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Nora Eckert

Nora Eckert

Investigative Reporter

Nora Eckert has previously worked with NPR, The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. She’s reported on national investigations into jail suicides, how climate change disproportionately affects the urban poor, the spread of coronavirus in nursing homes and the race for artificial blood. She joined the Post Bulletin team in January 2021 as their investigative reporter.

Email: neckert@postbulletin.com

Matthew Tlougan faces charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree damage to property, according to Rochester Police Lt. Tom Faudskar.
Overdose deaths increased 38% in Minnesota from 2020 to 2021, and hit new highs across the nation.
The man purchased some items at the store about 7 a.m. on Dec. 17, and was walking on Valleyhigh Drive NW when three men approached him from behind and beat him until he was unconscious, according to Rochester Police Capt. Capt. Casey Moilanen.
About 1,900 customers were without power on Thursday, amounting to 85% of the city, said Capt. Jon Jacobson, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office emergency management director. Nine power lines were down in the city, causing “major infrastructure damage” at the main substation.
The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down Wednesday night in Minnesota -- one in Hartland in Freeborn County and the other in Lewiston in Winona County.They are the first tornadoes ever recorded in December in Minnesota. Wednesday night's severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc throughout southern and southeast Minnesota.
The converters were stolen between 11 a.m. Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
While federal vaccine mandates are under legal question, Benike Construction already opted for required vaccinations among their staff in order to fit clients' restrictions. It lost some veteran employees as a result.
The 71-year-old man was reportedly attempting to cut down a tree when it split and fell on him, fatally injuring him.
Keith Allen Butler, 38, faces felony charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle, careless driving, speeding and improper right turn at an intersection.
“There are special stories and special moments for every tree,” one said.