Lake City

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Man Arrested In Girlfriend’s Shooting Death

A Lake City man has been arrested in Wisconsin in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says Tanner Rix called 911 just before noon on Tuesday. He said a woman in his car had been shot.

09/10/2014

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Man, 75, Arrested In Canterbury Park Cheating Scheme

One of four men suspected in a cheating scheme at Canterbury Park last summer is under arrest. Duane Racle, 75, of Lake City, Fla., is being held in the Scott County jail.

08/21/2014

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Motorcyle Runs Off Road, Leaves 1 Dead In Wabasha Co.

One man is dead after driving off a roadway in southeastern Minnesota Friday evening. According to police, 55-year-old Joseph Simek, of Lonsdale, was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 a little before 9 p.m. on Friday.

07/19/2014

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Tragedy Known As ‘Minnesota’s Titanic’ Remains Largely Unheard Of

This week is the anniversary of one of the most traumatic stories in Minnesota’s history. And it’s one many people have never even heard about. One historian calls it Minnesota’s version of the Titanic. The Sea Wing left Red Wing, Minn. for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.

07/12/2014

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Police Standoff In Lake City Ends With Suspect Killing Himself

A police standoff with a man in southeastern Minnesota that put a high school on lockdown Wednesday night ended Thursday morning with the man taking his own life, authorities said. Lake City Police responded to a residence on the 500 block of South 6th Street in Lake City at about 5:19 p.m. Wednesday after a report of threatening text messages and weapons inside the residence.

09/26/2013

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Report: Standoff In Lake City

A WCCO crew’s en route to Lake City after reports of an apparent standoff. The Lake City Police Chief said the lockdown situation in his town was precautionary, but the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports the standoff began at 5:30 p.m. outside a Lake City man’s home.

09/25/2013

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Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Honored In Lake City

A police officer killed in the line of duty got a special honor Tuesday. Officer Shawn Schneider was shot during a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 19 and died 11 days later.

09/25/2012

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Sheriff: Cop Killer Would’ve Faced 1st-Degree Murder Charges

An investigation into the shooting death of a Lake City Police officer last December has found the gunman would’ve been charged with first-degree murder had he not killed himself.

07/31/2012

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Lake City

All this week we’ve gone to some of your favorite lake places, and Frank and Chris capped the five-day trip on Friday with their first stop south of the Twin Cities — Lake City, Minn.

06/22/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Birthplace Of Water Skiing

Even though he’s just 17 years old, Travis Ryan has been water skiing for more than a decade. “Oh, it’s awesome,” he said. “I mean, it’s nice and cool. You get to be out with all your friends and everything.”

06/17/2012

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WCCO Is ‘Goin’ To The Lake!’ Where’s Your Favorite Spot?

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are going on the road to visit the best hot spots in cabin country. We want to know your favorite spot, so chime in!

06/11/2012

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Musical Benefit For Slain Lake City Police Officer

A dozen top bands from around Minnesota will donate their time and talents to help raise funds for a slain officer’s wife, Brittany, and the couple’s three young children.

02/14/2012

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Man Arrested After Shooting Himself In Domestic Dispute

A man was arrested in Lake City on Thursday after a domestic dispute led to the man shooting himself in the shoulder, according to police.

02/09/2012

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Man Uses CPR To Save Dog After Hunting Trap Accident

A Minnesota man said it took 15 minutes of CPR to save his dog from a hunter’s trap. Loren Waalkens says his 6-year-old beagle, Frisbee, got caught in a fur trap last fall near Lake City while they were rabbit hunting.

02/08/2012

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More Than $2,300 Raised For Fallen Lake City Cop’s Family

A fundraiser for the Lake City police officer killed in December raised more than $2,300 for the officer’s family, which includes his wife and three young children.

02/03/2012

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Feb. Fundraiser Set For Family Of Slain Lake City Officer

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of the Lake City police officer who died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in December.

01/29/2012

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Officer Schneider’s Funeral Unites Lake City

Hundreds from across the state gathered Saturday in Lake City for the funeral of Officer Shawn Schneider, who died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head while responding to a domestic call last month.

01/07/2012

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Thousands Expected At Minn. Police Officer Funeral

Up to 2,000 law officers are expected at Saturday’s funeral for a Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty.

01/07/2012

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Visitation Today For Officer Killed In Lake City

Family, friends and fellow officers will begin saying goodbye to a Lake City officer who was killed in the line of duty.

01/06/2012

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Slain Lake City Officer

The funeral arrangements for Officer Shawn Schneider have been set.

01/01/2012

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Lake City Prepares Funeral For Fallen Officer

Police cars escorted Shawn Schneider’s body Saturday morning back to Lake City, where funeral arrangements are underway.

12/31/2011

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Mayo Clinic: Lake City Officer Wounded By Gunman Dies

The Lake City police officer who suffered a gunshot wound to the head earlier this month died Friday evening, according to a Mayo Clinic spokesperson.

12/30/2011

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Minn. Cop Shot In Head Still In Critical Condition

A Minnesota officer whom authorities say was shot and wounded by a Wisconsin gunman remains in critical condition.

12/24/2011

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Officer Shot, Critically Injured

Agents from the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are back in Lake City Tuesday investigating the shooting of a police officer.

12/20/2011

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Lake City Residents Rally Around Injured Officer’s Family

The entire community of Lake City is now rallying around wounded Officer Shawn Schneider and his family.

12/20/2011

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