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Letter: Masks now, hugs later

Jul 15, 2020
I’m a proud Lake City resident who is sheltering in place on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. As a single guy I have been reflecting upon the cool reception I have received from some of the pretty single Lake City ladies. I now realize that they did not find me unattractive, but rather that...

COVID-19 testing sites to converge in Rochester

Jul 15, 2020
Beginning Monday, July 13, Mayo Clinic’s Northwest Clinic drive-through testing site shut down and all testing has been consolidated to a single testing location, according to Kari Etrheim, Olmsted County Public Health.Individuals needing a COVID-19 test will be directed to the Graham Park...

Doing our best to slow the spread of COVID-19

Jul 8, 2020
Many community members may be asking yourself, “when will this COVID-19 pandemic be over?!”  The answer is, “not for a while, we are in this for the long haul.”  As a community we all need to take actions to help reduce the chances of getting sick.  As we are turning the dial and starting to reopen...

Recognizing and responding to suicide risk during pandemic

Jul 8, 2020
During the COVID-l9 pandemic, some people with mental health problems may be at elevated risk for suicide. This is because the levels of stress that many are experiencing can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair. People who are already in treatment for suicide risk may need additional...

County looks to improve driver’s license service

Jul 8, 2020
The Wabasha County Board discussed making the driver’s license process easier at its June 30 meeting. No action was taken at this time, but the unanimous feeling of the board was to move forward with the process. All commissioners were present, including Rich Hall who has been attending meetings...

No fair, they still cleaned

Jul 8, 2020
Even though the 2020 Wabasha County Fair was canceled due to COVID-19, several fair board members, friends, family members met on Saturday, June 27, to do grounds clean up and routine maintenance, according to a news release. Afterwards they conducted a meeting and had lunch provided by Barb...

Mayor: City resilient in the face of COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020
As we address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of the resilience of our community. Citizens have stepped up and are helping neighbors and continuing their good work with their churches, schools, and service organizations. Our local hospital and clinics are implementing...

Firemen’s dance canceled, modified door prize drawing planned

Jul 1, 2020
In what could be the first time in over 120 years, the Lake City Fire Department won’t be holding the Lake City Fireman’s Dance. “This would have been the 122nd year of the dance,” Firefighter Justin Novak said. “To my knowledge we’ve never had a canceled dance even during times of war and...

Goodhue County Fair canceled

Jun 24, 2020
The Goodhue County Fair Board decided on June 17 it will not conduct the Goodhue County Fair in 2020. “The COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, crowd limits and the need for significant, regular sanitation of surfaces on the fairgrounds would be a major task at its best,” the board said...

Postponed art exhibit celebrating women is June 27

Jun 24, 2020
Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) will hold its“I AM WOMAN” Exhibit on Saturday June 27. Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. people can walk through the exhibit originally intended for Women’s History Month in March but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This Women’s History Month exhibition features art by...


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