While some road construction projects will be put on hold during the holiday weekend, there are plenty of places where motorists will see cones and barrels. In southern Minnesota, Interstate 35 is down to one lane in both directions near Owatonna.
Fourth of July weekend is fast approaching and many will celebrate with hotdogs, lemonade, and maybe a few backyard fireworks. But for those looking to light a fuse, law enforcement officials are urging everyone to use caution and obey the law.
Funeral services for Helen Irene Kleen, 86, of Albert Lea, formerly of Amboy, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 121 First Ave. SE in Winnebago. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Amboy.
Two employees are out of the hospital after being injured in an explosion at an ethanol plant in southeastern Minnesota. POET general manager Steve McNinch says two workers were taken by ambulance to an Albert Lea hospital and have since been released.
According to a report from the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office, deputies made a traffic stop around 10:30 p.m. on Hwy 65 near Interstate 35 for an equipment violation and driving conduct. The Sheriff's Office is identifying the driver of the vehicle as 28-year-old Levi Andersen.
People may be faced with a situation where they need legal help, but that can be a financial challenge for some. Legal aid is available in many states, but you must earn $14,700 or less in Minnesota to be eligible.
Cochran was an Albert Lea native who made a big impact on Rock and Roll with hits like "The Summer Time Blues." He died in a car accident at the age of 21. "The Eddie Cochran Days is one of the biggest events for Albert Lea in the summer," says Tami Stacker, the owner of Celebrations, Party gifts and Toys in Albert Lea.