Minnesota Public Radio, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

News

Demographer: Minnesota has one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. and it’s unlikely to change

Minnesota’s workforce shrank during the pandemic which was no surprise.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:25 am

News

The Real ID deadline has been extended. Here’s what Minnesotans need to know

Minnesota travelers have more time to upgrade identification for airport checkpoints and other federal facilities. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:21 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Post-election hand counts find no issues with Minn. ballot-counting machines

Post-election hand counts of ballots that Minnesota counties are required to conduct did not uncover problems with vote-counting machines. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, December 5, 2022 10:30 am

News

MSHSL set to serve up boys volleyball as school sport option

Boys volleyball is on the way to becoming a sanctioned high school sport, after twice being rejected by the Minnesota State High School League. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, December 5, 2022 10:16 am

News

Fierce legal fight opens between ex-GOP chair Carnahan, party

Former Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan sued the state party in relation to her ouster, claiming that her ability to gain new jobs in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, December 3, 2022 7:23 pm

News

ATV crashes, deaths involving kids rise in Minn. as popularity climbs

Four-year-old Steve “Owen” Meyer died in July after losing control of the all-terrain vehicle he was driving on a gravel road near a Morrison County ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, December 2, 2022 3:14 pm

News

‘Send help’: Minnesotans worry as heating costs climb, winter nears

By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News Betty Nordstrom has been worrying since she received her energy assistance grant notification about two weeks ago. “They ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:34 pm

Education

Walz answers student questions, pledges education support in visit

Minnesota students had a chance to ask the governor their own questions on Tuesday when Gov. Tim Walz visited Lake Middle School in Woodbury on ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:59 pm

Health Updates

A rare neurological disorder seen that may have been sparked by RSV

One morning in late October, David Henke woke up and his hands weren’t working the way they should be. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:34 pm

News

Ceremony, memorial to honor Cold Spring officer fatally shot 10 years ago

It’s been 10 years since an ambush shooting claimed the life of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker and shook this small central Minnesota community ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, November 25, 2022 7:12 pm

News

Animal sedative, xylazine, mixed with fentanyl linked to Minnesota deaths

Some Minnesota health officials say they are seeing deaths connected to a drug sometimes used to prolong the high of fentanyl and other opioids, and ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:30 am

News

Paid family leave on a fast track at Minnesota Capitol

After years of coming up short at the Minnesota Capitol, supporters of a paid family and medical leave program have a clear shot at getting ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:51 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Reports of hate crimes up in Minnesota, but proving bias remains a challenge

By Kirsti Marohn, Minnesota Public Radio News On Oct. 8, police in the central Minnesota city of Waite Park arrested Alyssa Holmberg after a disturbing ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, November 17, 2022 8:57 am

News

Election stokes optimism among city officials about state aid boost

Local government leaders are confident the results of Minnesota’s election will jumpstart efforts to secure more state money. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, November 17, 2022 8:55 am

News

‘They just start crying’ : Student food insecurity and debt rising across Minnesota

The worst part of Angie Richey’s job is having to call families and ask them to pay their school lunch debt. She is the nutrition ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:28 pm

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