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...

Meeting planned on dairy expansion proposal

Sep 5, 2018
Scotch Prairie Farms in Wabasha County, about seven miles southeast of Lake City, is proposing to triple its dairy operation, according to an Environmental Assessment Worksheet prepared by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The worksheet is open for public comment through Oct. 3 at 4:...

Prep underway for Autumn Harvest Days

Aug 22, 2018
Organizers have been out in the field preparing for the 19th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival coming up at the end of September. A group was out recently getting shocking oats ready for the festival. Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days will be Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5...

Students from Russian school visit alpaca farm

Jun 27, 2018
It came about because of a chance meeting. Lara Long was riding bike along Lakeview Drive, noticed some alpacas, and decided to drop in and talk to the owner. Soon she would be back with some 34 children plus chaperones for a tour of the farm. Long is the assistant principal at Klassika, a...

Letter: Board deserves thanks for rejecting rule change

Jun 7, 2018
To the editor: The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met on May 8 to consider changing the county’s land use ordinance as proposed by Circle K Farms and county staff. The changes would have weakened protections for family farmers, rural residents, and small towns, regarding health and safety...

Farm power own display at Lincoln High School

May 31, 2018
It was a party atmosphere the morning of May 25 as 34 farm implements, many adorned with American flags, and one John Deere riding lawnmower converged on a parking lot at Lincoln High School in what has become an annual tradition near the end of the school year. Country music played as students and...

Dairy day camp is June 14

May 24, 2018
The Minnesota Farmers Union and Wabasha County Farmers Union encourage people celebrate “June is Dairy Month” and the end of the school year by sending their kids to Day Camp on a Dairy Farm. This year a day camp is set to take place on Thursday, June 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at FjelMar Dairy...


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