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  • LaborDay

    For many, Labor Day means department store sales, a three-day weekend and a last blast of summer fun.  The holiday actually originated in New York in 1882 to honor the working class.This prompted a widespread …

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    02 Sep 13
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    02 Sep 13
  • FatalAccident

    A rural Sleepy Eye man was killed in a farm accident Thursday afternoon. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home of 77-year-old Donald George Richert in Prairieville Township northwest of Cobden at around …

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    31 Aug 13
  • SWAT

    An Albert Lea man is in custody after allegedly holding a person hostage in his home on Friday. A caller told police about a domestic dispute and said a man with a gun was holding …

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    31 Aug 13
  • Judge

    A Le Center man has been sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography videos. 47-year-old Harold Davenport admitted to knowingly receiving Internet videos showing minors engaged in sexually …

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    31 Aug 13
  • Driver

    A 20-year-old Andover man has been charged with felony theft in Brown County Court after allegedly stealing a car in New Ulm and driving it to the Twin Cities. Justin P. Ekberg had fled from …

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    31 Aug 13
  • BufordRogers

    A federal magistrate is recommending that a judge allow statements made by a Montevideo man be entered into evidence at his weapons trial. Lawyers for Buford “Bucky” Rogers had asked that his statements as well …

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    31 Aug 13
  • Drought

    Drought appears to be returning with a vengeance. The latest report shows half of Minnesota is now in drought, up from 10% last week. Parts of the Midwest will get some much-needed rain over the …

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    31 Aug 13