Austin teen turns himself in after recent vandalism reports

(ABC 6 NEWS) - A 17-year-old from Austin turned himself following a string of graffiti incidents was reported around Austin. The Austin Police Department reports that the teen, with a family member, confessed to spray painting around 15 businesses and public property properties in town after seeing other graffiti around Austin. The vandalism took place on June 6 around midnight.
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Worth County,

North Iowa Recreational Closed Indefinitely Due to Unlawful Acts

Officials in Worth County continue to contemplate what’s next for a popular recreational spot closed since last Wednesday night (06.10) due to a series of unlawful activities. Kuennen Quarry, located about 20 miles north of Mason City in the Kuennen Quarry Wildlife Area, has been closed off to public access...
Freeborn County, MNKIMT

Mankato woman injured in Freeborn County crash

ALBERT LEA TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A single-vehicle crash in Freeborn County Thursday morning sends one person to the hospital. It happened around 9:18 am at mile marker 11 on Interstate 35. The Minnesota State Patrol says Taylor Elizabeth Lawson, 26 of Mankato, was driving north when he lost control and hit the guardrail. Lawson was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for treatment of what is described as a non-life threatening injury.
Albert Lea, MNAlbert Lea Tribune

Gas line ruptured; residents asked to avoid area

Authorities have advised of a ruptured gas line at Bridge Avenue and Richway Drive. An emergency alert stated residents have been evacuated and people are asked to avoid the area. The Albert Lea Fire Department is at the scene. The Albert Lea Police Department posted on its Facebook page that...

Elmore man convicted in stabbing, sent to prison

ELMORE — A man who stabbed, punched, choked and hit a woman in the face with a pipe wrench while he held her captive in his Faribault County home will be in prison through at least 2023. Michael Walton Hinton, 56, of Elmore, was sentenced Monday in Faribault County District...
Winnebago County,

Steam Threshing Festival Is Ready to Go

The 38th Annual Steam Threshing Festival is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Heritage Park of North Iowa in Forest City.Jim Oulman is one of the festival organizers and says people wsill see a special showcase of Minneapolis Moline and garden tractors. Oulman says a number of activities will be...
Forest City,

Education Foundation Golf Tournament is Friday

The Forest City Education Foundation will be holding their annual golf tournament on Friday. The event is to benefit students in the district according to Foundation Director Liz Thompson. Area businesses and residents are playing in this event at the Bear Creek Golf Course. There is still room for more...

MnDOT sets up demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is setting up a bicycle and pedestrian demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells. Over the next few weeks, painted on-street bicycle lanes and signs are being added on Hwy 109, as well as curb extensions at the intersection of Hwy 22 and 3rd Street SW with paint and plastic tubes.