Ad Spot

Martinez the likely DFL candidate to face Bennett

Thomas Martinez of Hayward had a clear lead in Tuesday’s primary for the DFL seat to challenge incumbent ... Read more | Add your comment

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in 4 area counties; double-digit deaths statewide

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault, Freeborn, Steele and Waseca counties, according to the daily update by the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn ... Read more | Add your comment

Elections & Campaigns

Lee and Herman lead primary results for county District 5

Incumbent Freeborn County Commissioner Mike Lee and challenger Ted Herman led the primary election for the 5th District Tuesday night, according to unofficial results for ... Read more | Add your comment

Cops, Courts & Fires

New DEA reports significant increase in counterfeit pills in Minnesota (posted )

Cops, Courts & Fires

New 2 cited after report of fight and other reports (posted )

Elections & Campaigns

Omar tested in Minnesota; Smith, Lewis win Senate primaries (posted )

Elections & Campaigns

Unofficial Freeborn County primary election results (posted )

Featured News

5 things to do this week (posted )

Elections & Campaigns

Hagedorn meets with business leaders, law enforcement officers in Albert Lea (posted )

Editorials

Editorial: Put disposable masks in proper place after use (posted )

Columnists

Sarah Stultz: Albert Lea is resilient — just hang in there (posted )

Columnists

Al Batt: A swagger isn’t far from a walk with a limp in reality (posted )

Columnists

Ask a Trooper: Follow safety precautions with trailers (posted )

Columnists

My Point of View: Bennett not serving district with votes on bonding bill (posted )

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Legislation did not go far enough (posted )