Al Strain

Bio

I am a reporter for the Owatonna People's Press covering cops, courts, the city beat, business, agriculture and features. I graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in May of 2012. While in college I majored in Communication Arts with an emphasis

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St. Charles, Minn.

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Les Abraham is set to retire at the end of next month after more than 35 years as a Steele County Special Deputy. (Al Strain/People’s Press)

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Crystal Valley Cooperative will soon begin test runs to make sure equipment at its brand new facility in Hope is ready for farmers to unload g…

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McKee

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OWATONNA — The Owatonna Police Department has announced that a level 3 predatory offender moved into the city earlier this week.

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With gas prices lower than at this time last year, more Americans are expected to take to the nation’s roads this weekend for the last holiday…

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Gas prices in Owatonna are more than 20 cents lower than this time last year, and more people are expected to hit the roads this weekend for L…

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Al Strain commented on ALDI set to open later this month

The store is along Hoffman Drive, west of Wal-Mart.

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Al Strain commented on Owatonna man sentenced in drug case

Teen Challenge, though originally intended for teens, has been expanded to offer programs to adults for all ages. Here is a link to their Minnesota website. http://www.mntc.org/programs-offered

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This is reporter Al Strain. I looked through the Minnesota Court's database and reviewed other cases that have been brought against Mr. Mata in the past. The 2004 conviction in Rice County listed in this article is the only criminal sexual conduct crime that appears in his criminal history. …

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SpecialEd, this is reporter Al Strain. The bid awarded to Morton was the only one received by the council. No other construction companies bid on the project. I was told that others picked up the bid packet, but Morton was the only one to submit a proposal for consideration by the council. A…

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Sir, according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the Honda Civic gets 27 miles per gallon city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. There are vehicles that use both CNG and gasoline. These vehicles include pickup trucks made by Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and GMC. For more information, her…

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Birdman, here is the link to the county's website where they list where the locations for rural drop off is. Hope this helps.
http://www.co.steele.mn.us/departments/environmental_services/addresses_of_rural_recycling_drop_off_sites.html