THIS ALSO INCLUDES INTERSTATES 35 AND 90. DEEP SNOW PACK AND ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT WILL COMBINE WITH WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. DIFFICULT TRAVEL IS LIKELY AND ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.
The bipartisan review is to ensure progress continues to be made at the county and state level after the death of a 4-year-old in 2013 sparked legislative action. A review of the child's records showed numerous reports of maltreatment; Gov. Mark Dayton called it a "colossal failure" in Pope County.
ALBERT LEA, Minn.- Earlier this morning, The Freeborn County Partners in Prevention got together to discuss the problem of young substance abuse within the community. Today, a 5 Year Drug Free Communities Support Grant was discussed today and members looked at how it could help.
ALBERT LEA, Minn.- Many Minnesota State Representatives met this morning in St. Paul to discuss the release a Task Force Report on Child Protection efforts in the state. Some of those recommendations include getting people on call in each county 24/7.
A Wisconsin man led Freeborn County deputies on a chase after failing to stop for a traffic violation Tuesday night. Joshua Shawley, of Melrose, Wisconsin, was at the intersection of Main Street E and William Ave in Albert Lea.
At around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a Freeborn County deputy responded to an illegal dumping complaint at 113 McKinley Street. Once he arrived, he found a black Cadillac passenger car with stolen license plates parked in the driveway.
Freeborn County Sheriff's deputies initially responded to an illegal dumping call on Tuesday afternoon, but spotted a car with stolen license plates. The car turned out to have been reported as stolen from a residence in Albert Lea.
The Minnesota State Patrol says Interstate 90 and all state highways south of Highway 14 will be closing at 2 p.m. due to hazardous weather. Counties impacted in this closure include Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Nobles, Rock, Watonwan, and Waseca.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday because of hazardous driving conditions. The patrol says numerous crashes are reported in the Twin Cities as heavy snow falls.