Erin Sommers

03/20/2018 - 2:53pm
Diane Vavak had long wanted to own her own business. The Rockwell City resident used to dream about what kind of business she could open, think about inventory and pricing, focus on any kind of detail as she suffered in an abusive marriage. Eventually, she was able to escape the marriage; six years later, she met her now husband, Tim, who told her, in 2009, he was going to make her dream come...
02/27/2018 - 5:28pm
In the late 1980s, Christi Savage was sewing clothes for work, making food to take to work, riding a shuttle one hour each way into work in Minneapolis. “I was doing everything for work,” Savage said. So she tried piecing quilts. “It was something to do,” she said. Her first finished product was a miniature log cabin...
01/23/2018 - 5:36pm
Angie Jensen of Manson started refinishing furniture for herself more than four years ago. At the time, Jensen was a stay at- home mom, but the interior design degree she had earned gave her the knowledge to tackle her first furniture project, stripping, painting and decorating a dresser for one of her three boys. She picked a comics motif,...
01/09/2018 - 4:16pm
An engineer told Rockwell City officials last week their preliminary waste water treatment plant permit from the state will require reducing the amount of some nutrients and elements found in the water entering the plant. Tom Grafft, an engineer with ISG, which is helping the city with its water treatment plant permitting process, said the news...
01/09/2018 - 4:12pm
Two people were charged after they allegedly took a running car from near Sparky’s One Stop at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Highway 4 last week and led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase through two counties. Edward Eugene Goff, 39, was charged with operating a vehicle without owner’s consent and eluding law enforcement....
01/09/2018 - 4:10pm
The Food Bank at Woodlawn Christian Church is $500 richer this year, thanks to extra donations made for the Lake City Community Thanksgiving meal. Meal organizers picked the Food Bank last month, and Lake City Mayor Tyler Holm delivered the check over the holidays. “We kind of sprung it on them,” Holm said. “I didn’t give...
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