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Rep asks local businesses about pandemic impact

Aug 26, 2020
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig visited four downtown Lake City businesses and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 21, to ask how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government’s response. Craig’s tour began at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, where she talked to...

St. John’s to open school with face-to-face learning model

Aug 19, 2020
Editor’s note: The Graphic asked St. John’s Lutheran School Principal David Zabel to describe how learning will take place as the school year begins and the process that led to those decisions. His full response follows.   Once the Governor made his decision to “let local schools districts decide...

Schools go hybrid to start school year

Aug 19, 2020
Most Lake City Public Schools students will begin the school year with a model that blends aspects of distance learning with in-person instruction. The school board voted Tuesday to begin the year in the hybrid model, one of three models the state has ordered local districts to develop. The others...

Letter: Destination Lake City criticism was in error

Aug 19, 2020
Last week’s Graphic published a letter containing comments that heaped some rather heavy scorn on an entire organization based on misinformation. I’m sad to say I took the photo that resulted in a group, Destination Lake City, erroneously being accused of violating safety standards. The photo...

Hall of Fame induction postponed

Aug 19, 2020
The Hall of Fame committee had a special meeting on Aug. 10 to determine the best way to proceed with the Lake City High School Hall of Fame recognition. The committee voted unanimously to move the event to the Fall of 2021. “There is so much unknown at this time that it was determined the...

COVID-19 housing assistance offered to Goodhue County residents

Aug 19, 2020
Goodhue County residents struggling financially during the pandemic may be eligible for homeowners and renters assistance through the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA). SEMMCHRA received funding from the Goodhue County CARES Act allotment and the...

County releases data from Plainview COVID-19 testing event

Aug 19, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health announced Aug. 18 that there were 659 appointments made for its Plainview testing event on Aug. 10. They administered 562 tests. They said the turnout rate was common. The results of the tests were 554 negative (with three processing), and five positive. Wabasha...

Letter: Keep COVID-19 charts coming

Aug 12, 2020
I want to commend you for including data on Wabasha County’s COVID-19 rates in the Graphic the past few weeks. It is important information for citizens of Lake City to see and your graphs and tables give clear evidence of what is happening. I would like to encourage you to continue providing these...

How will school district respond if student or staff member catches COVID-19?

Aug 12, 2020
Regarding the upcoming school year, we need to ask ourselves what the policy is going to look like if a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any grade level, or an immediate family member. If a teacher, aid or other faculty member tests positive, what steps are going to be taken pertaining to...

Goodhue County to use CARES Act funding for business, housing grants

Aug 12, 2020
The Goodhue County Board has approved its CARES Act Funding Disbursement Program. The county received $5.64 million dollars from the Federal CARES Act that was approved by Congress on March 27. The CARES Act grants are intended to provide assistance to American workers, families, and small...


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