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.
Owatonnans Went ‘Cruising Main’ Friday Night
According to my social media feed last night, before the Stay at Home Executive Order from Gov. Walz was set to go into effect, people were cruising main. And, were they ever!
Minnesota Public Defender Wants Jail Inmates Released Due to COVID-19
The State of Minnesota's Public Defender's Office has been pushing for the release of jail inmates throughout the State, in order to protect them from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Minnesota Special Olympics Suspends Activities Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Minnesota Special Olympics will be keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation and will update their website and Social Media pages as necessary about any upcoming events.
Are You Willing to #LockTheClock? If So, You Aren’t Alone
In a nutshell here, we move the clocks, then lock them, and stop with the Springing Ahead/Falling Behind
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…
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.
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.
Do You Know The Real Story of Valentine’s Day?
From rather dark beginnings to Chaucer and the way we celebrate Valentine's Day in this present day, there's more than meets the eye