"It's been a while since we've done a big evaluation," began NRHEG School Board chairman Rick Schultz Monday evening at the Media Center in New Richland. He spoke to a group of about 15 guests plus faculty and administration, gathered to participate in a discussion of the improvements to school facilities the board has been considering for the coming years.
Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - Bradley L. Buhl, 28, of Sherburn; Kendale K. Chandler, 20, of Madelia; Keith E. Oberloh, 55, of Madelia; each fined $105. Debra L. Nordstrom, 30, of Iron River, Mich., was convicted of issue dishonored check-offense; fined $530.08, restitution $350.08.
Hannah Savelkoul and Maddy Carstens tallied two goals apiece to power the Albert Lea Tigers to a 5-2 nonconference hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Thursday night in Albert Lea. After Cardinal goaltender Sadie Sandersfeld and Tigers netminder Katie Schwarz each produced scoreless opening frames, Savelkoul capitalized on a power-play opportunity to end Fairmont Area's shutout bid during the second period.
Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - Bradley L. Buhl, 28, of Sherburn; Kendale K. Chandler, 20, of Madelia; Keith E. Oberloh, 55, of Madelia; each fined $105. Debra L. Nordstrom, 30, of Iron River, Mich.
In a world where so many have so much, it's hard to imagine people with few, if any, personal belongings. But that often is the case for the clients at House of Hope, Fairmont's residential treatment facility.
Ever since outstate voters put Republicans back in charge of the state House a month ago, Legislature-loving speculators have been guessing what state politicians might bestow upon Greater Minnesota in 2015, both as a reward and an inducement to future voter loyalty. Much is owed outstate on the GOP ledger.
Knollwood Mall will soon undergo a significant renovation that will transform it from a regional mall into a power center. The Star Tribune has a report on "de-malling" strategies taking root in places like Albert Lea and Austin, where smaller regional malls are partly torn down, or turned inside out.
Joey Neely grew up going to the mall in Albert Lea, when it held lots of stores, a full food court and crammed craft shows. "That's what you did in high school - you went to the mall and hung out," said Neely, 31. But today, the Northbridge Mall "is nothing like what I remember."
A generous donation from one local group is giving many in our area, a place to rest this holiday season. Dozens of gently used mattresses and box springs were handed out to families across the community at the Skyline Plaza.