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Solar lights taken and other reports

Solar lights were reported taken from a garden at 11:11 a.m. Monday at 1122 Belmont St. The theft occurred sometime over the weekend. 


Theft reported 

Police received a report of a theft at 4:35 a.m. Monday at 616 E. Main St. 


Juvenile cited for vape device

A juvenile was cited for possession of a vape device at 10:24 a.m. Monday at 2000 Tiger Lane. 


Window broken out

A window was reported broken out at 11:04 a.m. Monday at 726 Marshall St. 


Gas drive-off reported

A gas drive-off was reported at 12:30 p.m. Monday at 1820 Margaretha Ave. 


Shoplifter reported

A shoplifter was reported at 1:09 p.m. Monday at Walmart, 1550 Blake Ave.

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