Water Ski Days

Water Ski Days crowds prove resilient

Jun 29, 2017
Cooler weather and a rain shower or two didn’t seem to have a measurable impact on enthusiasm or attendance at Water Ski Days events over the weekend. Michelle Larson is the executive director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the three-day event. “Overall it was good,” she said...

Race car driver to appear at Water Ski Days events

Jun 22, 2017
Twenty-year-old race car driver Michael Ostdiek of Lakeville will make several appearances in Lake City over Water Ski Days weekend. Ostdiek is a winner in both Elko (Minnesota) Speedway super late model and Big 8 Series competition. He placed third in the 2016 Kulwick Driver Development Program...

Water Ski Days parade line-up boasts nearly 100 units

Jun 22, 2017
The Lake City Water Ski Days Grande Parade will feature a wide variety of units numbering nearly 100 to entertain parade attendees. Billed as one of the premier parade events in small town Minnesota, according to organizers, the Lake City parade has drawn crowds in the past near 20,000 and offers...

Water Ski Days is here

Jun 22, 2017
It’s Water Ski Days, and that means many things to listen to, eat, ride, walk around, do, buy and watch go by this weekend in Lake City. The 46th annual festival will feature a new configuration of the beer tent and concert venue. The stage will shift to the left. The beer tent will move to where...

Long-time Legion leaders Emery and Vicky Fick named Water Ski Days parade grand marshals

Jun 14, 2017
Lake City American Legion Commander Emery Fick didn’t have great aspirations when he began attending Legion meetings regularly in 2000. He was going to meetings because after selling his dairy herd he had something else, free time. Four meetings later, in November, he became the post’s commander,...

Letter: Chamber staff, past and present, deserve kudos for record-breaking Tour De Pepin

Jun 8, 2017
To the editor: This year 10th Annual Tour De Pepin was a great and bigger success. Over 1000 riders registered, shattering last year’s record number. This year’s event success took place despite significant personnel changes in the Chamber of Commerce office less than 90 days before the event....

Flags of Valor commemoration is June 21

Jun 8, 2017
Lake City American Legion Post 110 and Auxiliary Unit 110 are hosting a program commemorating Flags of Valor on June 21 in Veterans/Gold Star Mothers Park at 6:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs. The park is located at the intersection of Park Street and Lakeshore Drive along the...

WSD karaoke qualifier is tonight at Port 104

Jun 8, 2017
Port 104 will host a qualifier for the Water Ski Days karaoke contest on Thursday, June 8. Registration begins at 8 p.m. Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m. The karaoke DJ is on until midnight. Winners advance to perform for cash prizes at the karaoke finals on Friday, June 23, at the Water Ski Days Beer...

Tug-of-War declared on Water Ski Days

May 31, 2017
Anytime Fitness owner Teri Bissonnette got some bad news when she called the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for information about the Water Ski Days human foosball tournament. Their team won last year and was eager to defend its title, but it won’t have the chance. Human foosball is a scratch this...

Deadline for Flags of Valor donations is June 14

May 18, 2017
“Flags of Valor” will again be displayed along the Riverwalk in Lake City during Water Ski Days. For a $10 donation, the Lake City American Legion and Auxiliary will place a flag in memory or honor of an individual, family or business. Forms are available at local restaurants and business places....

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