Opinion

Garay: Work vs. High School

Dec 30, 2015
Work and school have many similar qualities, but they also have their differences too. Mankind goes to work to earn money and many young teenagers or soon-to-be adults attend high school, not because they have to, but because it’s what’s best for them. Some high schoolers attend school and have a...

Johnson: Coffee vs. Mountain Dew

Dec 30, 2015
What gets your energy level up faster than a caffeinated drink? There’s many choices to pick from that can range from a carbonated cold drink, to a warm soothing taste.  Some are healthier than others, and provide more caffeine that will boost up the human power needed in the morning. Coffee has a...

Kjos: Money vs. Athletics

Dec 30, 2015
According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2015, about 15 million teenagers are going to school and all of them are making very important choices each and every day.  One of these important choices is to decide either take part in a high school sport, get a job or not do either...

Lane: Winter vs. Summer

Dec 30, 2015
Summer and winter are two seasons that share a lot of the same advantages. However, they differ in many ways as well. Many people claim summer or winter to be their favorite seasons for a variety of reasons. Summer and winter are very similar because they both hold two of the most enjoyably...

Letter: Hwy. 61 should remain four lanes

Dec 30, 2015
To the editor: Recently in the Graphic I read a letter to the editor titled “Lane changes long overdue.” The letter stated “Changing Highway 61 from four lanes to three should be among the highest priorities for many reasons”.  Various reasons were stated but do not make good, rational sense.  ...

The Old Curmudgeon - 12-31-15

Dec 24, 2015
Before he forgets -- merry Christmas to all! The days continue to lengthen a minute here - a minute there (Hey! It adds up!). The Old Curmudgeon is back from a short hiatus to Tampa. The flight reminded him of a couple of excursions back in 1982 (Those seats did not recline either!). People Express...

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation CEO: Lots to be grateful for

Dec 24, 2015
It seems impossible we’ve reached the list-making time of year again - wish lists, gift shopping lists, holiday card lists, lists of resolutions for becoming better people in 2016. Certainly, there are several things I’m looking forward to in 2016: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF),...

All help food shelf serve

Dec 23, 2015
To the editor:  2015 has been a very busy year at the new food shelf serving some of our neighbors.People in Lake City have been very generous in their continued support of the food shelf.Individuals, youth groups, adult organizations, businesses, churches, and grant money enable us the opportunity...

Delila's: Bring your own breath mints

Dec 17, 2015
If this is to be an objective review of Delila’s Cafe and Catering in Zumbro Falls, I should find at least one criticism. Here’s the best I can come up with: Delila’s should offer breath mints, either complimentary or for sale, to customers who order their ZF Burger which usually is served with a...

Rep. Kelly: Tax relief should trump spending of projected surplus

Dec 17, 2015
The arrival of December means different things for different people. Nearly everyone recognizes this time as the beginning of the holiday or Christmas season. But inside the State Capitol, early December marks the time where the first piece or our upcoming session’s roadmap session is unveiled –...

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