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Dux reopens for summer

May 28, 2020
Dux ice cream shop on South Washington Street opened for the season on Thursday, May 21. Owner Gina Lynch said the timing of the opening wasn’t affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the menu was. Instead of hand-dipped cones and cups to order, ice cream was available in pre-portioned pints and...

Elder network still working to support care givers and clients

May 28, 2020
What do you do when you are a nonprofit that seeks to look out and care for the most vulnerable of our population during a pandemic? Well, let me tell you. We still care about our clients and care givers. Many people are struggling with isolation and depression on top of what was already a...

Council to meet on business reopenings

May 28, 2020
With a new executive order from Gov. Tim Walz allowing restaurants and other businesses to reopen, the Lake City City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, June 1, to see what the city can do to assist those businesses. Mayor Mark Nichols said the 5 p.m. meeting will be for the council to...

Congrats, Class of 2020, and to everyone who helped them, thank you

May 28, 2020
On behalf of the Johnson family, Ann and I would like to sincerely thank the teachers, administration, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers and all the other employees and volunteers of ISD-813 for providing our two sons with a quality education in a safe and open learning environment. Thank...

McDonald: A different but moving Memorial Day

May 28, 2020
Nothing is going to ever be the same, probably including our celebration of Memorial Day. The national celebration in Washington D.C. had to be changed quite a bit due to social distancing but was as moving as ever. If you do not watch this every year, please start next year. I highly recommend it...

Program benefits food shelf clients, restaurants

May 28, 2020
The Zumbro Valley Foundation, a local community foundation, has partnered with the food shelves in Mazeppa and Zumbro Falls to offer $25 gift cards from six area restaurants. A total of $6,250 was raised from local residents, businesses and community groups with a matching grant from the Southern...

School unveils graduation Plan C

May 21, 2020
After COVID-19 put a stop to the first two commencement plans for the Lincoln High School Class of 2020, the school has announced a three-phase event on Sunday, May 31 to celebrate seniors while adhering to social distancing requirements. Part one is a video presentation featuring the band playing...

Memorial Day observances on the radio, in-person, and on TV

May 21, 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and even during a pandemic there many local opportunities to mark to occasion. Traditional Memorial Day observances in Lake City, Red Wing, Wabasha and Kellogg have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 stay at home orders. Q-Media, owners of radio stations in Red...

Council to consider liquor license refund

May 21, 2020
Lake City City Council members sounded open to a proposal to refund a portion of city liquor license fees to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have had some individuals with liquor licenses asking – similar to other communities – if we would be willing to reimburse liquor...

Tigers on parade May 20

May 18, 2020
Bluff Country Schools Bus service is organizing a parade around the Lake City School District May 20 featuring teachers, bus drivers, and school staff. "We will travel all through town, as well as Zumbro Falls and Frontenac," the company said in a news release. The parade begins at 5 p.m.


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