public safety

One dead, another hospitalized after collision on Highway 63

Jul 26, 2023
Two vehicles traveling opposite directions on collided on Highway 63 on July 19, leaving one driver dead and the other hospitalized. Spencer Davis Sommerfield, 26, of Millville, died in the crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At about 4:30 p.m. that day Sommerfield was southbound in a...

One dead in collision involving tractor in Goodhue County

Jul 19, 2023
A Stewartville woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving collided with farm machinery in Goodhue County on July 11, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 10:42 a.m. that day of an accident involving a tractor and vehicle on...

Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer

Jul 19, 2023
A 29-year-old Lake City man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Hwy. 63 near Orchard Lane in Lake City on July 14. According to the State Patrol report, Spencer Neal Streed was southbound on Hwy. 63 shortly before noon that day when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer and Streed...

Hwy. 61 closure at Ski Road begins July 20

Jul 19, 2023
Hwy. 61 will be closed at the Ski Road intersection starting Thursday, July 20 near Frontenac as crews construct passing lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The closure means people traveling from Red Wing to Frontenac on Highway 61 will need to use the detour – Highway...

MnDOT: Expect delays during sealcoat work on state highways

Jul 12, 2023
Motorists traveling on various state highways in Fillmore, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Freeborn counties should plan for extra travel time while sealing work is performed to help extend state roadways’ life expectancy, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Delays should...

UPDATED: Big honking pursuit ends in Lake City

Jul 5, 2023
An incident that began with a report of someone honking their horn at a residence in rural Red Wing led to multiple pursuits in Goodhue and Wabasha County and a possible stolen vehicle in Lake City on June 28. According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), they received a report around 1...

Lake City man accused of exploitation, neglect

Jun 28, 2023
A Lake City man is charged with five felonies and one gross misdemeanor for the alleged financial exploitation and criminal neglect of his elderly mother, also of Lake City. Michael Dean Ladoucer, 55, faces two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, one count of financial...

Injury accidents on Hwy. 61, Hwy. 63 over weekend

Jun 7, 2023
Two people were injured in accidents on highways near Lake City over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. On June 2 at around 7:22 p.m., a 43-year-old Rochester man was hurt while heading northbound on Highway 63 on Harley Davidson motorcycle in Mount Pleasant Township. The...

Police: Rahn admits to sexually assaulting four juveniles, will be sentenced to at least 45 years

May 17, 2023
A Lake City man will be sentenced to at least 45 years after admitting to sexually assaulting four juveniles, according to the Lake City Police department. Lake City Chief of Police Cory Kubista announced that Matthew Raymond Rahn, 43, of Lake City, entered guilty pleas in both of his pending...

Two airlifted after ATV crash in Old Frontenac

May 17, 2023
Two passengers in a side-by-side ATV were airlifted to the hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in left the road and struck a tree in Old Frontenac on Wednesday, May 10. According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office (GSCO), at 11:13 p.m., “a deputy was parked in the lot at Methodist...


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