public safety

Iseini sentencing postponed until Dec. 31

Nov 27, 2019
Sentencing for Enver “Andy” Iseini, 51, of Lake City has been postponed until Dec. 31, according to the prosecutor, Assistant Wabasha County Attorney Jordan Cook. Iseini, who runs Lake City Family Restaurant in Lake City, was due to be sentenced Nov. 21. He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal...

Plan before you party this holiday season

Nov 20, 2019
A holiday beer with a friend. A glass of wine at a family member’s home. One shot for the road. A drink here or there can seem insignificant but one drink can affect a driver’s judgement. This holiday season, give the gift of life by choosing a sober ride every time you decide to have even one...

Who has the right of way at uncontrolled intersections?

Nov 13, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn told the Lake City City Council Monday that he’s heard some myths about who has the right-of-way when vehicles encounter one-another at an uncontrolled intersection. In most cases, the vehicle that arrives at the intersection first has the right-of-way, he...

No cure-all for uncontrolled intersections

Nov 13, 2019
The Lake City City Council devoted about half of its workshop meeting Monday night to a discussion of the city’s 34 uncontrolled intersections but didn’t appear inclined to make any drastic changes. Intersections are uncontrolled if they have no stop signs or lights directing traffic....

Emergency responder vehicles will be first across new Red Wing bridge this month

Nov 13, 2019
Red Wing emergency responder vehicles will travel across the new Red Wing bridge to celebrate the start of traffic on the structure when it opens in mid-November, according to MnDOT and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A larger ribbon cutting celebration had been planned, but with the...

Safe routes to school planning underway

Oct 30, 2019
This spring, Lake City Public Schools was one of five recipients of a planning assistance grant as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Safe Routes to School Program. Safe Routes to School is an international program designed to promote walking and biking to school as a way...

Pedestrian traffic accidents are rare in Lake City, but concerns remain

Oct 30, 2019
Around the United States, traffic fatalites are on the rise. According to a Governors Highway Safety Association report, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2018, the most since 1990. In Lake City, accidents between cars and pedestrians or non-motorized vehicles have been rare....

Out of Control? - Council to discuss problem intersections

Oct 16, 2019
At the Oct. 14 Lake City City Council meeting, Councilmember Jason DeVinny brought up an issue he first raised before joining the city council: the city’s uncontrolled intersections. He said the intersection at Oak Street and Chestnut Street that particularly concerned him had seen three more...

Fire department’s new ladder truck arrives

Oct 9, 2019
The Lake City Fire Department trained on its brand new ladder truck Tuesday. The truck arrived last week, just in time to be featured at the department’s open house on Saturday. It has a 107-foot ladder. The City Council voted earlier this year to purchase the truck for about $1 million on a lease...

Man dies after being ejected from bicycle in Stockholm

Aug 21, 2019
An Elk River, Minn. man died Saturday after being ejected from the bicycle he was riding in Stockholm, Wis, according to the Pepin County Sheriff’s office. Witnesses said that Leslie Edward Miner, 72, was riding with a group of riders from the Twin Cities when he rode onto the rumble strips lining...

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