Eric Johnson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Education

Cause of Riverland  outage still unknown

As work progressed over the weekend, Riverland Community College was able to restore many of the services that were brought down by a still unknown ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 4:59 pm

Mower County

Woman charged with murder in March overdose case in Austin

An Austin woman is in custody at the Mower County Jail after being charged with murder in connection to an overdose death of  an Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, September 2, 2022 9:04 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Area woman sworn in as new Third District Court judge

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by Eric Johnson, Friday, August 19, 2022 4:57 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Finstad wins special election to finish Hagedorn’s term in 1st District

Republican Brad Finstad has been elected to round out the rest of former Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term in the 1st Congressional District. Finstad claimed the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:37 am

Elections & Campaigns

Jeff Ettinger wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District

Jeff Ettinger has claimed the Democratic nod in the Congressional District 1 primary Tuesday night. Ettinger, who is also running to fill out the seat ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:06 pm

News

‘Wanting to better my community’: Area woman prepares to begin as new judge in Mower Co.

Natalie Martinez has strong feelings of community involvement and it’s something she will be able to take with her to the bench. Martinez, a lawyer ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:01 pm

Education

MSU, RCC partnership opens pipeline to BSN degree

Officials from Riverland Community College and Minnesota State University-Mankato on Monday signed a new collaborative agreement that will streamline a process for nursing students to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, July 25, 2022 8:43 pm

Health Updates

In the face of the opioid crisis, Mayo program seeks to limit prescriptions

In 2017, Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the face of an opioid crisis that had gripped and continues to grip ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, July 25, 2022 5:14 am

Mower County

Roadeo highlights transit industry

Over 30 participants came to Austin this past weekend for the 35th annual Minnesota State Bus Roadeo, which took place at Riverland Community College. According ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:30 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter, additional felonies in death of baby

The Glenville woman charged with manslaughter in the December 2021 death of 2-month-old son entered pleas in the case Thursday afternoon in Mower County District ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, June 23, 2022 4:50 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Glenville woman charged with manslaughter of 2-month-old

A Glenville woman is facing felony charges, including manslaughter, in the December 2021 death of her 2-month-old son. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:36 pm

Education

Riverland has first in-person graduation since start of pandemic

For the first time since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverland Community College held its first in-person commencement exercises Friday. The school graduated 587 ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 13, 2022 5:34 pm

Health Updates

New Mayo equipment lends precision, patient benefits in hip, knee replacements

AUSTIN — Cutting edge technology is coming to more and more operating rooms of hospitals, and this is especially true at Mayo Clinic hospitals. One ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 29, 2022 9:00 pm

News

Cleanup moving swiftly a week after Taopi tornado

TAOPI — Just a week after the tornado that struck Taopi on April 12, things have taken a major step forward for the community. Mower ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:36 pm

Mower County

‘We’re just so grateful’: Town of Taopi making strides after tornado

TAOPI — Just days after an EF2 tornado tore through Taopi Tuesday night, the town already has taken major strides to try and reach some ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 15, 2022 5:17 pm

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