Eric Johnson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Education

SMEC graduates tell their own tales of success

Chapters were closed Thursday afternoon, but the stories are far from told. That was the general feeling for the 29 Southern Minnesota Education Consortium (SMEC) ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 24, 2024 8:22 am

Business

Company that owns area radio stations lays off on-air personalities, part of sweeping move

Alpha Media, the company that owns Austin’s KAUS-1480 and 99.9 Quick Country and Albert Lea’s KATE-1450 and 94.9 The Breeze, conducted a mass layoff of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, May 23, 2024 1:45 pm

Education

Riverland graduation: Students demonstrate stories of hope and resilience

AUSTIN — Friday night’s 83rd Riverland Community College commencement held a number of powerful moments, but among the more powerful moments was President Dr. Kat ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:02 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man with Albert Lea ties appears in Mower County court on robbery, motor vehicle theft charges

A man currently serving time in prison, has made his first appearance in Mower County District Court to face a pair of felony charges related ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, April 29, 2024 2:11 pm

News

Dignitaries tout bipartisan cooperation at groundbreaking for I-90 bridge project

AUSTIN — In September of 2022, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith were in Austin touting the securement of $25 million in federal dollars for ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:10 pm

Education

Pacovsky announces bid for District 23B representative

AUSTIN — Four years ago, Joe Pacovsky ran as a DFL challenger to Rep. Peggy Bennett in District 27A. Now Pacovsky is running again, officially ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:18 pm

News

Mueller authors bill for therapy dogs for law enforcement, first responders, victims

A new bill, authored by Rep. Patricia Mueller-R, has many hoping it will provide a warm answer to cold and difficult situations in the form ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, March 8, 2024 9:00 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Albert Lea man with pending case in Olmsted makes first appearance for separate case in Mower

A man with a pending drugs case in Olmsted County made a first appearance Wednesday in Mower County District Court to face several counts of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 7:34 pm

News

SMART to celebrate 10 years of service

What started as three separate transit companies is thriving as one, serving a four-county area and entering its 10th year of operation. On Wednesday, Southern ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, December 29, 2023 4:55 pm

Education

Southern Minnesota Education Consortium expanding to meet a growing need

In 2019, the Southern Minnesota Education Consortium (SMEC) broke ground on its facility located alongside Highway 56. Now, just four years later, the facility is ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 5:16 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin man with three active drug cases charged in a fourth

An Austin man with three active cases involving drug possession, use and sales has been charged in a fourth case. Casey Steven Bell, 25, was ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, November 27, 2023 7:02 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Woman charged in death of 2-month-old son gets probation

A woman charged in the suffocation death of her two-month-old son after falling asleep in December of 2021 has been sentenced to probation. Jocelyn Leslie ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:33 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Albert Lea man sentenced to probation in high-speed chase on I-90

An Albert Lea man has been sentenced to probation for an incident in February of this year, which involved high speeds, alcohol and a crash ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, October 5, 2023 4:36 pm

News

Klobuchar helps secure $1.97M to help Riverland meet workforce needs

AUSTIN — Not long after the college received just under $2 million in federal funding, advocated for by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Riverland Community didn’t waste ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 16, 2023 11:08 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Former Glenville woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of baby

AUSTIN — A woman at the heart of a 2022 manslaughter case in which she was accused of the suffocation death of her two-month-old son ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:02 pm

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