Train Derailment In Albert Lea Spilled 40,000 Gallons Of Hydrochloric Acid, Freeborn County Officials SayOfficials in Freeborn County say about 40,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled when 28 cars on a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed in Albert Lea over the weekend.
Vehicle Chase After Woman Was Taken From A Home Against Her Will Leads To Rollover Crash In Central MNThe suspect had two domestic abuse no contact orders, in Anoka County and Freeborn County, that prohibited him from having contact with the woman he took.
Girl, 16, Killed After Semi, Car Collide On Snowy Roads In Southern MinnesotaAt least one person was killed Monday afternoon when a tractor and a car collided in southern Minnesota.
'We'll Keep Fighting': Freeborn County Landowners Call On State To Stop Wind ProjectThe Freeborn Wind Project by Chicago-based Invenergy calls for 42 turbines set up throughout four townships.
Gov. Walz Declares State Of Emergency In Freeborn, Steele CountiesMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency Saturday night in Freeborn and Steele counties to assist stranded motorists.
Police: Fleeing Driver Reached Speeds OF 115 MPH In Freeborn Co. PursuitA 30-year-old man is in jail after allegedly fleeing police – reaching speeds up to 115 MPH – before being apprehended early Friday morning.
Xcel Announces Wind Farm Project That Would Power 400,000 HomesXcel Energy announced Tuesday that it’s planning to build four wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota as part of a project that would bring renewable energy to nearly 400,000 homes.
Brownsdale Man Charged With Murder In State Park ShootingAuthorities have charged a Brownsdale man with murder in a fatal shooting at a state park Tuesday night.
Police Hope Ring Will Help Identify Remains Found Near Albert LeaAuthorities hope pictures of a ring may help solve the mystery of a man's identity. A 10-carat gold ring with a large red stone was found with human remains near Albert Lea on Monday. It was described as resembling a class ring.
Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Albert LeaInvestigators are trying to identify human remains found off the shoulder of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. A landowner in Freeborn County called 911 Monday to report the discovery. The remains were found near a fence along the south side of I-90 near Highway 13.
Woman With .45 BAC Found Parked In State Trooper's Driveway During HolidaysA Freeborn county woman with a .45 blood alcohol concentration was found passed out in her car with the engine running. Apprehending the woman required little exertion: She had parked in a Minnesota state trooper's home driveway.
Obama Declares Disaster In Flooded Minn. Counties President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state's 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
State Patrol: 1 Killed In Freeborn County Head-On CrashA 20-year-old South Dakota man was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6 p.m. On I-35 near mile marker 18 in Freeborn County.
Dozens Of Antique Cars Destroyed In Warehouse FiresDozens of antique cars have been destroyed in a large fire in Hollandale. According to the chief deputy of Freeborn County, fire broke out Monday afternoon in a warehouse in Hollandale, in the southeastern part of the state. Two warehouses were destroyed. One of them held 30 to 40 antique cars. There wasn't enough water in the village system to battle the fire, so fire crews had to truck in water from nearby communities.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 CountiesGov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.