public safety

With speed-related fatalities rising, extra law enforcement planned

Jun 24, 2020
To deter speed-related deaths and educate motorists, officers, deputies and troopers in Minnesota will work overtime shifts June 22 through July 19, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Law enforcement agencies across the state will participate in the...

Lake City man hit by car, hospitalized

Jun 17, 2020
A Lake City man was seriously injured in an accident at mile marker 77 on Highway 61 just north of Lake City on Tuesday, June 9. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, Jack Bremer, 18, was traveling southbound at around 11:15 p.m. when his 2017 Honda Accord left the roadway and...

Law enforcement agencies indicate stay-at-home order will be self-policed

Mar 27, 2020
Three area law enforcement agencies have announced they will not be actively enforcing Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” executive order, but they are encouraging people to abide by the order. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and Lake City Police Department on Facebook announced...

911 outage in Wabasha County

Jan 22, 2020
911 lines in Wabasha County were down for hours the night of Sunday, Jan. 19, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. “The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is confirming that on Jan. 19 at approximately 2311 hours the 911 emergency lines went down and were not working. The 911 caller...

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...

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