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3 A.L. businesses named as Best Places to Work

Three Albert Lea businesses were named among the 2016 Best Places to Work in southeastern Minnesota this week in a commissioned study by Workforce Development ... Read more

  1. Designing for a superstar
  2. Workforce housing funding could help solve worker issues
  3. 2 plead not guilty to cocaine charge
  4. Governor pushes spending plan for roads

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To development in Wells.  It has been an exciting couple of weeks in Wells with two major announcements.  A little over a week ago, Wisconsin-based ... View

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Mayo Clinic Health System to offer free sports physicals

Mayo Clinic Health System will offer free sports qualifying physicals to area school athletes grades sixth through 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 26 ... Read more

2016 Do Good recipients announced by The Marketing Plant

The Marketing Plant recently announced the Albert Lea Farmers Market and the AZ-One organization have been selected as its 2016 Do Good recipients. The Do ... Read more

Albert Lea becomes GreenStep City

On Monday, the City Council submitted a resolution to become a GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program that ... Read more

Man announces 2nd run for 27B seat

Man announces 2nd run for 27B seat

AUSTIN — Dennis Schminke held and then watched one of his reasons for seeking state office — his grandson — toddle around Piggy Blue BBQ ... Read more

  1. Mental health support group offered in Albert Lea
  2. Bald eagle rescued by Minn. trooper returned to wild
  3. Minnesota science museum creating space research kits
  4. Twins games at Target Field to be staffed by local workers
  5. 33rd Habitat for Humanity home finished in Mower Co.
  6. Former deputy sues, alleging he was forced to resign
  7. Sweeping cuts to drug sentences
  8. Fargo man charged in federal court
  9. Ex-con makes another White House run
  10. Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in Texas flooding
  11. Cooking show comedy is community theater’s next production
  12. Wells, Faribault officials break ground for new business park
  13. Not guilty plea in church theft
  14. Calif. man sentenced to 3 1/2 yrs. for meth found on interstate
  15. Senate passes $85M in broadband investment
  16. Minnesota’s final budget pieces set stage for negotiation
  17. Loyalty Days Celebration planned
  18. New Mayo Clinic book guides women through menopause
  19. A.L. retired educators to gather
  20. Outstanding Minnesota FFA alumni recognized
  21. 1 arrested for drunken driving and other reports
  22. Court Dispositions
  23. Fundraiser benefits splash pad
  24. Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Calif.

Feature

Cooking show comedy is community theater’s next production

Cooking show comedy is community theater’s next production

A comedy featuring two middle-aged cable-access cooking show hostesses will come to the stage this week as part of Albert Lea Community Theatre’s newest production. Read more


Sports

Sports Memories: May 1

50 years ago: 1966 In their opening baseball game in the Gopher Conference, Ellendale High School defeated Medford 7-2 behind a home run and two-hit ... Read more

  1. Glenville-Emmons wins first game of season
  2. Hughes roughed up early, Twins fall to Detroit
  3. Vikings draft Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in 2nd round

Cops, Courts & Fire

Workforce housing funding could help solve worker issues

Local leadervs view a workforce housing tax credit bill proposed by a local senator as a key piece to solving the area’s workforce shortage. Greater ... Read more

  1. 2 plead not guilty to cocaine charge
  2. Former deputy sues, alleging he was forced to resign
  3. Sweeping cuts to drug sentences

State & Regional

Designing for a superstar

Designing for a superstar

When word spread that music sensation Prince died April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, it hit especially close to home for one ... Read more

  1. Workforce housing funding could help solve worker issues
  2. Man announces 2nd run for 27B seat
  3. 2 plead not guilty to cocaine charge

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To development in Wells.  It has been an exciting couple of weeks in Wells with two major announcements.  A little over a week ago, Wisconsin-based ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Bonding bill makes needed investments

Last week, I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Gov. Dayton. Read more

Letters to the Editor

U.S. should rethink policies

Since World War II, Europe has welcomed tens of millions of Muslims from Africa and the Middle East, who replaced the murdered Jews of Europe. ... Read more

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