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9 more people file for area positions

Nine additional people filed for positions on the Albert Lea City Council, Freeborn County Board of Commissioners and District 27A representative seat as of Tuesday ... Read more

8 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

County commissioners approve plans to reopen county buildings

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to reopen county buildings to the public under limited hours starting Monday. The plan ... Read more

9 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Museum collecting community’s COVID-19 pandemic stories, items

While many are working to handle the COVID-19 pandemic right now, the Freeborn County Historical Museum is working on how to handle it in the ... Read more

9 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

Shoplifter reported and other reports

Items reported stolen License plates were reported stolen off of a vehicle at 5:21 p.m. Monday near the intersection of East Third Street and James ... Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Reports.

This Week in History: Albert Lea senior named to All-State baseball team

June 3, 1990: Tigers senior first basemen Pete Christian was named to the 10-member 1990 Minnesota baseball academic All-State team. Christian was selected to the ... Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: May 21-June 1, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   May 21 Matthew David Block, 37, 930 S. Broadway Ave. Apartment 4, Albert Lea. Count 1: 3rd degree burglary (felony). ... Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Dissolutions: May 2020

The following dissolutions were granted in Freeborn County in May 2020: Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Reports.

‘We are one race’

Rally held in honor of George Floyd asks for justice, change Read more

9 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Online workshop for managing chronic pain gets scheduled

The Active Aging Programs of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, is now offering a Living Well with Chronic Pain workshop series online. Living Well with ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

Prosecutors delay case against man who drove into I-35 crowd

MINNEAPOLIS — The case against a man who drove his semitrailer into a crowd of protesters on a closed Minneapolis freeway has been delayed pending ... Read more

9 hours ago by Associated Press.

Sons of Norway cancels events

Sons of Norway Normanna Lodge has canceled its picnic scheduled for June 10, according to a press release.  All events are canceled until further notice, ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

Minnesota files a civil rights charge vs. police in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd who died ... Read more

12 hours ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea school board gets tour of new athletic facilities

Members of the Albert Lea school board got their first look at the new athletic facilities during their meeting Monday night. Read more

15 hours ago by Tyler Julson.

Number of patients hospitalized statewide decreases; new cases continue to be reported locally

A smaller rise in new lab-confirmed in COVID-19 cases was reported statewide Tuesday, though new cases are still being reported in area counties, according to ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota prosecutors still working on Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s attorney general says prosecutors are working as fast as they can to determine whether more charges will be filed against officers involved ... Read more

19 hours ago by Associated Press.

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