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Gun pulled on hotel clerks

1st day of school is pretty darn cool

1st day of school is pretty darn cool

The start of the school year brings new principals to two buildings, though they are familiar faces to Albert Lea Area Schools. Johanna Thomas is the ... Read more

Featured News

Minnesota student remains in coma after long fall

MILWAUKEE — A Minnesota State University student who fell from a Milwaukee parking ramp last month after a night of drinking remains in a coma, ... Read more

  1. Key moments give fuel to campaign themes
  2. Severe storms roll through Midwest
  3. Albert Lea man arrested in stabbing
  4. Parents concerned with bullying at Lake Mills school

Featured Opinion

What can be done to aid college students?

Last fall, I traveled throughout the state with the Senate Higher Education Committee to connect with young people at Minnesota’s colleges and universities. In every ... View

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State Fair on pace for record

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair has finished with an all-time attendance record within reach. Officials will weigh fairgoers’ tickets today to determine the ... Read more

Sioux Falls center attracts tourism dollars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The $117 million Denny Sanford Premier Center is bringing top-notch entertainers to Sioux Falls — and it’s also attracting tourism dollars. ... Read more

St. Paul leaders review arrest

ST. PAUL — Black community leaders have met with the St. Paul Police Department to discuss the January arrest and use of a stun gun ... Read more

Did suspect also rob bank?

BLAINE — Minnesota authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-lover last month may have robbed a bank in Blaine over the weekend. ... Read more

Minnesota offers free all-day kindergarten

ST. PAUL  — The state of Minnesota is providing free all-day kindergarten for the first time this school year. Most school districts are now offering ... Read more

  1. Football players cited for underage drinking
  2. 1 of world’s oldest snow monkeys to turn 31 at zoo
  3. Trucking company says lawsuit should be dismissed
  4. Man severely injured in early-morning hit-and-run
  5. Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash
  6. 32 teens escape from Tennessee detention center
  7. DWI arrest and other reports
  8. Welcoming a new manager
  9. Historic bankruptcy trial starting in Detroit
  10. US forces hit Islamic extremists in Somalia
  11. Risks of smoking pot before driving remain hazy
  12. Suburbs relax rules on keeping bees
  13. Gun pulled on hotel clerks
  14. Minnesota holding $606M in unclaimed assets
  15. 400 from across country come to learn about permaculture
  16. 4 injured in rear-end collision on wet road
  17. A colorful welcome
  18. 2.2M wind turbine at Veterans Affairs site idle
  19. Woman struck, killed by St. Paul light-rail train
  20. Iowa woman meets family that donated heart to her
  21. Police defend officers in stun-gun video
  22. Philippines says peacekeepers pull ‘greatest escape’ from Syrian rebels
  23. House, Senate panels warn of threat from Islamic State fighters in US
  24. US in ’50s secretly trained locals as ‘stay-behind’ agents

Feature

Albert Lea author writes historical novels about Germans from Russia

Albert Lea author writes historical novels about Germans from Russia

The story of Germans from Russia is not one often told, but one Albert Lean aims to change that with his historical novels. Milt Ost, who ... Read more


Sports

Twins avoid sweep against Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were counting on their best pitcher to pull the team out of its latest funk, and Phil Hughes delivered. Read more

  1. WNBA Finals berth on the line for Lynx
  2. Southern teams have advantage over Gophers with more rated prospects
  3. Scoreboard: Sept. 1

Cops, Courts & Fire

St. Paul leaders review arrest

ST. PAUL — Black community leaders have met with the St. Paul Police Department to discuss the January arrest and use of a stun gun ... Read more

  1. Did suspect also rob bank?
  2. Football players cited for underage drinking
  3. Trucking company says lawsuit should be dismissed

State & Regional

Minnesota student remains in coma after long fall

MILWAUKEE — A Minnesota State University student who fell from a Milwaukee parking ramp last month after a night of drinking remains in a coma, ... Read more

  1. Key moments give fuel to campaign themes
  2. State Fair on pace for record
  3. Sioux Falls center attracts tourism dollars

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Editorials

Right to bear arms is subject to common sense

A news item out of Arizona is an example that even a constitutional right carries a lot of responsibility. Read more

Columns & Opinions

Garrison Keillor brings out Minnesota culture

“Apparently Garrison Keillor walked past me today,” I told my wife when I got home from ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Squad cars risk lives beating train

On Saturday evening, Aug. 23, just before 10 p.m., my wife, daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren were passengers in our son Tom’s minivan as he ... Read more

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