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Walz extends stay-home order to May 4 amid new virus deaths

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday he is extending Minnesota’s stay-at-home order until May 4, saying the original order has bought the state needed ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

‘The plants aren’t going anywhere’

Local grower is optimistic about opening for the season Read more

15 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

Road construction still on track this year

Despite setbacks in many other areas of life due to COVID-19, road construction is slated to continue as scheduled. The largest project to affect the ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

How checks will affect Social Security

The Department of the Treasury announced April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Marriages: March 2020

Marriage licenses were issued by the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office to the following people in March 2020:   Jerome Jesus Duenes and Monica Lynn Ramirez, ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota lawmakers close to deal on insulin affordability

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appeared close to a deal Wednesday on creating a long-waited emergency insulin program for diabetics who can’t afford the drug. ... Read more

15 hours ago by Associated Press.

Civic Music concert rescheduled

The Albert Lea Civic Music concert featuring Sons of the Pioneers has been rescheduled for June 20, according to a press release. The date will ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

All Good Sam caregivers, providers wearing masks

Sanford Health and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society are requiring caregivers and providers to wear surgical facemasks at all times while in clinic and ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

MDH awards emergency health care grants

The Minnesota Department of Health announced it has awarded $50 million in emergency health care grants to nearly 350 provider organizations across the state for ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Scholarship auditions canceled

The Albert Lea Civic Music Board has made a decision regarding the scholarship audition day that was planned for May 29. Due to the uncertainty ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

1st confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Worth County

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Worth County, according to a press release posted on the county’s public health department Facebook page ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Freeborn County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 17

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Freeborn County continued to rise Wednesday as numbers remained steady in most surrounding counties. According to the Freeborn County Public ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival ... Read more

19 hours ago by Associated Press.

Trump issues disaster declaration for Minnesota

ST. PAUL — President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Minnesota as the state combats the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Tim Walz had asked Trump ... Read more

24 hours ago by Associated Press.

Walz eyes ‘refined’ stay-home order

Gov. Tim Walz offered a glimmer of hope Tuesday on the arc of COVID-19 cases even as he urged Minnesotans to continue keeping their public ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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