Lidia Wallerich wins STEM educator award

Jan 17, 2024
Lake City native and Zumbrota-Mazeppa teacher Lidia Wallerich is one of 10 area teachers to receive a 2024 Outstanding Educator Award from STEM Forward. “STEM Forward, a leading advocate for STEM education in the region, proudly acknowledges the remarkable dedication of K-12 professionals who have...

High school announces December 2023 Students of the Month

Jan 17, 2024
The December 2023 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine at Lincoln High School have been announced. Two students from these grades are selected each month. December students include: • Seventh graders Ariana Talbert and Everett Dinsmore • Eighth grade: Maida Lopez Ramirez and...

Lincoln High School teacher Candy Wait earns doctorate degree

Nov 22, 2023
In what is believed to be a first in the Lake City school district, Lincoln High School English teacher Candance Wait earned a doctor of philosophy of education, or doctorate, degree earlier this year. North Central University, an online accredited university, awarded the degree. Wait completed...

High school announces April 2023 Students of the Month

May 24, 2023
Lincoln High School is congratulating the April 2023 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Two students from these grades are selected each month. April students include: • 7th grade: Brenna Traynor and Alex Mullen • 8th grade: Taylor Davidson and Henry Lopez Ramirez • 9th...

Schmidt graduates from college before high school

May 17, 2023
Eighteen year old Kaitlin Schmidt of Lake City will graduate twice this spring. Schmidt graduated from Minnesota State College Southeast – Red Wing campus on Friday, May 12, 2023 with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She’ll also be graduating from Lincoln High School. Schmidt participated...

Lincoln High School’s March 2023 Students of the Month

Apr 26, 2023
The March 2023 Students of the Month for Grades 7 through 9 at Lincoln High School have been announced. Two students from these grades are selected each month. March students include: • 7th grade: Rylee Thieren and Kadence Meyer • 8th grade: Mackenzie Kohrs and Luke Fleming • 9th grade...

Five Lake City High School students participate in Dorian Vocal Music Festival

Feb 8, 2023
Five students from the Lincoln High Choral Department were selected to attend the 73rd Dorian Vocal Festival held at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, on Jan. 8 and 9. The Dorian Festival is the largest honor choir in the Midwest, with close to 1,000 participants from five different states:...

An earlier start at Bluff View?

Jan 25, 2023
Lake City Public School officials are investigating the possibility of beginning the school day earlier at Bluff View Elementary School. In his monthly report to the Lake City School Board at its Jan. 23 meeting, Bluff View Principal Eric Aeschlimann said Bluff View has about a half hour less...

Grant allows Bluff View students to compete in Youth Coding League

Dec 28, 2022
Fifth and sixth grade students at Bluff View Elementary School competed alone and in small groups against students from around the country in the Youth Coding League. Each week during the regular season, they watch videos to learn computer programming techiniques, said Diane Spence, the team’s...

Letter was intended to stoke misplaced fear about education

Sep 28, 2022
In a letter last week, a writer uses the dog whistle “Critical Race Theory or CRT” to advance an agenda of fear. The writer distorts a proposed licensing standard to support their position. When someone quotes only portions of a document, taking things out of context, they usually have a motive; in...


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