Family Night on the Farm coming to rural Millville

Jun 12, 2019
The fifth annual Wabasha County Family Night on the Farm will be Thursday, June 20, at Stelling Farms in rural Millville. The free event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and includes several family activities like a farm machinery display, milking demonstrations from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., calf...

Farm power comes to high school

May 29, 2019
In what has become an annual tradition, students drove farm machinery (and maybe a lawn tractor or two) to Lincoln High School on Friday, May 24. The machinery paraded down Garden Street in front of the school to close the day.

Massive West Albany dairy expansion approved

Mar 14, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional/interim use permit (CUP) for expansion of an existing feedlot owned by Brian and Ashly Yotter in West Albany Township, Lake City. The vote was 3-0, with Brian Goihl abstaining. This action was taken at their regular meeting on March...

Scholarship encourages education in sustainable agriculture practices

Jan 9, 2019
Editor’s note: To kick off 2019, The Graphic is publishing short articles from local organizations and groups to raise awareness about their activities in the coming year. People who want to submit an article and, optionally, a photo, can email it Submissions are subject...

Fick receives CattleWomen's lifetime achievement award

Dec 20, 2018
Vicky Fick of rural Lake City is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Minnesota CattleWomen’s Association. An introductory statement announcing the award summarizes Fick’s involvement with the association. She has served for many years on the executive committee of the...

Lake City hazelnut grower to speak in Winona on Nov. 15

Nov 8, 2018
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Norm Erickson will discuss his experience with growing hazelnuts as a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop yielding a variety of products including food, oil, feed, and biodiesel at the Winona Campus of Minnesota State College - Southeast. The talk is part of the...

Letter: Exciting program brings local produce to school lunch trays

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: When I was eating school lunch in the 1970s, there were just two days I looked forward to: spaghetti day and pizza day. The mystery-meat hamburgers and overcooked vegetables, and hard, cold mashed potatoes were just bad. My children have been eating school lunch for the past decade...

Letter: Beware of big money in local politics

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: Big money is buying local elections. Beginning last summer big money lined the major streets of Lake City with huge red and white signs and stuffed our mailboxes with over a dozen large glossy fliers of their candidate. We all know that Barb Haley “promotes affordable housing” and...

Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days are this weekend

Sep 26, 2018
The 19th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dwain Gerken farm, 64245 355th Avenue, Lake City. The festival celebrates rural history with equipment demonstrations, displays, live music, children’s activities...

Growing children growing veggies

Sep 5, 2018
Lake City Tiger Time childcare participants and a Tiger Time employee with some veggie snacks made from produce grown by the children over the summer. Tiger Time grew five types of tomatoes and peppers, Tiger Time Director Amy Holland said. They also grew cucumbers, green beans, radishes, and...


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