Opinion

Letter: Work together on a city plan

Apr 21, 2016
To the editor:“Just bathrooms or might they be pots of gold?”Comments in last week’s Graphic  (bathhouse replacement plans) indicated we should be embarrassed about all the discussions concerning the replacement of the current bathhouse. Those words, in my opinion, simply highlight the disconnect...

The Old Curmudgeon - 4-21-16

Apr 21, 2016
The Old Curmudgeon read with interest a front page article in the March 18 Rochester Post-Bulletin which reported that an effort is underway to once again put Red Wing on the map as a premiere destination for ski jumping in North America. A group of ski jumping enthusiasts is pushing to build an...

Letters: Great things possible with shared vision

Apr 20, 2016
To the editor: Having sat through a more than two hour City Council meeting last week there are many questions that have come to mind. I listen and think from an educator’s perspective and experience.  Lessons are planned for a week, month and year.  There is a logical sequence in content with the...

Letters: A list of marina beach and Ohuta Park improvements

Apr 20, 2016
To the editor: Now that the plan seems to delay the bathrooms’ replacement, maybe we could focus on getting the old bathrooms cleaned up and ready for service. We noted that play park bathrooms are in service and look nice. We wish the city would take care of the beach bathrooms. Why not? I would...

Letter: Trails good for health, safety, economy

Apr 20, 2016
To the editor: I am writing in response to Bob Kohrs’ April 14 letter to the editor to offer another perspective and clear up some misunderstandings regarding trails. When we talk about the proposed Mississippi Blufflands Trail, please keep in mind that no designated route has been decided yet. In...

Drazkowski: More freedom means more tax revenues

Apr 20, 2016
On April 11, the Minnesota House took the rare step of trying to eliminate an antiquated law in the interest of personal freedom. Enjoy it while you can, as it doesn’t happen often. Much like Sunday liquor sales, when it comes to purchasing and using fireworks, Minnesota’s government tends to...

The Old Curmudgeon - 4-14-16

Apr 13, 2016
The Friends of the Lake City Library will be dedicating a new Little Free Library at McCahill Play Park at 10 a.m. Saturday morning April 16. For you newcomers (and there are some) that park is just across Highway 61 from Fiesta Foods’ front door. Story time, some games, refreshments, paper boat...

Rep. Drazkowski: Enhanced drivers licenses are a way to protect privacy while complying with federal law

Apr 13, 2016
On March 29, the Minnesota House of Representatives took the first step towards allowing REAL-ID-compliance, which would permit Minnesotans to legally board a commercial airplane beginning in 2018.  A law passed in 2008 prohibited Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety from even discussing REAL...

Winning essay: What a great day in Lake City is

Apr 13, 2016
Editor’s note: The following essay was one the winning submission in the under 18 category of the recently concluded “Lake City - A Great Place” essay contest. Look for more winning essays in the Graphic in the coming weeks. I yawned and jerked myself awake. Today was the big day! My family spends...

Letters: Grateful to legislators for support for childhood health

Apr 13, 2016
To the editor: We want to thank State Rep. Tim Kelly and State Sen. Matt Schmit for meeting with us and local volunteers recently to discuss ways to increase active living and physical activity among Minnesota youth. As part of the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition Day at the Capitol, we...

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