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Star class: Getting outside

As schools have had to rethink how to safely educate students this year based on the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education ... Read more

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WCTA holds meeting

WCTA’s annual meeting was held virtually Thursday to hear reports on Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association operations, according to a press release. “I am honored to ... Read more

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Principal’s Corner: Using Second Step program at Sibley

We all know this is a trying time for everyone, but the excitement and energy at Sibley Elementary remains high and invigorating. We have been ... Read more

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Albert Lea High School standout student

Jaspar Flatten   Age: 16 Parents: Jaclyn and Tony Flatten Where are you from? Albert Lea. If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you ... Read more

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Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again ... Read more

22 hours ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 fact-finding leads to threats against health workers in Minnesota

Incidents of racism and implied threats of violence have stopped the work of public health care workers on a project looking at how the coronavirus ... Read more

1 day ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Red Cross blood donors have new opportunities

Plasma from whole blood donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Hunters reminded to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species

With the Minnesota hunting season underway, it is important for waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, according to a press ... Read more

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Mayo Clinic Health System to light building in honor of Ginsburg

Several Mayo Clinic locations across the country, including both Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Albert Lea and Austin, plan to light buildings in memory ... Read more

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Daily COVID-19 update: Freeborn County reports 4th death

Freeborn County reported its fourth COVID-19 death on Friday in the daily update from local and state health officials. The death was a person in ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Campaign sign stolen and other reports

Police received a report at 9:28 a.m. Thursday of a Biden campaign sign that was taken from a yard at 319 Fairview Drive.    Slashed ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Pence, Ivanka visit salon damaged by Minneapolis unrest

MINNEAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump made an unannounced stop Thursday at a hair salon left in rubble by the violence that ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Rematches key to control of the Minnesota Legislature

The contest for control of the Minnesota Legislature is underway, and several of the campaigns for House and Senate seats feature candidates who have run ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota governor activates National Guard for Pence visit

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s governor called in the National Guard on Thursday to help provide security and keep the peace during a visit by Vice President ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Traffic delays expected as southbound I-35 concrete repairs begin near Faribault

Southbound Interstate 35 motorists north of Faribault are likely to experience traffic delays that began Thursday when concrete pavement repairs started on the highway, according ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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