Opinion

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....

Letters: The 'affordable' housing that isn't

Aug 27, 2015
To the editor: Well, here we go again: building townhomes no young people can afford. I thought the $1,000 lots were for people that can’t afford land and build a home, and what’s the first thing the city council does? Sell three-fourths to developers to build $180,000 townhouses. Look around...

Letter: Goal setting may help local groups

Aug 20, 2015
To the editor: I have been part of several goal setting groups spending time identifying how to strengthen the Lake City community.  The focus is on the residents as well as visitors.  Local community organizations plan many events through the year to encourage folks of all ages to come together to...

The Old Curmudgeon - 8-20-15

Aug 20, 2015
A potpourri of news and comments this week, not the least of which is the story out of Bloomington that addresses the coyote problem in that city. As reported in the Rochester Post-Bulletin on Monday, “Patty Palacios lost her Pomeranian poodle to a coyote attack. It is not funny, but one must admit...

Letter: Accessibility features need support now

Aug 19, 2015
To the editor: I am a woman who requires the assistance of a walker to safely walk more than a few steps without help. And so, I sincerely thank the person(s) responsible for the new handicapped parking space at the marina which allows easier access to the public restrooms and the patio area...

Work to improve vets care must continue

Aug 12, 2015
Through their service and sacrifice our veterans have protected our nation and deserve a government that fulfills the promise of quality care.There are well more than 300,000 employees at Veterans Administration (VA) facilities nationwide and undoubtedly many are dedicated to providing quality...

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