City of Lake City

Letter: Share what you value about Patton Park

Oct 9, 2019
To the editor: In my letter of Sept. 17 to The Graphic regarding Patton Park, I used the word “minimal” in describing usage. And I stated the park was “grossly underutilized.” So last week’s response letter saying I made “unproven claims” could be considered accurate. I erred in not making it...

Letter: Highway project should be done in two stages

Oct 9, 2019
To the editor: I would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all involved in putting together the informal question and answer meeting related to the 2020 Highway 61 construction project. It was amazing to learn that the project has come this far without someone in the city doing an “economic...

Letter: City should follow its own example with former public safety building site

Oct 9, 2019
To the editor: Lake City residents hear it often: Lake City is so beautiful! In fact, it’s accepted wisdom that Lake City attracts newcomers and pleases residents with its beauty. When over 100 years ago, residents built a city hall so impressive it rivaled, even surpassed, many a county...

Library issues 'State of the Library' report

Oct 9, 2019
Since it has become a part of the discussion over the future of the city-owned former public safety building property nextdoor, the Lake City public library has released some usage statistics from recent years to give the public information about its activities. 2013 is the last full year of data...

Letter: City depts. wonderful in storm response

Oct 2, 2019
To the editor: Thank you Lake City street department, light department, water department, fire department, police department and first responders. You did a wonderful job on last Tuesday night’s tornado. No lives were lost or anyone hurt, the downed trees were cleaned up, the next day the power...

Progress made in tornado clean-up

Oct 2, 2019
Lots of work has gone into repairing the damage from the EF-0 tornado that swept through Lake City Tuesday, Sept. 24 – by the city, by volunteers, by property owners – and a lot of progress has been made. A total cost estimate of the damage caused is yet to come, however. The storm struck at about...

Mayor: When tornado hit, city responded

Oct 2, 2019
Last Tuesday night our town experienced a tornado that traveled a destructive path through the center of our community. To those that suffered property damage it was a terrible outcome and we are all thankful that our community avoided bodily injuries. Later in the week I made the rounds to a...

Letter: Why does mayor want to tear down usable building

Sep 26, 2019
To the editor: A month ago, I sent a letter to the editor detailing how Wise Ace Hardware would like to purchase the old public safety building and use the existing building as the foundation of a new store. We received tremendous support for our idea throughout the community. People don’t want...

Tornado hits Lake City

Sep 26, 2019
No one was injured or displaced by a Tuesday night tornado that caused extensive damage in Lake City, officials said, but some residents remained without power Wednesday morning and clean-up is expected to take days. The storm hit at around 8 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, the...

House bonding committee coming to Lake City

Sep 18, 2019
The last time the bonding committee from the Minnesota House of Representatives visited Lake City, several legislators wondered why the city wasn’t asking for any state bonding money. “Lake City has historically not been proactive in approaching the state for funding,” Mayor Mark Nichols wrote in...


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