The Salvation Army Northern Division begins another holiday giving season at Salvation Army worship and service centers across Minnesota and North Dakota. The Twin Cities along with Albert Lea and Rochester kicked off their kettles, Saturday, Nov. 8, and the rest of the Army will roll out its kettle season in the coming weeks.
Roads in Albert Lea will be getting a big makeover next year. This week, the city council approved a nearly $6 million renovation to South Broadway, redoing the street and sidewalks all the way from downtown to I-35.
Ethan G. Reed, 24, of Albert Lea; Ryan G. Pederson, 16, of Kiester; Travis O. Lacore, 35, of Kiester; Careston Y. Tyler, 26, of Savannah, Tenn.; Isabelle-Ashley M. Jacques, 21, of Edina; each fined $125. Martin K. Stennis Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Steven W. Schonrock, 61, of Winnebago; Bruce A. Lawrence, 73, of Delavan; each fined $145.
City administrators Chad Adams of Medina and James Zarling of Fairmont were selected as League of Minnesota Cities Leadership Award winners for 2011. The honorees were announced June 16 at the League's Annual Conference in Rochester.
In 2009, the Blue Zones Project started in Albert Lea as a community-wide approach to improving health and wellness in the area. Since then, the project has grown across the nation -- but now it's coming back to where it all started.
Thirteen months ago, the MinnesotaGun Owners Political Action Committee consisted of two people, a lot of support from leaders at the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, and a belief that mobilizing Minnesota's gun owners could make a difference on November 4th, 2014. Over the past year, we've learned a lot.
The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old Eddy De Los Santos of Albert Lea crashed into a power poll around 11 pm Sunday while fleeing from a sheriff's deputy from Worth County, Iowa, after a chase that began in Worth County. The accident occurred in the 72000 block of 140th Street.
Barry Lynn Schewe, 67, of New Ulm unexpectedly died from heart complications Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home in New Ulm. Barry is survived by his wife, Judy Schewe of New Ulm; his daughter, Vickie Holmgren of Mankato; his grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda Holmgren of Mankato; his sisters, Candy Siewert of St. Peter, Penny Mathiowetz of Sleepy Eye, Amy Jackson of Big Lake; brothers, Brad Schewe of Thailand, Corey Schewe of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Niki M. Langdon, 27, of Fairmont was convicted of domestic assault-subsequent violation; sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 356 days for one year, credit for time served nine days, sign probation agreement, follow all conditions set forth in the probation agreement, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing, no new arrests, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, follow recommendations of evaluation, no contact with victim , provide list of prescribed medications to probation officer, sign all releases of information, domestic no contact. Ryan D. Carter, 19, of Hudson, Wis.
KIMT News 3 - Some Minnesota residents who bought insurance policies through MNsure last year are in for a bit of a shock when their renewal notices arrive in the mail. PreferredOne was one of the MNsure providers, but they have decided to pull out of the exchange.
Republican Jeff Johnson, the candidate hoping to unseat Minnesota's governor in the upcoming mid-term elections, met with local voters in Albert Lea on Sunday. Johnson's first stop in town was to Trumble's Restaurant where he met with voters and discussed a wide variety of issues.