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‘If it could help him in the long run, I was willing to do whatever’

When Jacy Jaeger was pregnant with her now 1-year-old son, Kael, she and her husband found out their new baby had a cleft lip and ... Read more

3 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Hawthorne Star Class: Growth, resiliency for kindergarteners

In any given year, the academic, social and emotional growth of students is always a top priority for staff at Hawthorne Elementary School. Supporting those ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

4-H and FFA beef and YQCA Clinic slated

The Worth County Extension Service is inviting and encouraging all North Iowa Area 4-H and FFA Beef Project members to attend an educational beef clinic. ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

Administrator’s Corner: Author conferences in a new way

Albert Lea Area Schools has found a unique way to provide a creative outlet for our students. Due to the pandemic, we were not able ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: Former sheriff dies at Naeve Hospital at 85

Local May 7, 2011: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon hosted an event to support Minnesota National Guard soldiers headed to Kuwait, took place at the Albert ... Read more

4 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota marijuana bill heads to House floor vote next week

MINNEAPOLIS — Legislation that would legalize cannabis use for adults and expunge most minor marijuana convictions is expected to head to a full floor vote ... Read more

5 hours ago by Associated Press.

Back on the stage

After more than a year without a theatrical or vocal performance at Albert Lea High School due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will showcase their ... Read more

13 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

Brick thrown through window and other reports

Police received a report at 8:47 a.m. Thursday of a brick that had been thrown through a window at 411 Court St.    Possible identity ... Read more

14 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Police: Suspect who held hostages at Minnesota bank arrested

ST. CLOUD — A man accused of holding five employees hostage at a Minnesota bank following a dispute was captured and arrested after an hourslong ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

4 from Lake Mills injured in crash near Forest City

Four people from Lake Mills were injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 69 near Forest City. According to the Iowa State Patrol, ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Street renamed to honor actress Marion Ross

The street that runs next to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center will now be known as Marion Ross Street. Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Commendations, minor reprimands for officer in Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS — The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright includes a commendation for ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Modern Gardens Floral sprouts in new Northwood location

On the surface, Northwood resident Bethany Smith picked a particularly difficult time to try and get a new business going. Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

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