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Cops, Courts & Fires

Latest Cops, Courts & Fires

Recreational fires now allowed

The burning restriction with a variance remains in place, but effective immediately, recreational fires are allowed, the Sheriff’s Office announced Friday afternoon. Recreational fires have ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Man injured in motorcycle crash and other reports

An Albert Lea man was injured Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash on West Richway Drive. According to police, Duane Lionel Bergdale, 74, was riding a ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: March 26-April 1, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   March 26 Casey Jo Eggum, 33, 79903 225th St., Albert Lea. Count 1: 1st Degree Arson – Dwelling. Commit to ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Dissolutions: March 2020

The following dissolutions were granted in Freeborn County in March 2020:   Deborah Lucile Blood and Bryan James Clancy Kari Ann Ulrich and Michael David Juul Ulrich ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Department of Commerce shares tips to avoid scams

As Minnesotans settle into their “Stay Home MN” routines, they are more reliant than ever on staying connected through their phones, according to a press ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Minnesota’s 1st virus cases behind bars show prison risks

MINNEAPOLIS — COVID-19 has reached Minnesota’s prison system, highlighting the health threat to vulnerable inmates and the efforts to reduce the risks via early releases ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

First responders implement extra safety measures during pandemic

Area emergency workers are taking extra precautions when responding to calls where there could be a risk of coming in contact with COVID-19. Mayo Clinic ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

House egged and other reports

Thefts reported A TV was reported stolen at 11:45 a.m. Monday at 1841 Eagle View Circle. A catalytic converter was reported cut from a truck ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Residents reminded of leaf burning ordinance

Albert Lea Fire Rescue would like to remind residents that it is against city ordinance to burn leaves in town, according to a press release. ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

1 cited after traffic stop and other reports

Thefts reported A gift card and check were reported stolen from a mailbox at 2:16 p.m. Friday at 209 Morningside Road. A $50 flashlight was ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Burning ban in place in Freeborn County

All fires are now banned in Freeborn County, except for when a variance is granted to reduce the need for fire services during Gov. Tim ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

House egged and other reports

Break-ins reported Police received a report at 9:49 a.m. Thursday of a house that was broken into at 519 Albert Lea St. The break-in occurred ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Building vandalized and other reports

Items stolen from car Police received a report at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday of a vehicle title, Social Security card and birth certificate that were reported ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: March 20-25, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   March 20 Sa Guoi Htoo, 25, 517 Kruger St., Ottumwa, Iowa. Count 1: Driving without a valid license for vehicle ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Bad internet sale reported and other reports

Thefts reported Police received a report at 11:16 a.m. Monday of someone who had her checkbook, keys and jewelry taken from an apartment at 800 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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