Category Archives: Local News

Minnesota Crops Benefit From Rainfall, While Iowa is Still Mostly Dry

Minnesota had 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 14th, according to the USDA.  Reporters not that row crops were looking better after recent rainfall. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 7% very short, 21% short, 67% adequate and 5% surplus. Corn silking was at 97%.  Corn at the dough stage was at…read more »

One Person Has Died After House Fire in Albert Lea

One person has died after a house fire at 1712 Eberbhardt St. in Albert Lea early Saturday, according to Albert Lea Fire & Rescue. Authorities are withholding the person’s identity pending notification of relatives. Albert Lea Fire & Rescue and Police Department were dispatched to the house at 2:15am Saturday.  Upon arrival they learned form…read more »

Finstad Defeats Ettinger in Tuesday’s 1st District Special Election

Republican nominee Brad Finstad, a former US Agriculture Department Official in the Trump Administration, defeated Democrat Jeff Ettinger by around 5,000 votes in the Minnesota 1st District Special Election Tuesday night.  Finstad will finish the remaining term of former Rep. Jim Hagedorn who died in February. Both Finstad and Ettinger were also competing Tuesday in…read more »

Blue Earth Woman Injured In Tuesday Afternoon Accident in Mankato

A 61 year old Blue Earth woman was injured when her compact car and an SUV crashed on the east side of Mankato Tuesday Afternoon. According to the State Patrol, Lorri Bruce was driving a 2020 Hyundai Elantra southbound on Highway 22 at about 1:20pm, when the car and a northbound 2007 Toyota Highlander crashed.…read more »

Granada Man Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Mankato

A 55 year old Granada man was injured when the pickup he was driving and a Jeep crashed at a Mankato intersection early Monday evening. The State Patrol says Robert Kesselring Jr. was driving a southbound 1967 Chevrolet Pickup on Highway 22 at 5:19pm, when the truck and a southbound 2015 Cherokee Jeep crashed at…read more »

Authorities Searching For Suspect After Tuesday Murder in Albert Lea

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a murder suspect in a shooting in Albert Lea Tuesday Afternoon. Deputies were called to an address on 160th St just before 3:30pm, for a report of a man who had been shot with a firearm.  Emergency responders arrived on scene and attempted life saving measures, but…read more »