Dayton stumps for Savick in Albert Lea

Dayton stumps for Savick in Albert Lea

With less than two weeks to go until the general election, Gov. Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Paul Thissen on Wednesday praised District ... Read more

Featured News

Freeborn church to close

FREEBORN — After 141 years, Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ will be closing its doors. The Rev. Cherie Daniel leads Freeborn Congregational United Church of ... Read more

  1. House district candidates spar on spending
  2. Buettner coming back to Albert Lea
  3. Kindler describes how he enjoys job of sheriff
  4. St. Paul woman to help Ebola-stricken dad

Featured Opinion

Editorial: School should start after Labor Day

At this point, it’s becoming clear. Too much of the community opposes a plan to alter the school calendar to allow classes to begin in ... View

Latest News

Greenwood Club to host dinner

The annual Greenwood dinner will be Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until all attending have been ... Read more

Savick receives state award

District 27A Rep. Shannon Savick, DFL-Wells, on Friday received the Legislative Award from the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association at the association’s award banquet in ... Read more

Albert Lea Fire Department reminds residents of leaf burning ban

The Albert Lea Fire Department would like to remind Albert Lea residents that burning of leaves and yard waste is against city code. The weather ... Read more

Man arrested for DWI 2 times in 1 day and other reports

Juvenile arrested for throwing knife at stepfather Albert Lea police arrested a 15-year-old boy Tuesday night for allegedly throwing a 12-inch knife at his stepfather ... Read more

Church plans soup supper

Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a soup and dessert supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church, 404 Broadway in Hartland. Chili, ... Read more

  1. Info line open for Ebola questions
  2. Plea entered in DUI crash that killed boy
  3. Red Cross will host blood drive
  4. Bliss supports local food banks
  5. Iowa State Fair increases recycling
  6. Alliance Benefit Group honored for contributions to nonprofit iThirst Inc.
  7. Governor coming to Albert Lea
  8. Assistant coach for football, wrestling grew up competing
  9. Residents speak out on school calendar plan
  10. Wells police officer is on leave
  11. Austin hires administrator
  12. Board appoints Volz deputy superintendent
  13. Albert Lea High grad remembered fondly in adopted city
  14. I-90 rest area re-opens after construction
  15. First lady to rally voters in Minneapolis
  16. Temporary Highway 14 bridge to be installed
  17. Deer harvest expected to be lowest in decades
  18. Trail meeting is set for Wednesday
  19. 2 cited for drug possession and other reports
  20. Salvation Army captain garners national attention
  21. McFadden completes his tour of 87 counties
  22. Dayton, Johnson differ over budget surplus
  23. Man arrested after false report of marathon bombs
  24. Beloved Austin doctor dies in bike accident

Feature

Taking a look at the history and evolution of Minnesota’s school calendar

Taking a look at the history and evolution of Minnesota’s school calendar

As the Albert Lea community debates a shift in its school calendar, looking at how the nine-month school year evolved shows the influence of two ... Read more


Sports

NRHEG falls to Maple River after 2-point conversion is stopped short

The NRHEG football team was inches away from advancing. However, Maple River escaped with a 21-20 overtime win over the Panthers Tuesday in the Section ... Read more

  1. USC is only area football team to advance
  2. Scoreboard: Oct. 21
  3. Tigers end season at Byron

Cops, Courts & Fire

Kindler describes how he enjoys job of sheriff

Experience. Education. A love for the job. That’s what incumbent Freeborn County Sheriff Bob Kindler said makes him a good candidate for re-election. Kindler, 55, ... Read more

  1. Albert Lea Fire Department reminds residents of leaf burning ban
  2. Man arrested for DWI 2 times in 1 day and other reports
  3. Plea entered in DUI crash that killed boy

State & Regional

St. Paul woman to help Ebola-stricken dad

ST. PAUL  — A St. Paul public school staffer said this week she plans to travel to Sierra Leone to help her father, who is ... Read more

  1. Info line open for Ebola questions
  2. Plea entered in DUI crash that killed boy
  3. I-90 rest area re-opens after construction

Special Section

Editorials

Editorial: School should start after Labor Day

At this point, it’s becoming clear. Too much of the community opposes a plan to alter the school calendar to allow classes to begin in ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

May all your tricks be treats this Halloween

We soaped a few windows. My buddies and I needed to be mischief-makers. It was Halloween. Tradition ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Blue Zones? Yet kill Parks Dept.?

The city of Albert Lea advertises the city as “The Land Between the Lakes.” A lot of that land is covered by the 40-plus parks ... Read more

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