Eric Johnson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune


Riverland graduates class of more than 600

AUSTIN — Riverland Community College on Friday held its 82nd commencement ceremony, split into two sessions — an afternoon and evening session. This year’s graduating ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 12, 2023 9:00 pm

Health Updates

National Nurses Week: Services expand to help new mothers

There are no shortage of challenges when it comes to being a mother of a newborn, but a growing program within Mayo Clinic Health Systems ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 5, 2023 8:55 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Incident at AHS places school in two-hour lockdown

Initial report indicated a possible gun on the premises Austin law enforcement have responded to what is being described as a “security concern” at Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 7:11 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man arrested in Tuesday standoff charged with several felonies

Terrance Gustaf Book, the man arrested following an hours-long standoff Tuesday at a southwest Austin residence, has been charged with a variety of felonies that ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, March 9, 2023 4:02 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Law enforcement officers respond to hoax active shooter calls in both Albert Lea, Austin

Monday morning’s threat that sent law enforcement in both Austin and Albert Lea to community schools has been determined to be a hoax. At around ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, February 27, 2023 10:48 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Albert Lea man charged with criminal vehicular operation tied to chase, crash

An Albert Lea man is facing several charges for his role in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning on Interstate 90 in Austin. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:17 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

2 teenagers injured in crash on Interstate 90

Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 where alcohol was listed as a factor. According to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:58 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

An Austin man arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide following a suspected hit and run late Saturday night has made his first appearance in Mower ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 4:02 pm


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


‘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


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

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