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Locals do what they can to keep things moving during pandemic Read more

14 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

Daily COVID-19 update: 423 new cases statewide; area counties see new cases

Minnesota health officials reported 423 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, following a trend of increasing positive case numbers in the state. But trends in daily ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Vehicles rummaged through and other reports

A vehicle was reported rummaged through at 6:41 a.m. Thursday at 617 Ruble Ave. Some items were missing.  A vehicle was reported rummaged through at ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota banks, credit unions, offer COVID-19 mortgage help

ST. PAUL — State officials said Thursday that 31 Minnesota financial institutions have committed themselves to provide additional mortgage-relief options to homeowners facing financial hardship ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

‘On a really hot day there’s just nothing better’

Snow cone business finding success in Albert Lea Read more

2 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

A look back at former Independence Day parades in Albert Lea

Parades have been an important part of Albert Lea’s Independence Day celebrations for many years, with evidence of parades taking place even back in the ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Fireworks scheduled in Northwood, Scarville

For residents looking to enjoy some fireworks and other festivities on the Fourth of July, Northwood is having a smaller scale version of its typical ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: June 30, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   June 30 Isaiah Segovia, 31, 917 Jefferson Ave., Albert Lea. Count 1: Driving without a valid license for vehicle class ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Dissolutions: June 2020

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

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Local student awarded scholarship for classics

The Gustavus Adolphus Honors Day presentation awarded Solveig Stafford, who completed her sophomore year at Gustavus Adolphus College this spring, with the Professor J.A. and ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Food shelf receives donated fridge

On April 27, a commercial refrigerator was delivered to Alden Area Food Shelf as part of the Midwest Dairy Undeniably Dairy Community Relief Grant, according ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Gallery: ‘Flare for the Fourth’

Reader-submitted photos for the "Flare for the Fourth" Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Albert Lea Just For Kix director participates in convention

Holly Rahn attended the 2020 Just For Kix annual convention with over 150 Just For Kix youth program directors from Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Iowa, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Minnesota officials back mask mandate amid spikes elsewhere

ST. PAUL — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that a spike in ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

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