Honoring veterans in a nationwide tour

Honoring veterans in a nationwide tour

Motorcyclists escort U.S. flag to A.L. in 100-day journey Read more

Featured News

District looks at higher taxes for maintenance

Taxes may rise in the next few years within the Albert Lea Area School District to help fund maintenance projects, according to Mike Funk, Albert ... Read more

  1. State IDs schools making progress in learning imbalance
  2. Black Lives Matter rallies outside of Dayton home
  3. Economic doldrums ahead for Midwest states
  4. 2 Austin robberies have similarities

Featured Opinion

Editorial: Area football is on an upswing

Losing streaks from high school football teams in Freeborn County are ending.  The low point was in 2013, when Albert Lea, Glenville-Emmons and Alden-Conger went ... View

Latest News

Child psychiatric hospital opens

BROOKLYN PARK — A 50-bed child psychiatric hospital has opened in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park, replacing a 20-bed facility opened four years ... Read more

Officer’s 535 stops outpaces rest of department

LINO LAKES — An officer in Anoka County has made more traffic stops than the rest of his 25-officer department combined during a period of ... Read more

PolyMet mine water might reach BWCA

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal and state regulators have conceded the possibility that some potentially polluted water from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine could flow toward the ... Read more

More details released about fatal stadium roof fall

MINNEAPOLIS — A report said the death of a construction worker atop the new Minnesota Vikings stadium last week happened after he slid down a ... Read more

Rochester man arrested in fatal shooting at mobile home park

ROCHESTER — A 19-year-old Rochester man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home park that killed one man and injured two others. ... Read more

  1. 7 accused of planning to join Islamic State charged
  2. Lawmakers press Dayton to hit pause on UCare
  3. Body found in debris of exploded home in northern Minnesota
  4. St. Paul man wins 2nd big Minnesota Lottery prize
  5. Target lays off 235 in Twin Cities tech operations
  6. 1 arrested for DWI and other reports
  7. St. Theodore’s celebrates
  8. ‘A heaven or hell decision’ for clerk in gay marriage battle
  9. Obama to glimpse life in rural Alaska
  10. Investigators scour northern Illinois for 3 suspects wanted in officer’s death
  11. District purchases Chromebooks for teachers
  12. Former pastor now executive director for global ministry
  13. Casey’s opening in Ellendale near I-35 slated for October
  14. ‘Pigs in a blanket’ chant at state fair riles police
  15. Scientists trying to reduce carp in Minn. lakes
  16. Murder charge added as beaten toddler taken off life support
  17. ALHS auditorium to host Top 20 Training
  18. Soup and dessert supper planned
  19. Hospice program to host luncheon
  20. Police identify man, 22, killed in Rochester shooting
  21. Man pleads guilty to stalking Twin Cities DJ
  22. Women arrested for DWI and other reports
  23. Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine
  24. Motorcycle fatalities reach 47, exceeding last year’s total

Feature

Internationally known sumi-e brush painter to display art in Albert Lea

Internationally known sumi-e brush painter to display art in Albert Lea

A world-class art show will soon come to downtown Albert Lea. Dee Teller, of Faribault, will show her sumi-e brush scroll and fan paintings at ... Read more


Sports

Albert Lea cross country team competes at Austin

Albert Lea cross country team competes at Austin

See results from Albert Lea’s top five runners in the Scoreboard: Sept. 1 post. Read more

  1. Sano’s homer propels Twins past White Sox
  2. Bulldogs stay perfect
  3. Late goal in OT lifts Tigers

Cops, Courts & Fire

Officer’s 535 stops outpaces rest of department

LINO LAKES — An officer in Anoka County has made more traffic stops than the rest of his 25-officer department combined during a period of ... Read more

  1. More details released about fatal stadium roof fall
  2. Rochester man arrested in fatal shooting at mobile home park
  3. 7 accused of planning to join Islamic State charged

State & Regional

Honoring veterans in a nationwide tour

Honoring veterans in a nationwide tour

Motorcyclists escort U.S. flag to A.L. in 100-day journey Read more

  1. State IDs schools making progress in learning imbalance
  2. Black Lives Matter rallies outside of Dayton home
  3. Economic doldrums ahead for Midwest states

Special Section

Editorials

Editorial: Area football is on an upswing

Losing streaks from high school football teams in Freeborn County are ending.  The low point was in 2013, when Albert Lea, Glenville-Emmons and Alden-Conger went ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Simply take a leap and the net will appear

Change is good. Ask any baby. I was in my 40s when I decided to take a leap. ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

U of M impact reaches all of state

I had the pleasure of visiting Austin and Albert Lea last week, touring the University of Minnesota’s world-renowned Hormel Institute, meeting with Sen. Dan Sparks ... Read more

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