Heroes and villains take to the water

Heroes and villains take to the water

The Bayside Water Ski Show Team performed their first show of the season Thursday on Edgewater Bay. The first show was originally slated for June ... Read more

Featured Opinion

Editorial: Building lease a smart move

We have heard nothing but positive comments since city officials on Monday announced a lease agreement with West End Architectural Salvage out of Des Moines ... View

Latest News

City asks public to be safe when preparing for today’s parade

The yearly tradition of people putting chairs and blankets out along the parade route has brought some safety concerns. It is unlawful to put chairs ... Read more

Firefighters to participate in Fill the Boot campaign

Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local  No. 1041 in Albert Lea will participate in the annual Fill the Boot campaign for muscular ... Read more

Salvation Army to host open house

The Salvation Army is hosting an open house on Sunday at 302 Court St. in Albert Lea to welcome Maj. Louise Delano-Sharpe as the new ... Read more

Blood drive collects 45 pints

The blood drive that took place Thursday at Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea collected 45 pints of blood.  Free Red Cross hats were given to ... Read more

Larson returns from training

Local psychologist and leadership trainer David Larson recently returned from Sacramento after spending three days training 30 leaders of the state of California June 25 ... Read more

  1. Minn. officials warn of toxic algae after child sickened
  2. Authorities: Couple killed in motorcycle crash
  3. Dissolutions
  4. Motorcycle class attendance low
  5. Lion receives award for years of service
  6. Lions Club president passes the gavel
  7. Environmental group wants EPA intervention
  8. Sanders returns to Minn. with liberal rallying cry
  9. Court dispositions
  10. The Heart of the Artichoke owners to retire after 13 years
  11. Construction to begin next week on Broadway
  12. Feud reopens as Dayton hikes agency head pay
  13. Weekend Planner: Family of singers slated to perform at Crossroads
  14. Long wait ends across the state for medical marijuana patients as new law is in place
  15. Youth apprenticeship program recognizes both participating students and business mentors
  16. Man arrested for child neglect charges
  17. Minn. sues student loan company
  18. Man fatally shot at Coon Rapids bar
  19. Construction worker killed
  20. Albert Lea Community Theatre will perform “South Pacific” musical
  21. Man arrested after stabbing and other reports
  22. Official: Shots reported on Navy Yard campus
  23. Northwood to celebrate Fourth of July weekend
  24. Another solid month of hiring is expected for June


Learn how to waterski like the pros from the Bayside Ski Team

Learn how to waterski like the pros from the Bayside Ski Team

In 1994, Matt Levorson had his first taste of waterskiing. “I had a friend who waterskied on the (Bayside Ski Team), and I decided to ... Read more


2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next

LONDON — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court ... Read more

  1. Heroes and villains take to the water
  2. Scoreboard: July 3
  3. Second-place Minn. Twins beat AL Central-leading Royals

Cops, Courts & Fire

2nd alleged gun burglar pleads not guilty to charge

AUSTIN — The second of three alleged burglars who stole more than $100,000 in guns from a Pleasant Valley home pleaded not guilty Thursday in ... Read more

  1. Authorities: Couple killed in motorcycle crash
  2. Court dispositions
  3. Man arrested for child neglect charges

State & Regional

Student testing faces big cuts next school yr.

Student testing faces big cuts next school yr.

Minnesota students will see big changes in the number of statewide exams they take next school year after the Legislature chopped Minnesota’s testing budget in ... Read more

  1. Federal gov’t to step up avian flu monitoring
  2. 2nd alleged gun burglar pleads not guilty to charge
  3. No live bird shows at county fair this year

Special Section


Editorial: Remember why we celebrate

The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays to celebrate in Albert Lea. Read more

Columns & Opinions

Dealing with the disposal of a dead animal

“There’s a dead rabbit in the yard,” I sighed to my wife as I came in ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for saving life of loved one

On June 20, our world turned upside down. Roger and I had planted some lilies and did some other yard work. We finished up and ... Read more

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