A group of glider enthusiasts spent the week flying their motor-less aircraft around the Albert Lea area this past week in preparation for a regional competition on Friday. About a dozen glider pilots competed in a timed race taking them over 300 miles across southeastern Minnesota, all without the use of an engine.
Accreditation means the school is actively seeking a quality education program and meeting seven standards set by MNSAA, including Mission and Philosophy, Teaching and Learning, Personnel and more. "It's a wonderful accountability to our school and to our stakeholders, to our parents, our grandparents, our parishioners, everyone who has interest in Catholic education here in Albert Lea," said Diocese of Winona Superintendent of Catholic Schools Marsha Stenzel.
Historic stories and characters will come alive on May 30-31, 2015 in Lanesboro, through History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays. In a downtown rich with historic buildings, three dramatic scenes will portray life in 1880, 1920, and 1960, enacted with music and dance by local actors and guests.
Daniel W. Mayotte, 32, of Mankato; Christopher P. Wheeler, 44, of Pepin, Wis.; Sara J. Redepenning, 38, of Blue Earth; each fined $120. Driving without a valid drivers license for vehicle class or type - Ramon D. Valetti Jr., 37, of Algona, Iowa; fined $180.
A scary situation early Saturday morning, around 7:00 am, for two people traveling on Interstate 35 . According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a male Blue Earth County driver swerved to the right of the roadway and rolled into a ditch.
"What helps one group helps everybody," said Ron Skjong, who is the program supervisor for the Marshall branch of the Karen Organization of Minnesota . According to the website mnkaren.org, "The Karen are an ethnic group from the mountainous border regions of Burma and Thailand, where they are the second largest ethnic group in each country.
A packaging company in Albert Lea made a generous donation for vulnerable women in Rochester. Minnesota Corrugated Box had a few extra appliances sitting in their storage warehouse, so they gave them to those they thought needed it most.
The students of Lafayette Charter School on Wednesday attended a program about the Civil War, delivered by members of the New Ulm Battery and a Civil War reenactment unit from Albert Lea. The presenters explained weaponry, war tactics, battle customs, styles of dress, cooking, and overall living styles of the era.
The survey revealed that manufacturers expect to expand, yet they also expressed concern about the looming shortage of skilled employees , the costs of health care, and government policies. The survey is produced by Enterprise Minnesota and is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers.
When I was elected speaker of the House, the last role I thought I'd play was mediator between two leaders from the other political party. But that was the situation I found myself in earlier this session, when Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Gov. Mark Dayton disagreed about how to move forward after the governor gave double-digit pay raises to his commissioners.
But a streamlining plan has some people in Mower and Freeborn Counties wondering if they're still going to be a fixture. "Just because there's not a building in a community does not dictate whether there's services," said Melanie Tschida, Executive Director for American Red Cross services in southeastern Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol says 69-year-old Gilberto Sanchez of Albert Lea was exiting northbound Interstate 35 onto Highway 30 when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by 19-year-old Anika E. Nowlan of Ellendale. Sanchez suffered what is described as a non-life threatening injury.