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Staff Reports, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

News

Is that snow in the forecast?

Though snow is expected to fall across most of the state on Tuesday, Albert Lea is expected to avoid major accumulation, according to the National ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 8:52 pm

News

Sparks tests positive for COVID-19

District 27 Sen. Dan Sparks announced Monday he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and has been quarantined. Sparks, DFL-Austin, said in a statement ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:09 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: High new case numbers across the state

Minnesota continued its streak of large new COVID-19 cases on Monday with 1,636 cases reported. The new cases increased the state’s cumulative count to 124,439, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:23 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

3 arrested for DWI and other reports

Police arrested Naam Latrell Matthews, 39, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated, test refusal and obstructing with force after a traffic stop at 2:23 a.m. Saturday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 9:48 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 17 new deaths statewide, including 1 in Mower County

Seventeen new COVID-19 deaths were reported across Minnesota on Sunday, including one in Mower County. The person, who was between 95 and 99 years old, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:16 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 cases: Seven new cases reported in Freeborn County

A day after recording 21 new COVID-19 cases, Freeborn County reported seven new cases on Saturday, according to health officials. The new cases increase the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:35 pm

Elections & Campaigns

‘Not just red or blue’: DFL congressional candidate Feehan visits Austin

DFL Minnesota 1st Congressional District candidate Dan Feehan stopped in Austin on Friday to conduct a farm tour in the middle of harvest. Feehan said ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:17 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota House District 27A

This is a continuation of the Tribune’s candidate Q&A features and the fourth such feature with District 27A Rep. Peggy Bennett (R) and challenger Thomas ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:16 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court Dispositions: Oct. 13-15, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   Oct. 13 Jaxson Edward Loecher, 18, 1603 20 Ave. SE, Austin. Count 1: Liquor – consumption by persons under 21. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:15 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Mower County records 8th death; 21 new cases in Freeborn County

Nothing good has come from Minnesota’s COVID-19 data this week. That unhappy trend continued Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 more deaths atop ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Buildings broken into and other reports 

A burglary was reported at 11:34 a.m. Thursday 69827 135th St. in Twin Lakes.  Police received a report at 7:31 a.m. Thursday that a shed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:38 am

News

Minnesota House, Senate pass bonding bill

Blazing Star Trail, East Main Street flood mitigation funding included in bill Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:51 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Freeborn County, but state death count high again; active cases top 10K

A day after reporting 29 COVID-19 deaths — the highest single-day death count in months — Minnesota health officials returned Thursday with an equally grim ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Thefts and other reports

Police cited James Kolby Ralph Lund Jr., 49, at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday for theft from the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 416 Bridge Ave. Police arrested ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:18 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Worth County woman accused of faking cancer, scamming charities to change plea

A Northwood woman, who deputies say impersonated doctors and defrauded area charities by pretending to have cancer, will enter a new plea next month, according ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:22 pm

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