public safety

Millville man pleads guilty in father's killing, plea deal calls for 36 years in prison

May 18, 2022
The Wabasha County Attorney Karrie Kelly announced on May 13 that James Edward Riley, 46, of Millville has entered a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree in relation to the murder of his father, Edward Riley, on March 5, 2021. The County Attorney’s Office supplemented the guilty plea with...

Belvidere Township woman arrested in connection with newborn’s death in 2003

May 11, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Monday announced an arrest in the 2003 death of a newborn baby boy discovered deceased in Lake Pepin in 2003. The woman, Jennifer Lynn Matter, 50, of Belvidere Township, was recently identified through...

Ambulance service offers EMT training

Apr 27, 2022
Lake City Ambulance Service is offering an EMT certification course beginning May 3. Coursework is online with skills practice in-person every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $1,000, but Lake City Ambulance does offer payment arrangements and tuition assistance. To register for...

Tips for weathering tornados

Apr 6, 2022
April 4-8 is Severe Weather Awareness Week and April 7 is Tornado Drill Day. On that day, the outdoor warning sirens in the county sound at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Below are some Tornado Safety Tips for you to consider. What to do during a tornado event: If you are in a mobile home, get out!...

One injured in cluster of crashes on March 15

Mar 16, 2022
Three separate crashes involving a total of seven vehicles happened in less than an hour along the same stretch of Highway 61 south of Lake City Tuesday morning. One person was injured. The first happened at about 8:11 a.m. at milepost 68 in Mount Pleasant Township, according to the State Patrol....

Pickup goes through ice near Old Frontenac

Feb 23, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that no ice is always safe after a pickup truck went through the Lake Pepin ice near Methodist beach in Frontenac. According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, a sheriff’s office airboat happened to be in the area when the call came in at...

Deputy honored for ‘hat trick’ of impaired driver detections

Feb 2, 2022
Wabasha County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Clay is being heralded as one of Minnesota’s top cops at stopping drunk drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety and Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths presented Clay with a DWI Hat Trick Award, which is achieved whenever an...

Sheriff’s office: Unconscious man in vehicle just napping

Jan 26, 2022
Emergency services responded to a call on Frontenac Pond the morning of Jan. 21 of a male passed out in a running vehicle. According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, one of the responding agencies, the person was just having a nap in the vehicle.  

Monday night Fire on Park Street

Jan 12, 2022
Lake City Firefighters outside and on the roof of a house that caught fire Monday evening, Jan. 10, in Lake City. The fire was on the 500 block of Park Street, according to the Lake City Police Department, which assisted on the call. It’s not clear if anyone was inside the house at the time of the...

One hurt in Jan. 7 roll-over

Jan 12, 2022
One person was injured in a single-vehicle roll-over that happened before midnight on Jan. 7. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2016 GMC Sierra was southbound on Highway 63 in Mount Pleasant Township when it left the roadway and rolled. The driver, a 37-year-old Byron man, was treated for...

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