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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man charged with arson in local auto business fire

An Albert Lea man who allegedly set a local automotive business building on fire in early January has been charged with multiple felonies in connection ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, March 11, 2019 8:02 pm

News

Sharing Jesus’ love through service

For one group of local organizers, being a Christian is not something they keep inside church walls. The Shinefest Week of Service has recently taken ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00 pm

News

Albert Lea resident finds balance as church leader, meat inspector and family man

Albert Lea resident Brian Jeppson spends 40 hours a week as a U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspector in Geneva, a position he said allows ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00 pm

News

‘Called to heal a broken world’

The Rev. John Mitchem’s typical week includes 50 to 55 hours of work at United Methodist Church. In addition to his duties at the church ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00 pm

Featured News

Roundabouts no longer part of Bridge Avenue 2020 plan

Roundabouts are reportedly no longer being considered at the intersection of Richway Drive and Bridge Avenue when Bridge Avenue is reconstructed in 2020. The option ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, March 8, 2019 5:51 pm

Featured News

County administrator: Repairs needed at government center

There are reportedly a number of repairs needed at the Freeborn County Government Center, including a failing roof in the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, March 8, 2019 5:50 pm

News

Organizers gear up for the first-ever Governor’s Fishing Opener in the city

Albert Lea will host its first Governor’s Fishing Opener in May, a four-day event that could bring $2 million in media exposure and draw attention to ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, March 8, 2019 1:00 pm

Featured News

Will heavy snow in region lead to spring flooding?

Weather Service official: Albert Lea has high threat of flooding Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:45 pm

Featured News

The Baby Place to move to Austin mid- to late-2020

Construction expected to start in July Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:42 pm

Featured News

Will governor’s electricity plan be attainable?

Local stakeholders share pros and cons of plan Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:09 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Car crashes into Cheers Liquor building

No injuries were reported Wednesday after a Buick Century crashed into Cheers Liquor. The crash, reported at about 11:50 a.m., smashed the back doors, destroyed ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:55 pm

Featured News

‘Good bonding for us’

Sisters give birth on same day at The Baby Place Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:07 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

County board approves cost-of-living increases for correctional officers

Approximately 50 Freeborn County correctional sergeants and officers will receive 4 percent cost-of-living adjustments in 2019 as part of three-year contracts unanimously approved Tuesday by ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:03 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man pleads guilty to high-speed chase in two counties

A Little Falls man who led officers on a more than 115-mph chase in January in Iowa and Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday in Freeborn County ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:02 pm

Education

Do high schoolers know enough about civics?

A bill being considered at the Minnesota Legislature would require 11th- and 12th-graders to take a civics course for credit. The proposed legislation is supported ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, March 4, 2019 10:00 pm

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