public safety

Distracted driving enforcement push begins April 8

Apr 3, 2019
Distracted driving-related crashes claim an average of 53 lives each year, according to a news release from Wabasha County. In an effort to increase awareness and change dangerous behaviors, Minnesota law enforcement agencies will begin a three-week extra distracted driving enforcement wave...

Snowmobile burns on riverwalk

Mar 6, 2019
A snowmobile caught fire at the northern end of the Riverwalk in the early hours of the morning Sunday, March 3. Lake City Graphic Editor Andrew Eggenberger called 911 just before 3 a.m. to report the fire. Lake City Police and the Lake City Fire Department responded to the scene. The driver of...

Lake City Fire Department elects 2019 officers

Mar 6, 2019
The Lake City Fire Department recently announced its 2019 officers. They are (seated, from left) Greg Sievers, chief; Dave Glomski, assistant chief; (standing, from left) Matt Herzig, secretary; Derek Nibbe, captain; Tom Reckmann, treasurer; Brandon Herzig, captain; and Dan Patterson and John...

Fire Dept: Keep hydrants free of snow

Feb 14, 2019
With the seemingly neverending string of snow events, the Lake City Fire Department is reminding residents to keep nearby fire hydrants accessible to firefighters in case of emergency. The department recommends shoveling snow in a three-foot radius around the hydrant and out to the street, as shown...

Work zone crashes prompt MnDOTsafety reminder

Dec 27, 2018
With three recent work zone crashes in southeastern Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds drivers to slow down and pay attention, according to a news release. MnDOT crews have been out in the warmer winter weather doing maintenance work on the roads and repairing...

Increased DWI patrols now through Dec. 30

Nov 21, 2018
Lake City Police Department, Plainview Police Department, Wabasha Police Department and the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office will be participating with law enforcement statewide in an extra DWI enforcement campaign running on weekends starting Nov. 21 through Dec. 29, according to a Wabasha County...

What is Towards Zero Deaths?

Nov 14, 2018
When you work in Public Safety it is important to be realistic. There are some things no one can control that cause people to get hurt or killed. Which is why “Towards Zero Deaths” (TZD) may seem like a unrealistic name for a traffic safety program. But the truth is, so much of the tragedy on our...

Letter: Do it right, and do it soon

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: Here’s more from the sidelines. First off, after last week’s paper I wish to address the negative feelings on all of the already-approved projects. Let’s quit kicking the sleeping dog and move forward regardless so people are allowed to have their opinions on anything they want. So...

MnDOT: Use railroad emergency signs

Jun 27, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use railroad emergency notification system signs when there is a safety issue or emergency situation at a rail grade crossing. The blue and white signs are posted near the crossing on both sides of the road and should be clearly...

Signs provide instant feedback to speeding motorists

May 16, 2018
Three new signs will alert drivers entering Lake City on Highway 61 or Highway 63 if they are going too fast. The signs, which were installed last week, are the city’s attempt to respond to the many complaints about speeders on the highways that pass through town, according to Lake City Public...


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