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mattpeterson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Geneva man killed in crash

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — A Geneva man died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash involving three people in Blooming Prairie. Marvin Widlund, 76, died at the ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:39 pm

Business

Austin mayor comes out in favor of raising minimum wage

AUSTIN — The mayor of Austin made it clear Monday he is onboard with efforts to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015. Mayor ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:38 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Bookkeeper accused of swindling still is working as a city clerk

ROSE CREEK — A woman charged for allegedly swindling money from three Mower County townships’ rural fire department fund is still actively working as the ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:55 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin school custodian accused of sexual assault

Several years after it began, a victim has accused an Austin man — who is a 12-year employee of Austin Public Schools — of repeated ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 7, 2014 6:31 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Deputies arrest final suspect from January standoff in Austin

A suspect in a Mankato carjacking and linked with a nine-hour standoff in Austin this January was arrested after evading law enforcement for more than ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 7, 2014 6:28 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin driver hid suspect in trunk

AUSTIN — A woman charged with a felony for aiding an offender who hid in her trunk while she drove away from police was sentenced ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 7, 2014 10:36 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man faces charges of child porn

AUSTIN — After a collection of child pornography had been turned over to authorities more than a year ago, an Albert Lea man now faces ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:15 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Jury says man is guilty of stalking

AUSTIN — A jury has decided Loren Bellrichard is guilty of stalking a victim younger than 18 and violating a restraining order. The jury made ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:25 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

City clerk faces swindle charges

ROSE CREEK — The Rose Creek city clerk faces felony charges for allegedly swindling money from three rural townships that help fund the Rose Creek ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:57 am

Featured News

Former Austin resident, nature enthusiast dies after falling in Minnesota River

AUSTIN — As Bruce Lindquist scoured the edges of a river Thursday in Shakopee, he already feared the worst outcome. His 37-year-old son, Eric Lindquist ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:31 pm

Business

Propane market out of control

For many rural, Midwest homeowners, the sound of that rumbling propane tanker in the driveway or the sight of an invoice hanging from the door ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Saturday, January 25, 2014 8:24 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Alleged bank robber pleads not guilty

AUSTIN — The suspect who allegedly robbed an Austin bank to buy cigarettes pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County District Court. Scott Allen Olson, ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, January 24, 2014 11:44 am

Featured News

Funding for clean water projects trickle to southeast Minnesota

With a limited amount of funds, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources didn’t forget about the Mower/Freeborn area. The board announced Wednesday it ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Benson leaning on health care repeal, economics to win seat

AUSTIN — State Rep. Mike Benson said his opposite stance on health care and the economy will help him oust U.S. Rep. Tim Walz from ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:48 am

News

Commission announces merge with area art center

AUSTIN — It wasn’t quite the announcement they were hoping to make, but it was a good announcement nonetheless. Read more

by Matt Peterson, Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00 pm

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