jasonschoonover, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Waseca man gets probation for role in standoff

A Waseca man who tried helping a man taking part in an 11-hour armed standoff with police last December will serve probation. David Michael Huff, 36, ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:14 pm

Featured News

GOP health plan could hit southern Minnesota area hard

“Changes are coming.” That’s how MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole succinctly summed up the uncertainty surrounding Minnesota’s health exchange and the Affordable Care Act during a visit ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:01 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin woman pleads guilty to multiple felonies

A 34-year-old Austin woman charged in six Mower County cases with various counts of financial fraud, check forgery, theft and drug possession has pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:34 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin man steals over $3,000 in lotto tickets

A Nicol’s Fast Lube employee who stole more than $3,600 in Minnesota State Lottery tickets was caught on video redeeming 85 winning tickets at another ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:42 am


Vision drives Riverland theater from start to finish

As director Lindsey Duoos Williams leads part of the “Cabaret” cast through a dance routine on the Frank W. Bridges Theatre stage, actress Emily McAlister, ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Monday, November 7, 2016 10:05 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Accused serial forger pleads not guilty in latest case

An Austin woman accused of a string of check forgery and financial fraud cases pleaded not guilty to her most recent charge. Meranda Lynn O’Connor, 34, ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:58 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Sparks, Dornink spar over senator’s bonding bill vote

AUSTIN — A forum between State Sen. Dan Sparks, DFL-Austin, and Republican challenger Gene Dornink of Hayfield briefly turned heated when talks centered early around ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Friday, October 7, 2016 10:00 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Albert Lea man faces drug felonies after traffic stop

A 33-year-old Albert Lea man faces three drug felonies and traffic charges after a speeding stop uncovered more than 730 pills. Logan Michael Netzer pleaded ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Monday, October 3, 2016 10:08 am


Celebrating ‘stewards of the land’

Local farmers recognized for efforts in improving water quality Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:00 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Pizza order leads to woman accused of fraud

AUSTIN — A Steve’s Pizza order led police to a 34-year-old Austin woman accused of financial fraud, check forgery and drug possession in three separate ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:40 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

2 charged after being arrested with several different drugs on I-90

AUSTIN — Two Olmsted County residents were charged in Mower County court Friday after a traffic stop uncovered more than 47 grams of three different ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, August 13, 2016 2:52 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

3 charged with felonies after heroin bust

AUSTIN — Three Austin residents arrested Thursday as part of an ongoing heroin investigation were charged with one felony each in Mower County District Court ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:16 pm

Featured News

Conference investigates what derailed the state’s bonding bill

AUSTIN — About 70 greater Minnesota leaders were on the case Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center to answer a key question cities ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:46 am


Special Education Cooperative reshaping former event center

Icicle lights, white garland and fake vines still hang above the gym and event space of the former Corcoran Center, but the center has hosted ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:08 am

Progress 2016

Habitat for Humanity sees increase in projects thanks to teamwork

Through the 2015-16 school year, Riverland Community College students, volunteers and soon-to-be homeowners have all been hard at work building a home in northeast Austin. ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:52 pm

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