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County board votes to allow use of fairgrounds for 4-H livestock shows

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county fairgrounds to be used for 4-H livestock shows in August.  The board ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

1 officer charged in George Floyd death seeks case dismissal

MINNEAPOLIS — An attorney for one of four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is asking to have his client’s case ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties see case increases

Three area counties saw increases in lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County had ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Freeborn-Mower issues peak alert

Due to high demand for electricity on the regional grid, Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services has asked customers to conserve electricity from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Riverland reopens buildings for first time since March

Riverland Community College reopened its buildings Monday at the Albert Lea and Austin campuses and plans to open the Owatonna campus July 20. The service ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

National Weather Service issues heat advisory

Much of south-central Minnesota will be under a heat advisory Wednesday as heat index values near 100 are expected. The advisory is in effect from ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Saints rout Bulldogs 18-1

LAKE MILLS — The Lake Mills softball team hosted St. Ansgar Tuesday night in a Top of Iowa Conference showdown. The Bulldogs fell in a ... Read more

3 days ago by Tyler Julson.

5 things to do this week

1. Drive-in movie Albert Lea Parks and Recreation will host a drive-in movie showing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” at 9:30 p.m. Friday ... Read more

3 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

A memorable occasion

Grad celebrates prom before leaving for National Guard Read more

3 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

City of Albert Lea named one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in southeast Minnesota

The city of Albert Lea has been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota in a commissioned study by Workforce ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

This Week in History: Archaeological dig begins in state park

July 11, 1990: Kathy Bolin, a resource specialist with the Department of Natural Resources, and Jerry Katzenmeyer, Helmer-Myre State Park director, were pictured in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: July 2-6, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   July 2 Allana Rae Kern, 28, 1430 Spartan Ave., Albert Lea. Count 1: Furnishing alcohol to an underage person. Count ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Marriages: June 2020

Marriage licenses were issued by the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office to the following people in June 2020: Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Civic Music Association cancels auditions, recital for the year

The Albert Lea Civic Music Association has announced it has canceled its auditions and recital for 2020 because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. If ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Camp Ripley hunters can purchase permits in August

Hunters who want to participate in the archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls will be able to purchase permits without entering their ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

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