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Minnesota court weighs murder charge in ex-officer’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS — An appeals court considering whether to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd reacted ... Read more

38 mins ago by Associated Press.

Study shows that Minnesota deer were exposed to insecticides

MINNEAPOLIS — A preliminary study shows that deer throughout Minnesota have been exposed to a certain class of insecticides, the state Department of Natural Resources ... Read more

2 hours ago by Associated Press.

Look-alikes enjoy reactions they get often all over town

Two years ago was the first time Andrew Schwarz became aware of Lance Skov. Read more

2 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Building on relationships in the community

The United Way of Freeborn County is hoping to expand the good it can do in the community through two new positions focused on strengthening ... Read more

3 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Meals on the Go adapts for pandemic

The time is still rewarding, but it’s not the same. And it probably never will be. That’s the realization Sue and Craig McCormick have made for the ... Read more

3 hours ago by David Mayberry.

Rising leaders of the next generation

Albert Lea High School seniors share why they enjoy giving back Read more

3 hours ago by Tyler Julson.

New school district child care center aims to fill a need

As much work and effort went into opening Tiger Cub Child Care Center, just as much patience was required when the pandemic closed the facility. Read more

3 hours ago by David Mayberry.

Albert Lea Seed moves to employee ownership

Albert Lea Seed, a farm seed and garden center in Albert Lea, has established a stock-ownership structure to transition business ownership to its employees. Since ... Read more

5 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 update: Record vaccination numbers over the weekend in Minnesota

Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has accelerated in recent days, with state health officials reporting consecutive days of record vaccination numbers over the weekend. Saturday’s update ... Read more

6 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Woman arrested for motor vehicle theft and DUI and other reports

Police arrested McKayla Florence Hernandez, 21, for motor vehicle theft and driving under the influence after receiving a report at 3:46 a.m. Sunday of a ... Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Tide turns on Minnesota legislative session

The nature of Minnesota’s legislative session has dramatically changed.  Read more

10 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Freeborn County District Court dispositions: Feb. 25

Nicholas Ryan Ashley, 40, NA. Count 1: Domestic assault. Local confinement 90 days; credit for time served 90 days. Fes $80. Jason Bloomquist, 47, Box ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota offering more energy assistance in wake of severe winter weather

Minnesotans can get extra help paying their energy bills, following February’s bitter cold snap that drove up energy costs around the country. Read more

22 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. It ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: New death reported in Faribault County; 8 new deaths statewide

Freeborn County reported seven new COVID-19 cases and one new hospitalization on Sunday. The county has had 2,801 cases since the start of the pandemic. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

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