public safety

Pedestrian traffic accidents are rare in Lake City, but concerns remain

Oct 30, 2019
Around the United States, traffic fatalites are on the rise. According to a Governors Highway Safety Association report, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2018, the most since 1990. In Lake City, accidents between cars and pedestrians or non-motorized vehicles have been rare....

Out of Control? - Council to discuss problem intersections

Oct 16, 2019
At the Oct. 14 Lake City City Council meeting, Councilmember Jason DeVinny brought up an issue he first raised before joining the city council: the city’s uncontrolled intersections. He said the intersection at Oak Street and Chestnut Street that particularly concerned him had seen three more...

Fire department’s new ladder truck arrives

Oct 9, 2019
The Lake City Fire Department trained on its brand new ladder truck Tuesday. The truck arrived last week, just in time to be featured at the department’s open house on Saturday. It has a 107-foot ladder. The City Council voted earlier this year to purchase the truck for about $1 million on a lease...

Man dies after being ejected from bicycle in Stockholm

Aug 21, 2019
An Elk River, Minn. man died Saturday after being ejected from the bicycle he was riding in Stockholm, Wis, according to the Pepin County Sheriff’s office. Witnesses said that Leslie Edward Miner, 72, was riding with a group of riders from the Twin Cities when he rode onto the rumble strips lining...

Winter costs more at city, county

Aug 14, 2019
On Aug. 7, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that last winter had cost the state about $133 million to keep roads clear of snow, making it the most expensive winter in a decade (see related story). Costs were higher locally as well. In Lake City, winter-related streets department...

Animal collisions injure Lake City residents on consecutive days

Aug 14, 2019
Two Lake City residents were injured in separate collisions with animals on Highway 61 between Lake City and Red Wing last week. On Aug. 5 just after 3 a.m., a Honda CRV driven by a 70-year-old Lake City woman was northbound on Highway 61 near Wacouta Road when it struck a horse, according to the...

Hikers rescued from Lake City bluff

May 29, 2019
Two hikers had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a bluff overlooking Lake City last week. The call came in at about 9:45 p.m. on May 22. Lake City Fire Department, Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City Police, and Lake City Ambulance responded. Lake City Fire Chief Greg Sievers said...

A training breakthrough

May 15, 2019
Lake City volunteer firefighter Justin Cerwinske passes over a sheet of drywall he punched through while navigating an obstacle course Tuesday night at the fire hall. Pairs of firefighters, wearing respirators and masks to prevent them from seeing where they were going, navigated the obstacle...

Drug take back day is April 27

Apr 24, 2019
Mayo Clinic Health System encourages community members to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by expanding spring cleaning to their medicine cabinet in recognition of National Take Back Prescription Drug Day on April 27. “Patient safety is a top priority and while we often talk about the...

Flood run coming April 20

Apr 17, 2019
Thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the “Spring Flood Run” Saturday, April 20. The route takes riders along the Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. Motorists need to use extra caution this...

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