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Copper stolen from wind site and other reports

Copper was reported stolen from a wind energy farm site at 4:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 830th Avenue and 120th Street in Glenville. 


Damage reported

Deputies received a report at 6:16 p.m. Monday of a vehicle that had gone into a ditch and damaged a fence and WCTA box off of 19th Street. The incident reportedly occurred between 5 and 5:30 p.m. 


Thefts reported

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 11:26 a.m. Monday of a rental check that was stolen from a mailbox at 17684 710th Ave. and cashed in Algona, Iowa.

A catalytic converter was reported stolen off a 2004 Ford pickup at 12:05 p.m. Monday at 251 E. Main St. in Glenville. The theft reportedly occurred sometime between June and the night prior. 

A mailbox was reported stolen at 7:27 p.m. Monday at 20674 780th Ave. The theft occurred sometime between 4:40 and 7:15 p.m. that day.


Shed broken into

A shed was reported broken into at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday at 115 N. Washington Ave. A lock was missing and gasoline was taken. 


1 arrested on warrant

Police arrested Higenio Conception Madrigal, 56, on a Mower County warrant at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday at 800 S. Fourth Ave. 


Male rummaging through vehicle

Police received a report at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday of a male going through a vehicle at 1204 Plainview Lane. The reporting party was missina a camouflage hat, safety glasses and $3 in change. 


Unemployment fraud reported

Police received a report at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday that someone was using a person’s Social Security number for unemployment.

Cops, Courts & Fires

Freeborn County experiencing 911 technical issues

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man flown to Rochester with injuries; 1 arrested for assault


Pandemic shows value of remote work for disabled employees


Buyer emerges for Minnesota’s never-used backup morgue

Alden-Conger Knights

Gallery: Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons hosts United South Central in Saturday afternoon game

Cops, Courts & Fires

Man arrested after chase and other reports

Cops, Courts & Fires

2 injured in separate crashes in Freeborn County


Walz proposes drought relief for farmers


New group for those with memory concerns and their care partners to kick off Monday


Restoring the landmark Itasca Rock Garden

Construction Updates

Construction update: The latest on area road projects

Albert Lea Tigers

Offense struggles as KoMets beat Tigers on Homecoming


4th year of dredging complete; district looks to secure funds for rest

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court Dispositions: Sept. 1-6, 2021

Arts & Culture

Big Island Rendezvous print now available


Hawthorne Star Class: Meeting students where they’re at


Woman attends National Council of Catholic Women convention


Eagles Auxiliary scholarship given


Administrator’s Corner: Online academy offers opportunities


High school Standout Students


Albert Lea Homecoming king and queen crowned


Visiting the sunflower fields


St. John’s wins Homecoming window decorating contest

Health Updates

2 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Freeborn County