Area residents gear up for start of the Freeborn County Fair

Area residents gear up for start of the Freeborn County Fair

The Freeborn County Fair begins today and is an important event in Freeborn County, according to a local leader. Read more

Featured Opinion

Get out this week and check out the fair

I didn’t grow up in Albert Lea, but after living here for nine years, it has become a tradition of sorts to attend the Freeborn ... View

Latest News

Sons of Norway meeting planned

Sons of Norway will meet at 6 p.m. Aug, 12 at the Freeborn County Historical Museum. The meeting will begin with a potluck supper. Those ... Read more

26 pints of blood collected

According to a press release, 26 pints of blood were collected on Friday’s blood drive at Bridge Community Church.  A four-gallon pin was awarded to ... Read more

Man arrested after stealing MnDOT truck

HASTINGS — An Inver Grove Heights man is under arrest after stealing a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck from a construction site and leading police ... Read more

Janesville man mistaken for lion hunter is harassed

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Wisconsin dentist with a name similar to the Minnesota man in hiding after killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe said he’s ... Read more

Hundreds of clergy abuse claims filed in Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS  — Hundreds of claims have been filed alleging clergy abuse as the court deadline comes to a close in the Archdiocese of St. Paul ... Read more

  1. Man fatally shot at public housing complex
  2. U.S. airlines ban shipment of hunting ‘trophies’
  3. Obama’s climate plan shifts to courts, states
  4. Vehicle theft reported and other reports
  5. Man pleads guilty to killing 10-year-old son
  6. ‘Dark day’ for Mille Lacs walleye stirs anger
  7. Minn. basketball players accused of assault spree
  8. Bush unveils border security and immigration reform plan
  9. Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges
  10. Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement
  11. Motorcyclist injured on I-90
  12. A month in, medical marijuana yielding mixed results
  13. State to close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing
  14. Residents dealing with local construction
  15. Blood donation opportunities available
  16. Mom charged for driving away with daughter clinging to car
  17. Dakota County begins DNA collection
  18. Authorities crack down on cliff jumpers
  19. Motorcyclist dies in collision with cow
  20. Minnesota law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits
  21. Motorcyclist flees on foot after pursuit and other reports
  22. Skorin attends 2015 American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates meeting
  23. 2nd American accused of illegally hunting lion
  24. Sailing the shore of Superior

Feature

Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music coming to Albert Lea

Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music coming to Albert Lea

Concert-goers will learn history by song when attending the Traveling Museum of Music by Bob and Sheila Everhart on Tuesday at the Marion Ross Performing ... Read more


Sports

  1. Vikings coach Zimmer to miss practice
  2. Twins pitcher gets passport delivered
  3. Former Apple Valley wrestler scheduled for trial

Cops, Courts & Fire

Man arrested after stealing MnDOT truck

HASTINGS — An Inver Grove Heights man is under arrest after stealing a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck from a construction site and leading police ... Read more

  1. Janesville man mistaken for lion hunter is harassed
  2. Hundreds of clergy abuse claims filed in Twin Cities
  3. Man fatally shot at public housing complex

State & Regional

Minn. minimum wage increases to $9 an hour

On Saturday, over 288,000 workers earned a $1 raise or more to meet the state’s new $9 minimum wage. Minnesota has completed its second minimum ... Read more

  1. Vendor takes $1M pay cut in settlement over Minnesota spring student testing glitches
  2. Man arrested after stealing MnDOT truck
  3. Janesville man mistaken for lion hunter is harassed

Special Section

Editorials

Editorial: Splash pad would be an attraction

Since Albert Lea’s last Wind Down Wednesday in July, we have heard many comments about the idea of implementing a splash pad on North Broadway, ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Get out this week and check out the fair

I didn’t grow up in Albert Lea, but after living here for nine years, it has ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

It’s a danger zone with drivers

Until recently, I didn’t realize that the exercise plan, as part of the Blue Zones Project, included jumping out of the way of drivers careening ... Read more

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