public safety

Cars collide at Dwelle Street and High Street

Jul 14, 2021
Police say no one was injured when two vehicles collided in Lake City Saturday. The crash happened at about 6:48 p.m. on Saturday, July 10. Police say a Chevy Malibu hit a Honda CRV at the intersection of South High Street and West Dwelle Street. The collision caused the CRV to tip over onto its...

Driver injured in Lake City rollover

Jul 7, 2021
An 18-year-old Wabasha woman was injured in a single-car rollover in Lake City just after midnight on July 2, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the report, the 2009 Subaru Outback she was driving was southbound on Highway 61 at about 12:22 a.m. when it left the roadway to the...

Pine Island woman drowns near Theilman

Jun 23, 2021
A Pine Island woman drowned in the Zumbro River near Theilman on June 18, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The call came in at about 3:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Lynn Marie Ness, 57, of Pine Island.

Deadly start of open-water season, state offers swimming lesson grants

Jun 23, 2021
It’s been a deadly start to the open-water season in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As of June 16, as many as nine people have been victims of boating fatalities. That number, which is preliminary, marks the most fatalities at this point of the year...

Police seek help locating Lake City man

May 26, 2021
The Lake City Police Department is asking the public to call 911 if they locate a missing Lake City man described as a vulnerable adult. John E. Vater, 62, was last seen leaving his group home in Lake City at about 7:30 a.m. May 22 on his way to have breakfast at a restaurant, according to police...

Deceased boater IDed

May 26, 2021
The person whose body was discovered May 16 near an unoccupied fishing boat on the Mississippi River near Weaver, Minn., has been identified. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office says the body was that of Victor Dale Grabau, 89. The cause of death was drowning.

Body discovered near empty fishing boat

May 20, 2021
The body of an 89-year-old man was found in the water at Weaver Bottoms on May 17, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. At about 7:30 p.m., “the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an unoccupied fishing boat with motor running driving in circles off the main channel...

Council moves to replace unreliable fire engine

May 12, 2021
Lake City Fire Department’s aging engine No. 10 will be replaced a year ahead of schedule, the City Council decided on Monday, May 10. The 36-year-old pump truck has become unreliable, Fire Chief Dan Patterson told the council. “The equipment’s out of date. The truck is no longer trustworthy,”...

Thefts target catalytic converters

May 5, 2021
Six catalytic converters have been reported stolen in Lake City so far this year, according to the Lake City Police Department. Part of the exhaust system of some automobiles, the devices convert some pollutants and toxins in engine exhaust into less harmful substances. Thieves target converters...

CodeRED alert issued after report of threats with gun

May 5, 2021
A report of threats made with a gun led Lake City Police to set up a perimeter and issue a CodeRED notification to people in the area Saturday night, but no weapon was recovered. According to Lake City Police Sgt. Bill Weist, the incident occured in the 1700 block of North Oak Street. “The report...


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