People in our region are making a difference in the lives of others, and Thursday they were recognized for their selfless acts. On March 26, Albert Lea Mayor, Vern Rasmussen, took time to say "thank you" to the men and women who are taking time out of their day to volunteer within the community.
The Falcon Heights City Council has selected a new city administrator, and will make the contract official at its March 25 meeting. City administrator Bart Fischer, who has been at the helm since 2012, is leaving to take a position as Oakdale's city administrator.
Due to a large number of Medical Assistance estate collections, 2014 collections were unusually high, according to 2014 Brown County Family Services Annual Fraud/Collections Report. In the report to be reviewed by Brown County commissioners on Tuesday, March 24, there was $866,895.14 in MA recovered in 2014, 25% went to Brown County, which recovered $990,492.41 in 2014.
KIMT News 3 - After a recent visit to area retirement facilities a local lawmaker wants to provide more support to similar businesses. State Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for assisted living facilities for things like infrastructure maintenance and assistive technology.
Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - Chandler K. Greier, 19, of Lewisville; Nathaniel P. Skogen, 35, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $105. Driving without a valid drivers license or vehicle class or type - Rudy G.O. Chiroy, 30, of Fairmont; fined $180.
Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius explains provisions of HF1591, a bill that contains the department's policy proposals, during March 12 testimony before the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Photo by Paul Battaglia Gov. Mark Dayton believes students are losing valuable instructional time as the number of standardized test they are required to take continues to increase.
Steven Lee Lundgren, 33, of Fairmont, is facing more than 30 years in prison after reportedly being arrested with more than 30 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. Lundgren is charged with three felonies, including two counts of first-degree drugs.
ALBERT LEA, Minnesota- Local authorities are offering up some safety tips to those venturing out on the ice, or even near open water. Captain Scott Hanna of the Albert Lea Fire Department has been a part of the community for 25 years.
Drivers in Albert Lea will have their hands full this summer with street rehabilitation projects scheduled for major throughways and neighborhood streets. Earlier this week, the Albert Lea City Council approved nearly $1.5 million in funding to repair roads in the heart of town.
Gov. Mark Dayton believes students are losing valuable instructional time as the number of standardized test they are required to take continues to increase. He told legislators last week he wants to cut the number of such tests by one-third.
The sun was shining once again Wednesday and people across the area were out enjoying the break from winter's cold. With prom and spring break around the corner, this is a prime time for people to hit the tanning beds.
Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, crews were called to the scene at the intersection of E. Main St. and Blake Ave. Authorities say a Chevy Equinox driven by an elderly couple ran a red light while turning left onto Blake Ave. An eastbound Chevy Equinox then struck the other broadside. The woman driving the eastbound Equinox was pregnant and was complaining of arm pain.