Former Walmart to become Bomgaars

Former Walmart to become Bomgaars

After about 12 1/2 years of sitting vacant, the former Walmart building in western Albert Lea will finally have a new occupant. Read more

Featured News

Helping A.L. residents see

After moving away to attend college, an Alden native has returned to the area to work as an optometrist at Mayo Clinic Health System in ... Read more

  1. A.L. Students to make up 2 days
  2. Watershed board approves sales tax request
  3. Council to host public hearing for major road work on Park Avenue, other streets
  4. Trump, Sanders prevail in New Hampshire primary

Featured Opinion

There’s no app for in-person conversations

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Probably not unless it’s your ringtone. Most of you own a cellphone. Some of you, like me, still own ... View

Latest News

Marriages

Marriage licenses were issued by the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office to the following people:   January 2016 Tommy Lee Brewer to Brittany Jane Simpson, both ... Read more

Judge declines to dismiss St. Paul lawsuit

ST. PAUL  — A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit from a man arrested by police who used a stun gun against him ... Read more

Save the Monarchs group to meet

An organizational meeting is planned for a new group called Save the Monarchs of Freeborn County. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 ... Read more

New England digs out from latest storm

BOSTON — A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread ... Read more

Woman bitten by loose dog and other reports

Woman bitten by loose dog A woman was reported bitten by a dog at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at 117 Adams Ave. She reportedly suffered a ... Read more

  1. Scholarships available to agricultural students
  2. Fun in the snow
  3. Eagles Auxiliary welcomes new members
  4. Court Dispositions
  5. Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint decision
  6. Alden-Conger girls’ basketball coach learned from father
  7. City gives go-ahead for splash pad fundraising
  8. Residents, leaders speak out about sales tax renewal
  9. City staff recommend Brookside location for dog park
  10. Influenza season sees slow start across state of Minnesota
  11. Chamber of Commerce to host discussion panel
  12. 50-year-old Eagan woman sentenced in death of infant grandson
  13. 1 arrested for drunken driving and other reports
  14. Area native returns to volunteer at school
  15. Family annually celebrates Danish Christmas
  16. Man found dead after standoff
  17. DNR and MSU team up to study wild elk
  18. Trump, Sanders look to emerge from N.H. with wins
  19. Schools starting late on Tuesday
  20. Big fun at The Big Freeze
  21. Glenville man injured in snowmobile crash
  22. At ‘Prairie Home,’ Garrison Keillor successor stands on the edge of something exciting
  23. Walz enters election year with large financial lead
  24. Grandma’s Kitchen is Blue Zones-designated

Feature

Musical comedy from Minnesota brothers coming to Albert Lea

Musical comedy from Minnesota brothers coming to Albert Lea

An fun, humorous musical for both young and old is coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center later this week. Albert Lea Community Theatre ... Read more


Sports

  1. Lake Mills wrestling headed to state for 1st time in 16 years
  2. Klingberg gives Stars win over Wild in OT
  3. Scoreboard: Feb. 9

Cops, Courts & Fire

Judge declines to dismiss St. Paul lawsuit

ST. PAUL  — A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit from a man arrested by police who used a stun gun against him ... Read more

  1. Woman bitten by loose dog and other reports
  2. Court Dispositions
  3. 50-year-old Eagan woman sentenced in death of infant grandson

State & Regional

Trump, Sanders prevail in New Hampshire primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders routed their rivals in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, avenging their Iowa losses to keep the mad ... Read more

  1. Judge declines to dismiss St. Paul lawsuit
  2. New England digs out from latest storm
  3. Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint decision

Special Section

Editorials

Editorial: Blow to city is beyond the loss of buildings

Main Street. The heart of a town. Doesn’t matter what the actual name of the main thoroughfare is in a place, everyone knows what you ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

There’s no app for in-person conversations

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Probably not unless it’s your ringtone. Most of you own ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Officials need to take serious look at area’s future

I have just received an email outlining how Albert Lea compares with other cities in southern Minnesota. It was no surprise that Albert Lea has ... Read more

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