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Death investigation underway related to remains found during Shady Oaks evacuation

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Sunday night the Albert Lea Police Department is conducting a separate investigation into the ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Residents show support for law enforcement

About two dozen people came out to the corner of Broadway and College Street late Sunday afternoon to show their support for local law enforcement ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Daily COVID-19 update: 57 new deaths reported, including 1 in Freeborn County

Minnesota reported 57 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, including one person from Freeborn County. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the Freeborn County resident ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Update: Police arrest alleged shooter at Shady Oaks

Authorities arrested a 21-year-old man Sunday afternoon who allegedly shot three people, including one officer, at Shady Oaks earlier that morning. Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: Minnesota passes 300,000 total cases

More than 300,000 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in Minnesota since the beginning of the pandemic, health officials said Saturday. The Minnesota ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Farmers enjoy perfect harvest conditions after 2 ugly years

MANKATO — This was the fall that area farmers had long waited for. A near perfect growing season and a mostly dry September and October ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

‘We’re so grateful for all the local shopping’

Black Friday offers beacon of hope to area stores Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Gifts, funds presented to Matson family

Minnesota 100 Club board member George Peyton presented Christmas gifts and checks of $500 to each of Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson’s two young daughters, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Court Dispositions: Nov. 20-25, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   Nov. 20 Bryan Nickolaus Bell, 18, 320 Court St., Albert Lea. Count 1: 2nd degree burglary (felony). Stay of imposition ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Local company wins Pillar Award

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Minnesota named Granicrete Minnesota in Albert Lea one of its 2020 Pillar Award winners for its partnership ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Vacancies in state boards, councils, committees

The office of the Minnesota secretary of state released a notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, according ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Five Sisters Project starts online campaign

The Five Sisters Project started four years ago with a dream to offer help, healing and hope to women and families in crisis, according to ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Camping, lodging reservation changes meant to improve access

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating its camping and lodging reservation policies to improve access, fairness and equity for visitors and to reduce ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Ornaments to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

Oak Park Place has organized an ornament activity to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, according to a press release. Participants will receive two or more snowflake ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

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