I am native to Southern Minnesota, graduated from Albert Lea Senior High. After a brief stint living in Central Iowa, I made my way back to MN, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon. I have 2 children, my oldest graduated from Owatonna High School, and the youngest is in the Middle School here. I am a coach with Special Olympics and a member of the management team, a cause near and dear to my heart. I love reading, John Grisham anyone? Also, I enjoy medical dramas on TV, and I love watching the Law & Order Franchise shows....dun dun. If I'm not out and about somewhere, I love hosting get-togethers for my family and friends.
Scammers Are Circulating False Coronavirus Reports in SE Minnesota
The scammers are already at it, claiming that the coronavirus is in Minnesota. This virus has not been reported in Minnesota at this time.
Criteria Minnesota Doctors Look at Before Testing for Novel Coronavirus
What are they looking for as they determine whether or not to test for COVID-19? Respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).Travel history. Close contact with anyone with COVID-19 .Severe respiratory symptoms that require hospitalization. Not everyone with those symptoms will be tested…
Owatonna School District Gives Coronavirus Update and Information
Superintendent Jeffrey Elstad sent out an email to parents and guardians of students in the school district, sharing the latest that they have, and included a link to the MN Dept of Health that has detailed information about the virus.
Update on Dollar General In Owatonna – Yes It Is Open
The Dollar General store is open now to the public. The Grand Opening is scheduled for this Saturday, February 29th, starting at 8 am.
Assistant Fire Marshall Warns Against Locking Those With Autism in Their Rooms
Don't do it. Don't install that lock. Look at other options, including a door alarm.
2020 “Peace Officer of the Year” Named by Steele County Exchange Club
On Friday, February 21, the Exchange Club of Steele County recognized their 2020 "Peace Officer of the Year" during their regular meeting that morning.
Albert Lea Responds to Story About Being in Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Minnesota
While the original story paints Albert Lea in a less than flattering light, they are aware that they have some things to work on, Mr. Gabrielatos is taking these numbers seriously, and is willing to put in the work to make Albert Lea better every year.
KFC Is Releasing a Donut and Chicken Sandwich Nationwide
I'm not quite sure how to take this. I mean, I like donuts, I like chicken, but, the two together??
Albert Lea Named One of Top 10 Worst Places to Live In Minnesota
Unfortunately, according to the gang at homesnacks, Albert Lea has joined the ranks with the likes of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as one of the top 10 worst places to live in Minnesota.
Road to Tomorrow, See What Bridge Could Look Like [WATCH]
I was digging around online, and found a video of what the proposed improvements could look like.