Albert Lea Business Owner Found Guilty of Keeping Her Business Open Despite Executive Orders

Lisa Hanson, of Albert Lea, was charged back in March of this year for keeping her business, Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro, in Albert Lea, open despite Governor Walz’s executive orders.

After continuing to ignore executive orders and failing to appear in court in March, a warrant was eventually issued for her arrest.  Hanson was on the lam out of state and eventually arrested in Iowa in April.

According to the Albert Lea Tribune, Hanson was found guilty on Friday on all charges against her and sentenced to 90 days in jail, as well as “maximum fines.”

According to KEYC, Hanson is not going down without a fight.  She plans on appealing to a Federal Court.  An announcement was made on the Interchanges Facebook page after the sentencing.  Hanson’s attorney is calling for the disbarment of the prosecutor and judge in the case.

According to the Interchanges Facebook page, there is a GiveSendGo page set up.  So far, they have raised $460 of a $100,000 goal.