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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

Albert Lea

Probation for Austin man in Albert Lea gas station assault

An Austin man who participated in an assault in January 2017 was placed on probation for up to five years Friday in Freeborn County District ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, November 5, 2018 10:21 am

Business

Inpatient psychiatric unit transitions to Albert Lea

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin inpatient psychiatric unit patients will transition Tuesday from Austin to Albert Lea. An open house signifying ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, October 26, 2018 8:56 am

Agriculture

Minnesota farmers worry about wet weather during harvest

GENEVA — Local farmers are confident recent wet weather will not hamper this year’s harvest, but expressed concern about the possible impact it will have ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:40 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Albert Lea teacher arrested for cocaine

An Albert Lea early education teacher was placed on paid leave after she was arrested for cocaine possession earlier this month. Erin Lynn Bennett, 33, ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, September 28, 2018 8:28 am

Albert Lea

Commission unanimously approves Freeborn Wind Farm permits

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved site and route permits for the Freeborn Wind Farm Thursday. Approval came at a packed, ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Friday, September 21, 2018 8:16 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man found guilty of armed robbery in Albert Lea

An Austin man who participated in a robbery and led officers on a high-speed chase that reached 100 mph was found guilty Thursday in Freeborn ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, September 17, 2018 10:25 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man charged in connection to Glenville fire; Blaze destroyed shed, property

An Austin man charged in connection with a January 2017 fire outside of Glenville that destroyed a shed and thousands of dollars in property was ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:45 am

Business

Addressing the shortages and high-costs of lifesaving medications

Mayo Clinic has helped form a generic drug company it hopes will bring down drug prices and shortages — issues the hospital system says affect ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:41 am

Albert Lea

Man charged with inappropriate conduct

An Oakland man who allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a 4-year-old girl last week was charged with a felony Friday in Freeborn County District ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:04 am

Albert Lea

Scam reportedly affects 330 former, current city of Albert Lea employees

Current and former Albert Lea city employees were notified within the last week of a phishing scam affecting the city earlier this year. Albert Lea ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:59 am

Albert Lea

Law enforcement: Two weekend AL attempted abductions not connected

Law enforcement officials say two reported attempted abductions within 24 hours this weekend in Albert Lea were not connected. The comments were made Monday at ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, August 6, 2018 2:46 pm

Albert Lea

A.L. police investigating second attempted AL kidnapping in less than 24 hours

Albert Lea police are investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping at gunpoint Sunday evening near the city pool. The reporting person reportedly said a ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, August 6, 2018 7:30 am

Albert Lea

Attempted abduction reported at Freeborn County Fair

An attempted abduction was reported Saturday night at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies were reportedly conducting a foot patrol of the ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Sunday, August 5, 2018 6:37 pm

Albert Lea

Pop culture, science fiction take over Albert Lea; Chapel Con returns for 2nd year with something for everyone

ALBERT LEA — Those who attended Chapel Con Saturday and Sunday at Albert Lea City Arena were able to buy and view collectible items and ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:07 am

Albert Lea

Group to focus on bringing 2nd health care provider to Albert Lea

A local group looking to reclaim health care services lost in Mayo Clinic Health System’s decision to transfer most inpatient services from Albert Lea to ... Read more

by Sam Wilmes, Monday, July 9, 2018 7:18 pm

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