public safety

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Ruiz charged with terroristic threats, domestic assault

Jun 15, 2022
A Lake City man is charged with three felony counts of terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanor count of domestic assault following alleged events on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Tyler Ruiz, 25, made his first court appearance on Monday, June 13, according to Minnesota Court...

One injured in Hwy. 63 collision at Cross Street

Jun 15, 2022
One person was injured when two vehicles collided on Highway 63 (Lyon Avenue) at its intersection with Cross Street in Lake City on June 7. According to the State Patrol, at about 8:35 p.m., a Dodge Durango driven by a 49-year-old Lake City man was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 63...

County reports second large meth confiscation since March

May 25, 2022
Wabasha County has announced charges in the second case involving multiple pounds of methamphetamine in the county since March. On May 17, 2022, Michael Jerald Mattison, age 46, of Lake City arrived at the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center seeking the return of his vehicle from the county’s...

Millville man pleads guilty in father's killing, plea deal calls for 36 years in prison

May 18, 2022
The Wabasha County Attorney Karrie Kelly announced on May 13 that James Edward Riley, 46, of Millville has entered a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree in relation to the murder of his father, Edward Riley, on March 5, 2021. The County Attorney’s Office supplemented the guilty plea with...

Belvidere Township woman arrested in connection with newborn’s death in 2003

May 11, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Monday announced an arrest in the 2003 death of a newborn baby boy discovered deceased in Lake Pepin in 2003. The woman, Jennifer Lynn Matter, 50, of Belvidere Township, was recently identified through...

Ambulance service offers EMT training

Apr 27, 2022
Lake City Ambulance Service is offering an EMT certification course beginning May 3. Coursework is online with skills practice in-person every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $1,000, but Lake City Ambulance does offer payment arrangements and tuition assistance. To register for...

Tips for weathering tornados

Apr 6, 2022
April 4-8 is Severe Weather Awareness Week and April 7 is Tornado Drill Day. On that day, the outdoor warning sirens in the county sound at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Below are some Tornado Safety Tips for you to consider. What to do during a tornado event: If you are in a mobile home, get out!...

One injured in cluster of crashes on March 15

Mar 16, 2022
Three separate crashes involving a total of seven vehicles happened in less than an hour along the same stretch of Highway 61 south of Lake City Tuesday morning. One person was injured. The first happened at about 8:11 a.m. at milepost 68 in Mount Pleasant Township, according to the State Patrol....

Pickup goes through ice near Old Frontenac

Feb 23, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that no ice is always safe after a pickup truck went through the Lake Pepin ice near Methodist beach in Frontenac. According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, a sheriff’s office airboat happened to be in the area when the call came in at...


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