public safety

Minnesota roads deadlier than 2019

Dec 9, 2020
Preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety show 367 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1. That compares with 338 this time last year and 364 fatalities in all of 2019. The state reported 364 deaths on Dec.1 in 2020; 364 deaths were...

County - Don’t push snow onto roads

Dec 9, 2020
Goodhue County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation remind the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street, Goodhue County Public Works said in a news release. Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling, or...

Wabasha County deputy earns recognition from MADD, TZD

Oct 21, 2020
Wabasha County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Clay received recognition this year for his dedication to taking impaired drivers off the road from two organizations, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. He recently received the rookie of the year from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and also...

Hammond incident results in attempted murder charges

Sep 23, 2020
Four people face first degree attempted murder charges following an alleged attack with baseball bats in Hammond on the night of Sept. 6. Daniel Walter Luhmann, 50, is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, once count of first degree assault, and one count of second...

Increased seat-belt enforcement happening now

Sep 23, 2020
Driving in Greater Minnesota with the open countryside and less traffic can be a welcome contrast to the congestion of city driving. What isn’t different is the need to buckle up to stay alive. In 2019, 77 percent of the unbelted deaths occurred in Greater Minnesota. Wabasha County Toward Zero...

Caution urged ahead of Saturday’s Flood Run

Sep 16, 2020
Motorists should use extra caution this weekend along the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers as thousands of motorcyclists take to the road for the Fall Flood Run, Saturday, Sept. 19. The route takes riders between the Twin Cities and Winona, according to law enforcement agencies. So far this season...

Sheriff raising funds to investigate baby deaths

Aug 5, 2020
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking the public’s help with three unsolved infant deaths, according to a news release. In 1999, a newborn Caucasian girl was found by a fisherman, wrapped in a towel and floating in the water near Red Wing. In 2003, a newborn Caucasian boy was found...

Highway 63 crash results in life threatening injuries

Aug 5, 2020
A crash on Highway 63 sent a 31-year-old Kasson woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident took place at about 4:19 p.m., July 29, near the intersection of Highway 63 and 712th Street. The woman was traveling northbound in a 2003...

Injury accident and a new stop sign on South High Street

Jul 8, 2020
A collision between a car and a motorcycle left one person hospitalized on July 4, according to Lake City Police. The accident occurred in the 300 block of South High Street. A passenger on the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by ambulance, police said. Not long after, stop signs arrived...

Letter: High Street ripe for tragedy

Jul 1, 2020
Today we lost a beloved resident of our neighborhood. Thank goodness it was not a child or other person. Instead it was a rare and beautiful albino squirrel that everyone loved to watch as it scurried around playfully on neighborhood lawns. Today it lay dead in the street - crushed under the...

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