Albert Lea woman hurt in Tuesday morning crash on I-90
HAYWARD TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Freeborn County. The name of the driver has not been released but the Minnesota State Patrol says a 44-year-old woman from Albert Lea was driving a car west on Interstate 90 when she went off the road and into the right ditch near mile marker 163. The State Patrol says the car rolled but its airbags did not deploy.
Winnebago Woman Receives Minor Injuries in Sunday Morning Rollover
A rural Winnebago woman received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident late Sunday morning. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:18am on Sunday, the office received a report of a single vehicle crash at the intersection of 430th Ave and 85th St. During the investigation of the crash, it was learned the 2019 Nissan Rogue, driven by 21 year old Lyndsey Borris of rural Winnebago, entered the east ditch while negotiating a curve and began to skid. The vehicle hit a curve sign and jumped the intersection, landing in the northeast corner.
How personal income has changed in Winnebago County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Winnebago County, Iowa and how it compares to state and national levels.
Man arrested for attempted murder in Forest City case
FOREST CITY — A Forest City man has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the Forest City Police Department began an investigation on February 12th into a shooting incident in the 100 block of North 4th Street that had occurred on February 10th but was not reported to police until February 12th. The Forest City Police Department requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to help investigate the case.
Forest City couple plead guilty to selling oxycodone pills
GARNER, Iowa – A couple accused of selling oxycodone pills in Hancock County are now pleading guilty. Joni Lynn Maharas, 63 of Forest City, and Bert Alan Maharas, 61 of Forest City, have both entered guilty pleas to conspiracy with intent to distribute oxycodone. Investigators say they illegally sold the pills in June 2023 to someone who had been in a car accident.
1 arrested for warrant, DWI and other reports
Police arrested Sergio Missel Chavez-Almanza, 27, on a local felony warrant and new charges of third-degree driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 within two hours after receiving a report of a customer driving in circles in the parking lot at a high rate of speed at 10:06 p.m. Friday […] The post 1 arrested for warrant, DWI and other reports appeared first on Albert Lea Tribune.
Former W’bago mayor charged with four felonies
Former Winnebago mayor Scott Robertson and his son, Jacob Jon Robertson, were arrested and booked at the Faribault County Jail on Thursday, Feb. 8, due to alleged possession and cultivation of marijuana plants at three properties in Winnebago. The following day, on Friday, Feb. 9, the Robertsons were formally charged...
Winnebago Mayor makes first court appearance in Faribault County
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (KEYC) - The Mayor of Winnebago, Scott Robertson, is scheduled to make his first court appearance today on charges of illegally growing marijuana. Robertson is set to appear before a judge at 8:30 a.m., Friday morning. He, along with his son Jacob, were arrested earlier this week...
Gallery: Albert Lea dance team competes at state
The Albert Lea dance team made history this weekend competing at the state dance tournament in high kick. The post Gallery: Albert Lea dance team competes at state appeared first on Albert Lea Tribune.
Moose donates to cheerleading program
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Forest City Schools Maintain Strong Security Measures
Forest City Community Schools remain unaffected by the discussion in Des Moines regarding arming school personnel for the protection of the students, faculty, and staff. The Iowa Legislature is trying to address whether schools should have these protections despite the inability to obtain liability insurance for the school. Forest City...
Kathleen Greenfield, 83
Bricelyn – Kathleen “Kas” Greenfield, age 83, of Bricelyn, went to meet Jesus on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass. The burial will take place in Clayton Cemetery.
BEA School Board decides to start school earlier
Blue Earth Area Schools will start earlier this fall after a decision was made at the BEA School Board meeting on Monday night, Feb. 12. But, the decision did not come easy, as there was a long discussion by the board members before there was a vote on two different motions.
Wells Council approves project layout
The Highway 22/Highway 109 project in Wells took another step towards becoming a reality when the Wells City Council met on Monday, Feb. 12, and passed a resolution approving the final layout specifications for the project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) had hosted an open house for two hours...
Big Island Rendezvous takes Albert Lea back in time
(ABC 6 News) – The community in Albert Lea stepped back in time, as they wrapped up this year’s Big Island Rendezvous Historical Faire. The event was held at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, where people got the chance to immerse themselves in the festivities of a bygone era.
Longtime community advocate presented with award
The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday presented the Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award to a longtime advocate for people in the community without a voice. Linda Lares recently retired from SEMCAC after more than 40 years in public service and was known for her work advocating for minorities and the less fortunate. County Administrator […] The post Longtime community advocate presented with award appeared first on Albert Lea Tribune.
Public notices for the week of February 18, 2024
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:. Mortgagor: Amy Benn, a single woman. Mortgagee: Mortgage Electronic...
Counterfeit bill and other reports
A $100 counterfeit bill was reported at 10:08 a.m. Thursday at 214 Fifth Ave. in Freeborn. Items reported missing from apartment Several items were reported missing from an apartment at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at 215 Main St. in Hayward. 1 arrested for tampering with vehicle Police arrested Lah Soe, 18, for tampering with […] The post Counterfeit bill and other reports appeared first on Albert Lea Tribune.
Veterans to take part in PACT Act Claims Clinic at Mankato Armory
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Military veterans in the community will be gathering on Wednesday at the Mankato Armory to take part in a PACT Act Claims Clinic. Veterans Affairs representatives have partnered with the Blue Earth County Veterans Service Office to answer questions about toxic-exposure during time of service. Attendees...
Swearingen Given Deferred Judgement on Theft Charges
Logan Swearingen of Thompson was granted a deferred judgment for “Theft in the 3rd Degree,” an aggravated misdemeanor, stemming from an investigation by the Forest City Police Department in April of 2023. Swearingen will be under the supervision to the Department of Correctional Services for a period of...