Ohl: Worrywart

Nov 8, 2023
I worry unduly which is the definition of a worrywart. I come by this malady naturally as my mother was the queen of worriers. When she would see or hear something upsetting, her head would slowly shake side to side and we would hear the tongue clicking sound “tsk, tsk.” If there should be a lack...

Environmental commission: Salt, while essential, is harmful when misused

Nov 8, 2023
Salt is essential for life on Earth. It has been used by humans for thousands of years, from food preservation to being a form of currency. While salt is necessary for human health, too much salt or salt in the wrong place can harm or even kill almost any living organism on the planet. Salt can...

Food shelf needs your help

Nov 1, 2023
Perhaps you have the desire to help your fellow citizens. Perhaps you are wondering what contribution you could make to society in your retirement. Perhaps you have a flexible schedule and could fit in some time to give to the Lake City community. Regardless of why, the Lake City Food Shelf...

Ohl: Car Talk

Nov 1, 2023
I admit it, I talk to my cars, and have even been known to give them a pat on a fender as I walk by. I am a car guy, but also an anthropomorphist which is defined as the art or practice of attributing human form or qualities to an animal, plant, or material object. I don’t think talking to my car...

Happy to provide visitor information

Oct 25, 2023
In the summer I rode my bike along the lake front and provided information to the tourists. If they saw pelicans I said the town leased them from a place in Florida and brought them up in a truck. If there were no pelicans I said the lease ran out. When the paddle boat was out, I mentioned that...

Sen. Drazkowski: Addressing the ambulance provider crisis

Oct 25, 2023
Many of you are aware of the concerning situation facing the Altura Ambulance Service. Unfortunately, what they are facing is not unique. Ambulance providers across our state, especially in small towns and rural areas, are struggling to meet state mandates for coverage and response times with...

Ohl: The Lonely Outhouse

Oct 25, 2023
When Halloween arrives, I can’t help but think of outhouses. Growing up on the farm I had personal experience with ours until the house was modernized. But on Halloween some kids didn’t want to use them for their original purpose. They wanted to tip them over. I don’t recall ever participating in...

October ‘Tiger Talk’ with Supt. Arian Wright

Oct 25, 2023
As October comes to a close, it is clear that Tiger Pride is strong at Lake City Schools! The month began with Homecoming Week, traditionally celebrated to bolster school spirit and build community within the school. There were several events and opportunities for students, parents, staff and the...

Captains, family nominations sought for Best Christmas Ever

Oct 18, 2023
Working closely with Kennedy Drug by Sterling and the Astrup Family Foundation, a charitable organization called Best Christmas Ever (BCE) “is hoping to bless a family in the Lake City area with a Christmas surprise,” according to an Astrup news release. “BCE provides families who have fallen upon...

SEMMCHRA: Lake City is a ‘Fair Housing City’

Oct 18, 2023
The City of Lake City Lake City has partnered with the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) as part of the Small Cities Development Program and is designated as a “Fair Housing City,” according to a SEMMCHRA news release. “The Fair Housing Act ensures...


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