Administrator: Wabasha County making financial progress where possible

Mar 31, 2016
To the editor, Over the years Wabasha County government has diligently worked to continue to improve the fiscal health of the county. At times, those efforts have felt herculean. This is because the state has passed unfunded mandates to counties that we are required to implement, has reduced...

Rep. Drazkowski: I disagree with Gov. Dayton on surplus spending

Mar 31, 2016
Recently, Minnesota’s state economists projected that our state would have a $900 million budget surplus to allocate before the 2016 legislative session ends. Because of this, Gov. Dayton recently released a supplemental budget proposal outlining what he’d like to do with this money. In short, his...

SMIF CEO: Rural communities could benefit from proposed legislation

Mar 31, 2016
As Minnesota lawmakers continue through the 89th legislative session, there are several items up for discussion that could potentially benefit our rural communities. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), our work intersects with many of these issues, such as investments in early...

The Old Curmudgeon - 3-24-16

Mar 24, 2016
The Old Curmudgeon is looking out his window to see if the weather forecast of rain starting in 47 minutes will actually happen on time. The press deadline will preclude him from waiting to see if the forecast of six to 10 inches of snow will follow in the wake of the rain. The site of the former...

Letter: Expand plans for beach house

Mar 24, 2016
To the editor:When will Lake City wake up and realize what a gem we have with a beach so close to downtown?There are those that say the beach does not get used. I beg to differ.I have a view from my front window. There are people at the beach every day year round from 6 a.m. until dark. We need a...

Letter: 'Great Place' essay contest a great success

Mar 24, 2016
To the editor: The “Lake City - A Great Place” Essay Contest is over, and the results have been announced. We were delighted at the participation in its first year of what we hope will become an annual event. We thank all the participants who wrote and submitted essays. It was such fun to read...

Winning Essay: We've got trouble

Mar 24, 2016
Editor’s note: The following essay was one of the winning submissions in the the open category of the recently concluded “Lake City - A Great Place” essay contest. Look for more winning essays in the Graphic in the coming weeks. We’ve got trouble, right here in Lake City. That’s trouble, with a...

Letter: Don't demolish bathhouse, fix it up

Mar 24, 2016
To the editor: Lake City is park rich. Please don’t ask too much from the small park at Ohuta! I sailed here in the early ‘60s with Bert Gunnan who has passed away. There were two sailboats in the harbor that entered the slip from the north. The marina has come a long way with much being done for...
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A Test of Greatness

Mar 16, 2016
How can a man so uninterested in telling the truth become so popular in a political world in which morality was once considered so important? The leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination wants to build a wall on the Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. That is not possible...

The Old Curmudgeon - 3-17-16

Mar 16, 2016
The Old Curmudgeon strongly urges folks to keep a journal. What we remember for a day, a week, or a year, and wonder how we could ever forget, somehow slips away as the decades go by. Looking through a 25-year-old journal, as he was wondering what he was going to write about this week, he...


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