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Editorial: A few simple steps to help slow spread

With fishing season in full swing, the time seems right for a reminder to anglers to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Anglers are encouraged to take a few… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most […]

Editorial: May a month to honor all heroes

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May is the month we honor those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. And, while it is fitting to recall the heroics of those who gave their lives for our freedoms, May is also the month to honor those heroes working on our behalf yet today. For while May is when we celebrate Memorial Day, it is also when we […]

Editorial: County commissioner redistricting reflects demographic trends

Jackson County’s commissioner district redistricting process served as an interesting reminder of how demographics in our county have changed over the years — and are still changing. For years, rura… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most Popular 12 Months $69.00 Includes […]

Editorial: JCC effort to reduce ‘F’ grades gets an ‘A’

When schools across the country shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and teachers worried about how students would respond to virtual learning. The results were decidedly mixe… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most Popular 12 Months […]

Housing in Greater Minnesota getting more attention, but more necessary

Just about everyone in Jackson County seems to agree we have a housing crisis, and this year has brought the most aggressive efforts to deal with the problem yet. Lakefield passed a tax abatement prog… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most […]

Standard Editorial: Guide shows all we have to offer


Ready to go somewhere for a little fun? How about a place with a ton of great restaurants, shopping opportunities and outdoor activities? How about a place that offers a full calendar of events su… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most […]

Standard Editorial: Boutique crawl proves a successful model for bringing business here


Building strong communities requires the building of attractive amenities and good marketing for those amenities. Many small towns struggle with both sides of the equation. A group of business owners… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most Popular 12 Months $69.00 Includes […]

Standard Editorial: Fine arts festival, science fair show students’ talents


Local students have been on a roll lately. For the past couple weeks, kids from Pleasantview Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School have been demonstrating their skills and putting themselve… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most Popular 12 Months $69.00 Includes […]

Standard Editorial: Youth retention is county’s biggest challenge, but some solutions are on the horizon


Of all the challenges facing Jackson County — and there are many — youth retention is standing out as a major issue. We’re aging rapidly, with seniors making up 23.1 percent of our population, as op… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options […]

Standard Editorial: Challenge facing local businesses


We talk a lot in Jackson County about economic development, and rightly so. We have a lot of projects going on to help boost housing supply and stimulate entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, we’re also fi… Digital Subscription Required You must be a Digital Subscriber to access this content. Please Login or Subscribe today! Lakefield Standard Premium Digital Subscription Options Most Popular 12 […]


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