Category Archives: Local News

Wells Man Charged with Making Terroristic Threats

A Wells man has been formally charged with making felony terroristic threats after allegedly threatening another man at the Wells VFW. Justin Crowe, 34, of Wells, was formally charged with engaging in felony terroristic threats on Monday in Faribault County District Court. According to Police Reports, a man at the VFW bar told authorities that…read more »

Bricelyn Man Sentenced on Drug and Weapon Charges in Winnebago County

A Bricelyn man has pleaded guilty to illegal drug and weapon charges in Winnebago County District Court. Dale Hayward recently pleaded guilty to charges of having possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, marijuana, a serious misdemeanor and carrying weapons, a serious misdemeanor, stemming from a traffic stop by the Lake Mills Police Department on…read more »

Two Blue Earth Men are Facing Charges in MN & Iowa following a Traffic Stop

Two men from Blue Earth are facing charges in both Minnesota and Iowa following a weekend traffic stop by Law Enforcement in Kossuth County. On Saturday, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from authorities in Martin County, Minnesota requesting assistance in stopping a van pulling a trailer heading into Kossuth County.  Officials in…read more »

Albert Lea Coffee Shop Ordered to Pay Civil Penalties to the State

An Albert Lea Coffee Shop had been issued a default judgement in a Civil Case filed by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro, owned by Lisa Hanson, and her company MLH Enterprises LLC, was ordered to pay $18,000 in civil penalties to the state, along with reasonable attorney’s fees and…read more »

Farmer’s Daughter’s Kitchen to Open Tuesday in Blue Earth

A new family style restaurant is set to officially open its doors in Blue Earth this week. The “Farmer’s Daughter’s Kitchen,” Located on Highway 169 North, will officially be opening its doors to the public on Tuesday, November 23rd. The restaurant is owned and operated by sisters Becki and Kelli Steier, who have had a…read more »

Faribault County Recorder Releases Vital Statistics for October

The Faribault County Recorder’s Office has released the vital statistics for October of 2021. The report indicated that there were 9 births in the County last month, 3 more than in October of 2020,  22 deaths were reported in the County last month, 2 more than the same month last year and three Marriage Licenses…read more »

A Fairmont Man Dies and Two Others Injured in Rollover West of Guckeen

The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle rollover accident late Wednesday Afternoon which claimed the life of one person. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred just before 4pm on County Road 16 and 310th Ave, West of Guckeen. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies sound a 1996 Ford Windstar Van overturned in…read more »

USC School Board Approves Contract Agreement with Education Association

The United South Central School Board has negotiated a Master Contract Agreement with the United South Central Education Association for the coming year.  The agreement was formally ratified by the Board at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The Board this week also approved for two high school students to serve as local representatives on the…read more »