LeRoy man pleads guilty to paying teen for sex; Contact was over 2-month period

Richard Vandeweerd, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim 13 to 15 years old as part of a plea agreement. Read more | Add your comment

Mayo Clinic Health Systems works to fix equipment

Surgeries continue at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin as staff work to repair a malfunctioning central sterilization system on the Austin ... Read more | Add your comment

Grand Meadow man gets probation for killing pets

A Grand Meadow man who allegedly shot and killed his pets last year was sentenced Friday to a stay of adjudication, essentially two years of ... Read more | Add your comment

Stewartville man charged for standoff

The Stewartville man who allegedly led police to an almost three-hour standoff Wednesday has been charged with terroristic threats and domestic assault. Richard Jordan, 27, ... Read more | Add your comment

Tipsters help police seeking theater shooter’s motive

LAFAYETTE, La. — Police on Saturday thanked the many people providing tips about John Russell Houser as they work to reconstruct his movements before he ... Read more | Add your comment

Weak tornado touches down in southern Minnesota

ST. JAMES— A weak tornado has damaged an agricultural construction company building site and flattened some farm fields in southern Minnesota. The Watonwan County Sheriff’s ... Read more | Add your comment

AL man charged in gas station knifepoint robbery; Police file warrant for accomplice

Charles Morris, 19, of Albert Lea was charged Friday with aggravated robbery. Austin police filed a warrant for his alleged partner, Davion Smith. Read more | Add your comment

Where the buffalo roam; Former intern comes back to spread the news about bison

Where the buffalo roam; Former intern comes back to spread the news about bison

Billy the Bison enjoyed his visit at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Thursday, and he helped about 40 people of all ages learn a ... Read more | Add your comment

Heavy rains cause minor flooding

Heavy rains cause minor flooding

A strong line of thunderstorms left a flood advisory and several flooded intersections in Austin Friday morning. The National Weather Service reported about 1.2 inches ... Read more | Add your comment

Construction not stopping BP shoppers

Downtown Blooming Prairie has looked quite different this month as crews have worked to reconstruct Main Street. Read more | Add your comment


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