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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.