Ad Spot

2 arrested for DWI and other reports

Deputies arrested Kari Lynn Hall, 30, for driving while intoxicated at 10:59 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Freeborn County Road 35 and 740th Avenue. 

Police arrested Levi Colton West, 24, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated, fifth-degree possession of cocaine and possession of 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop at 1:17 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of East Main Street and South Newton Avenue. 


1 arrested for meth possession

Deputies arrested Madison Drew Kersey, 22, for gross misdemeanor possession of meth, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and speed after a traffic stop at 2:53 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of East Main Street and Happy Trails Lane. 


1 injured in crash

Michael Patrick Doyle, 53, of Albert Lea, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea Saturday afternoon after two vehicles collided at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Levison Street. 

According to police, Doyle was driving a 2019 Chevy Silverado southbound on Garfield at 3:01 p.m., when a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Robert Leal, 45, of Albert Lea turned in front of the vehicle and the vehicles collided. 


Pedestrian injured in crash

Vanessa Seath, 39, of Albert Lea was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for a possible injury Sunday night after she was reportedly struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Front Street and Washington Avenue. 

Celeste Guevara, 24, of Clarks Grove was reportedly stopped on Washington Avenue in a 2016 Nissan Sentra facing south when she began to turn east and didn’t see Seath, a pedestrian, who was crossing Front Street from south to north. 

No citations were given. 


Gas drive-off reported

A gas drive-off was reported at 7:13 a.m. Saturday at 309 E. Main St., Clarks Grove. 


Mailboxes damaged

Deputies received a report at 10:59 p.m. Saturday of a vehicle that damaged three mail boxes on Second Avenue Northwest in Glenville. 


Thefts reported

A shoplifter was reported at 3:02 p.m. Friday at Walmart, 1550 Blake Ave. 

A Red Wing shoe sign was reported stolen off of a building at 4:41 p.m. Friday at 310 Main Court. The theft reportedly occurred sometime between June 21 and the date of the report. 


Break-ins reported

Police received a report at 10:31 a.m. of a house that was reported broken into at 515 Triangle Drive and numerous items were missing. 

Police received a report at 8:29 p.m. Sunday of a break-in at 301 E. College St. 


Vehicle rummaged through

Police received a report at 6:41 a.m. Saturday of a man who reportedly urinated on a house and then went through a vehicle at 320 E. William St. 


Hit-and-run crashes reported 

A hit-and-run crash was reported at 10:03 p.m. Saturday at 410 W. William St.


Freeborn County under severe thunderstorm warning

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: More than 800 new cases reported in state


Special session renews hopes for those seeking state money


Bruss-Heitner to build in new Wells Business Park

Featured News

An outdoor concert

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court Dispositions: July 7-9, 2020


Grazing resources available for livestock farmers


Reporting fish die-offs helps DNR

Health Updates

State opens long-term care to visits from outside ‘essential caregivers’ after COVID-19 restrictions

Albert Lea Tigers

Tigers get back on the field

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Area counties see increased cases


Guard mobilized quickly, adjusted on fly for Floyd unrest

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man arrested for domestic assault and other reports

Cops, Courts & Fires

Medical experts: Floyd’s speech didn’t mean he could breathe


Local small business COVID-19 relief fund grows

Elections & Campaigns

Hagedorn visits Austin during district tour

Cops, Courts & Fires

Judge imposes gag order on attorneys in George Floyd case


State survey: Majority would feel comfortable sending students back to school in fall

Cops, Courts & Fires

Items stolen and other reports


Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Freeborn County’s cumulative case total passes 300


Authorities: 1 dead after tornadoes hit western Minnesota


Minnesota health officials warn against ‘COVID parties’


County board votes to allow use of fairgrounds for 4-H livestock shows