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ericjohnson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Effects of wildfires felt as far away as Minnesota

As the wildfires on the West Coast continue to wreak havoc, people as far away as Minnesota are seeing the effects in the form of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, September 18, 2020 9:00 pm

Health Updates

Mayo doctors urge residents to get flu shot early

On Monday, doctors at the Mayo Clinic urged people to get their flu shots early this year, even if they aren’t considered to be in ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, September 14, 2020 4:47 pm


Research plot hopes to pave the way for a sustainable future

In June of this year, Northern Country Co-op held a ribbon cutting for a new grain bin it was building that would substantially up the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:00 am

Featured News

Increasing the birds in the area

On a sweltering Sunday afternoon, west of Austin, members from two different families gathered for an annual event on the farms of Danny Bergstrom and ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, August 28, 2020 8:21 pm

Health Updates

Mayo Clinic: Don’t become complacent with safety

As several states in the United States are seeing spikes in new COVID-19 cases, including fears of an epicenter anchoring in Florida, Mayo Clinic officials ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, June 19, 2020 8:31 pm

Health Updates

Local initiative centers on targeted COVID-19 testing

A number of Austin organizations, Mayo Clinic Health System, as well as a business from Albert Lea are coming together to enhance testing for COVID-19 ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:30 pm

Featured News

Local legislators share goals for final 2 weeks of session

In the best of times, government is complicated, but add a global pandemic and things get infinitely more complicated. This is what politicians in Minnesota, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 1, 2020 8:45 pm

Albert Lea Magazine

Bee friendly to pollinators

Seven flowers you can plant to attract bees and help the environment Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:15 pm

Health Updates

Mayo expands the use of telemedicine option

Like so many organizations, Mayo Clinic Health System has had to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic and that includes the way it treats patients. That ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:39 pm


Riverland suspending classes, using alternative method for remainder of session

Following a trend across the nation in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Riverland Community College has decided to suspend classes at all three ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, March 13, 2020 10:42 am

Featured News

Mayo Clinic in Austin reveals phase two of its expansion

AUSTIN — Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin is moving on to the final phase of the remodeling of the family birth center and medical ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, March 9, 2020 8:58 pm


Minnesota looking closely at COVID-19

As the United States and countries from around the world race to try and contain the COVID-19 virus, individual states and communities are starting to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:31 pm

Featured News

Mayo in Austin sees its first baby of the decade

AUSTIN — Little Nicole Anahi Estupinan took a couple days more than was expected, but when the time came she didn’t waste any time. Nicole ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:21 pm


A chance at a better life

Daughters of new citizen get surprise celebration at school Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Featured News

Session shows support, concerns over cannabis legalization

AUSTIN — Those who attended the cannabis listening session in the Austin City Council Chamber on Saturday expressed a variety of viewpoints in the growing ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, December 9, 2019 9:01 pm

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