Opinion

Letter: We could be a Grand Marais

Jul 15, 2016
To the editor: My name is Russell Malcomson and I have raised my four children the last 20 plus years here in Lake City.My wife Nancy and are enjoying watching our daughter Crystal Boe and her husband Russell raise our grandchildren. I am running for City Council in the upcoming election. I would...

Letter: City does 'great job' with storm cleanup.

Jul 14, 2016
To the editor: Thank you to Lake City’s streets and electric departments for the great job they did cleaning up the trees and branches and keeping the lights on after last week’s storm. Great job! Tom Heffernan Lake City

Letter: We could be another Grand Marais

Jul 14, 2016
To the editor: My name is Russell Malcomson and I have raised my four children the last 20 plus years here in Lake City. My wife Nancy and are enjoying watching our daughter Crystal Boe and her husband Russell raise our grandchildren. I am running for City Council in the upcoming election. I would...

Letter: CP gives to food shelf

Jul 6, 2016
To the editor:  In 2014, the Christmas train did not stop in Lake City.  We did not receive an answer as to why, but I was able to go online and fill out a request for a donation from them.  Two months ago, I received a call from Canadian Pacific stating that the Lake City Food Shelf would receive...

It isn't all that gloomy beyond Lake Wobegon

Jul 6, 2016
July 1 will be Garrison Keillor’s last official time hosting “A Prairie Home Companion,” a public radio broadcast with a history a decade longer than that of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. There’s no denying Keillor’s radio...

Letter: Affiliation is good for the city

Jul 6, 2016
To the editor:     In response to letters to the editor regarding Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) Lake City, things have changed a lot in medicine since 1998.    The former city attorney thinks Mayo wants out of the 30 year agreement. MCHS states they have no plans to end their affiliation with...

The Old Curmudgeon - 6-30-16

Jun 29, 2016
As of July 2, the Old Curmudgeon will have gotten his mail in Lake City for 24 years. That span of time represents, by far, the longest period that he has lingered anywhere on the planet. His previous addresses have included Estherville, Dodge Center, Winona, Mantorville, Rochester, Anoka,...

It isn't all gloom beyond Lake Wobegon

Jun 29, 2016
July 1 will be Garrison Keillor’s last official time hosting “A Prairie Home Companion,” a public radio broadcast with a history a decade longer than that of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. There’s no denying Keillor’s radio...

Letter: Three lanes a no-brainer

Jun 29, 2016
To the editor: After reading all the negative comments regarding the city proposal for three lanes, it was great to read councilman Schreck’s editorial.  I would like to commend Greg in spelling out the many advantages to this proposal.  I echo his thoughts and feelings on this subject completely.I...

Letter: Often you can find it locally

Jun 29, 2016
To the editor: The phrase “Shop Locally” has been echoed many years, and these words have been used, abused, and misused over time.  I would like to share two experiences from this past week in which ultimately supports “Shop Locally.”  As many of you know as an elected official I attend many...

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