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Someone spray-painted Swastikas on mailboxes in Kenyon
Although more recent figures aren't available, 2016 statistics showed that reported hate crimes rose for the second year running in Minnesota,according to the FBI.
Suspect arrested for alleged Rice County mail thefts
After receiving reports of over 20 mail thefts over a few-week period, the Rice County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a suspect in Dennison Tuesday.Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said Wednesday that a number of people had reported stolen mail in the county recently, specifically around Northfield
Prison for man charged with meth possession - Albert Lea Tribune
Shawn Casey Tope, 38, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree meth possession. Judge Joseph Bueltel gave Tope credit for 421 days served on the file.
City responds to Waseca Hy-Vee closing announcement
Waseca Hy-Vee shoppers were shocked with the news Monday that the store in town will close at the end of September."I'm going to miss them. I really enjoy shopping here," Waseca resident Suzanne Roberts said.Roberts shops at Waseca's Hy-Vee every week and has come to rely on the store for her grocer
City adds electric vehicle to its fleet
The city of Waseca has integrated an electric vehicle into its fleet.According to the city limits report shared by Assistant City Manager Mike Anderson, the decision was made as part of the city's effort to do its part to go green."We have integrated an electric vehicle (EV) in the city fleet to red
Court Dispositions, Aug. 9-Aug. 14 - Albert Lea Tribune
Kweh Nee, 39, 324 Hillcrest Circle N, Clarks Grove. Count 1: Trespass on the premise of another – refuse to depart. Dismissed. Count 2: Disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 30 days. Stay 30 days for one year. Supervised probation for one year. Fees $180.
Byron apartment apparently raided by Homeland Security
BYRON, Minn. – Homeland Security agents paid a visit to a Byron apartment complex on Wednesday.Neighbors say the agents were at Valley View Apartments all morning and left around 1 pm. At least 6 individuals were seen removing boxes, Manila envelopes, and other items from one of the apartments. The
4-year-old boy dies after swing set collapses on him
“A 4-year-old’s not heavy and they’re made not to collapse, so it feels like we’re missing part of story,” Parker said.
Waseca Hy-Vee to close Sept. 30
Waseca Hy-Vee, 1230 N. State St., will close permanently on Sept. 30.The announcement came Monday morning from Hy-Vee corporate officials. The store's 136 full- and part-time employees will be offered opportunities to be relocated across the company’s other area stores, a news release said.Hy-Vee op
Woman allegedly crashes into six cars surrounding Waseca Police Department
Karen Kay Spinler, 57, of Waseca, was charged Monday in Waseca County District Court with felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing police and property damage. She also was charged with gross misdemeanor assault on a police officer and misdemeanor driving violations.
Swing set collapses, kills 4-year-old Minnesota child
ZUMBROTA, Minn. -- A 4-year-old child was fatally injured in southeast Minnesota Monday morning, according to Zumbrota Police Chief Patrick J. Callahan.
12-year-old drags and injures mother with truck, crashes into neighbor's deck - Albert Lea Tribune
Angela Lynn Tappe, 35, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with a serious but not life-threatening injury, said Albert Lea Deputy Director of Police J.D. Carlson.
Austin teen arrested for stolen off-road vehicles
Cody Bale, 18 of Austin, was then arrested after law enforcement responded to a burglary report in Freeborn County on Monday. Authorities say one of the ATVs and the UTV were found in Bale’s possession.
8.15 What's going on?
Wednesday, Aug 15Closed AA Meeting for Women-Step Sisters of Northfield-- 12 p.m., 300 Union St. Use the Third Street entrance.Wednesday Wear-- 1-6 p.m., Nerstrand United Methodist Church. Clothing, shoes and some household items. All items are free, donations accepted.
Waterville Man Accused of Sexual Assault on 11-Year-Old
A Waterville man is charged in Le Sueur County after authorities say he sexually assaulted an 11–year–old boy.A release from Le Sueur County says 18–year–old Grant Anthony Geyer is charged with First Degree Criminal Sexual Misconduct.Authorities allege that the incident happened on August 6 in the C
'Pirates' play at plundering and pillaging during weekend festival in Owatonna
OWATONNA — The only thing missing from Doc Grauberger’s costume was a patch for his eye, a pegleg and perhaps a parrot perched on his shoulder.Grauberger — the technical director for Owatonna High School’s theater department and a member of the costume department for the Guthrie Theater in Minneapol
Owatonna High School Gymnastics team to celebrate 50th anniversary
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School Gymnastics team will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-10 o,n, at the Owatonna County Club.
Police: Child killed after swing set collapses in Zumbrota, Minn.
ZUMBROTA, Minn. (KMSP)- Police in Zumbrota, Minnesota are investigating after a swing set collapsed and killed a 4-year-old child Monday morning.
OHS Class of '83 to hold 35th reunion
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School Class of 1983 will host their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Sparetime.There will be a cash bar and hor d'oeuvres.
City of Waseca 150 Years traveling Timeline exhibit
The City of Waseca celebrates 150 years. On display at the Waseca County Historical Society museum is the City of Waseca 150 years timeline. Also on exhibit are artifacts representing "Graduation" from area schools, just in time for the All-School-Reunion.