgeon - 10-1-15

Oct 1, 2015
The Old Curmudgeon watched the lunar eclipse last Sunday evening. It had everything going for it. A stunning show, not too early, not too late. A clear night, a front row seat, no commercials, a few puffy clouds drifting by, fine fall weather, and free. What’s not to like? It did cause him to...

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