Elephants entertain at fair

Elephants entertain at fair

They’re family. That’s what Cora and Shannon, two elephants, are to Bill and Cindy Morris. Read more

Featured News

In today’s edition: 30 Under 40

Dana Smerud Age: 30 Family: Husband, Jon; children Taylor, Rylan and Marley City: Hayward Livelihood: mother, wife, volunteer, student and business owner at Shear Edge ... Read more

  1. Marin files for school board
  2. Lieutenant governor candidate touts newness
  3. Ventura passage to be cut from book
  4. Pasley sets a high bar at Grandstand

Featured Opinion

Editorial: Visit the county fair this week

It’s one of the best times to live in or near Albert Lea. It’s Freeborn County Fair time. We are proud of our county fair, ... View

Latest News

Campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way

Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, according to the Minnesota Department ... Read more

MnDOT mows roadsides for safety, environmental reasons

Mowing the state highway rights of way is in full swing after the wet spring delayed Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance workers from starting the ... Read more

Mower health and human services director resigns

After more than five years, the head of Mower County’s largest department is stepping down. The county board accepted Mower County Health and Human Services ... Read more

Minnesota officials consider high speed rail

ROCHESTER — Minnesota officials are holding public meetings on a proposed high-speed train linking Rochester to the Twin Cities. Transportation planners from state and federal ... Read more

Robbery suspect arrested in Georgia

ROSEVILLE — Minnesota officials say a man accused of robbing a Ramsey County pawnshop at gunpoint is in custody in Georgia. Roseville Police Lt. Lorne ... Read more

  1. Man arrested for DWI after crash and other reports
  2. Thrivent supports local fundraisers
  3. Fargo hospital apologizes for patient info breach
  4. Senators face taunts in partisan gridlock
  5. Americans cool to border-crossing Latino children
  6. Mississippi to decide whether to keep sole abortion clinic
  7. Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
  8. Who is ready for school?
  9. Deputy explains complaint
  10. Judge tosses most charges in foiled plot
  11. Council policy to reduce taxes for medical, financial firms
  12. Independence Party candidate calls for change in Senate
  13. Residential sprinkler mandate takes effect in January
  14. Class of ’94 plans reunion
  15. No verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura case
  16. Suit filed ahead of home care workers vote
  17. General Mills joins climate action coalition
  18. Liberians in Minnesota worry about Ebola outbreak
  19. Assault, drug possession arrests and other reports
  20. Investing in young farmers
  21. Police stunned man 15 times
  22. 2 injured in collision with deer on I-90
  23. Entenza complaint against state auditor dismissed
  24. Ridin’ the wind

Feature

Eric Paslay brings ‘Friday Night’ on a Tuesday night

Eric Paslay brings ‘Friday Night’ on a Tuesday night

With the goal of writing and singing his own music, Texas native Eric Paslay moved to Nashville over a decade ago. Now he’s signed with EMI ... Read more


Sports

Golfers compete in Mrs. Gerry’s Junior Tournament

Golfers compete in Mrs. Gerry’s Junior Tournament

Wedgewood Cove Golf Club hosted the Mrs. Gerry’s Junior Golf Tournament on July 22. Boys competed in three divisions and girls had two divisions. Read more

  1. Twins sign pitcher that took time off to work at father’s excavating business
  2. Wild re-sign wing to 2-year contract
  3. Twins clobber Royals’ pitcher

Cops, Courts & Fire

Ventura passage to be cut from book

MINNEAPOLIS — Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from best-seller “American Sniper” that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against book ... Read more

  1. Robbery suspect arrested in Georgia
  2. Man arrested for DWI after crash and other reports
  3. Senators face taunts in partisan gridlock

State & Regional

Campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way

Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, according to the Minnesota Department ... Read more

  1. MnDOT mows roadsides for safety, environmental reasons
  2. Ventura passage to be cut from book
  3. Minnesota officials consider high speed rail

Special Section

Editorials

Editorial: Visit the county fair this week

It’s one of the best times to live in or near Albert Lea. It’s Freeborn County Fair time. We are proud of our county fair, ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Fare thee well, fair Freeborn County Fair

The radio played “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, “Under the Boardwalk” ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Strangers rescue fallen bike rider

One kind word or deed can change someone’s entire day! I went for a bike ride Sunday up Bridge Avenue to the Danish statue and ... Read more

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