Opinion

Rep. Kline: Last 15 months in office will be busy

Sep 23, 2015
By U.S. Rep. John Kline District 2 In case you missed it, I announced earlier this month that I will not be seeking re-election in November 2016. After a memorable 25-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps and almost 13 years in Congress, serving our great nation has been an honor and a privilege....

Letters: Juniors encouraged to apply for high school page program

Sep 23, 2015
To the editor: All high school juniors are now eligible to apply for the Minnesota House of Representatives 2016 High School Page Program. By taking part in this week-long program, pages learn the legislative process and also develop leadership skills by observing how committees are conducted and...

Letter: Don't block downtown streets for Junk Crush

Sep 23, 2015
To the editor: I have two concerns today for the hometown paper: In my case, it was an inconvenience to have the Junk Crush close Center and Washington streets in front of so many businesses.  We wanted to have supper at a business on that street, and had to walk two blocks to get there due to the...

The Old Curmudgeon - 9-17-15

Sep 17, 2015
The times, they are a-changin’! When a young urban housewife looks at a decades-old stainless steel milker bucket and envisions it as a base for a floor lamp, she sees its’ unique possibility. When an old farmer looks at the same object, the memory of just how heavy that puppy was when filled to...

Rep. Kelly: 2015 legislature made "historic" investment in education

Sep 17, 2015
Classrooms across Minnesota are once again open for business, making this the perfect opportunity to discuss a few of the accomplishments for K-12 education during the 2015 legislative session. Most school administrators I’ve spoken with are pleased with the historic investment lawmakers made in...

Letter - Book sale to help library

Sep 17, 2015
To the editor: The Friends of the Lake City Library book sale during the Junk Crush weekend was a huge success. The weather was perfect and the people came out to support all the activities.  We want to thank the American Legion for the use of their facility, members of the Lake City Tigers...

Letter - Antenna service is good

Sep 17, 2015
To the editor: Concerning the dropping of Channel 10 by the cable companies, I have a $100 booster and a $65 aerial from Campion Antenna Service, Byron, Minn. (507-254-0724).I get 30 stations.  If I turn it a quarter turn, I get channel 10, 1, 2 and 3 clearly.  Who needs the overpriced media...

The Old Curmudgeon - 9-10-15

Sep 10, 2015
And just like that, in the blink of an eye, one-third of September’s already gone by! It means different things to different people. For the kids, it’s back to school. For most folks who toil outside, it means welcome autumn temperatures after a hotter than normal season. Old curmudgeons are...

The Old Curmudgeon - 9-3-15

Sep 3, 2015
The Loving Lake Pepin Art Show tops this week’s agenda. The artist’s reception is this very evening. (Sept. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at the Lake City Marina. It is a free show. Refreshments and munchies will be furnished by the artists in generous proportions. The Old Curmudgeon helped in the...

Farmland retention preserves heritage

Sep 3, 2015
Southern Minnesota’s economy is certainly more diverse than it was when Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) was founded nearly 30 years ago. However, agriculture still plays a major role. Agriculture and forestry account for over 20 percent of our 20-country region’s economic output. 6....

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