Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Jail is hovering near 80 inmates

Mower County’s jail population has been higher than normal for the last month, but the county doesn’t need to hire more jailers — at least ... Read more | Add your comment

Olmsted jury: Skinness guilty in another child sexual abuse case

An Austin resident and former Stewartville elementary teacher was found guilty in Olmsted County District Court Thursday of sexually abusing a girl during the 2005-06 ... Read more | Add your comment

Fredrickson sentenced to 8 years in prison

An Elkton man will serve eight years for his role in a fatal 2012 drunk driving crash. Jason Fredrickson, 45, of Elkton, was sentenced Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

Manhunt subject pleads guilty in Freeborn County

An Albert Lea man who led police on a manhunt in October has pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary. Trouper Montgomery Gilbertson, 24, entered the plea ... Read more | Add your comment

Hotel pool shutdown after illness reports

OWATONNA — The pool at Holiday Inn & Suites of Owatonna was officially closed Monday afternoon by the Minnesota Department of Health following reports of ... Read more | Add your comment

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