Pine Island News


08/24/2018 12:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Our View: Pine Island needed to engage public on ICE proposal 

The Freeborn County Detention Center in Albert Lea is a contract detention facility for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and there are other facilities that hold immigration-related detainees in Minnesota. ICE is considering plans to build a detention center in Minnesota that could house more than 600 detainees.


08/22/2018 01:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine Island gives ICE facility cold shoulder 

The Pine Island City Council on Tuesday backed away from their earlier support for being considered as a potential site for an ICE detention center. The reversal came after widespread public outcry following a council resolution passed in June.


08/12/2018 03:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine Island veteran memorialized 

PINE ISLAND, Minn.- A local Pine Island man who served in world war II is finally being honored. The bugle playing veterans gave fellow solider Wayne Spriestersbach the honor he deserves.


08/10/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine Island schools enhances bus driver hiring procedures 

The district has adopted a new policy for hiring and monitoring its bus drivers after the director of transportation, who was also a driver, was found to be legally intoxicated while driving students last April. On April 10, then-district transportation director Beau Jason Twaddle failed a series of blood-alcohol breath tests after driving a school bus with 58 students on it.


08/06/2018 04:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Biermann House plans inch forward 

Plans to turn a county-owned historic house over to a private developer are moving forward two months after a split Olmsted County board granted 60 days to approve an agreement. Tom Canan, senior assistant Olmsted County attorney, said a short-term agreement has been reached with developer Joe Powers to allow access to the historic Biermann House property to stabilize the house at 3730 Mayowood Road SW.