Albert Lea wine bar owner who defied COVID orders arrested in Iowa

Lisa Hanson, owner of The Interchange.

The owner of a wine bar in Albert Lea that has remained open in defiance of Governor Tim Walz’s COVID-19 decrees has been arrested in Iowa.

Clear Lake, Iowa, police arrested Melissa “Lisa” Hanson at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and she was held in Cerro Gordo County Jail, Clear Lake PD told Bring Me The News. She was released hours later after posting bail, said JD Carlson, director of Albert Lea Public Safety.

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