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Hawthorne Star Class: Meeting students where they’re at

Starting off the school year in Sunny Kline’s first-grade classroom is a balance between introducing academics but also Responsive Classroom components around social/emotional strategies that ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Woman attends National Council of Catholic Women convention

Katie Koziolek, of Freeborn, from the St. Casimir’s parish in Wells, was a delegate to the 101st anniversary convention of the National Council of Catholic ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Eagles Auxiliary scholarship given

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3 days ago by Submitted.

Administrator’s Corner: Online academy offers opportunities

Administrator’s Corner by John Double This year is the inaugural year for the Albert Lea Online Academy. The Albert Lea Area Schools recognized that there ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

High school Standout Students

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3 days ago by Submitted.

Albert Lea Homecoming king and queen crowned

The Albert Lea High School Homecoming king and queen were crowned Friday afternoon during a ceremony in the auditorium. Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Visiting the sunflower fields

Residents from near and far have stopped to visit the Fish Sunflower fields north of Albert Lea near Manchester over the last week. The fields ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

St. John’s wins Homecoming window decorating contest

St. John’s Lutheran Community won the 2021 Homecoming window decorating contest. St. John’s won the traveling trophy and 10 free tickets to the Homecoming game.  Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

2 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Freeborn County

Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Freeborn County on Friday, increasing the total deaths this week tied to the pandemic in the county to ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Windows shot out of vehicle and other reports

Windows were reported shot out with a BB or pellet gun at 7:32 a.m. Thursday at 708 Park St. in Freeborn.    Guns reported stolen ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Chauvin to appeal conviction, sentence in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Active COVID-19 cases inch up slightly in county

Nineteen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Thursday, according to health officials. The new cases included the following: • Three people between ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

College GOP chair pleads not guilty in sex trafficking case

MINNEAPOLIS — A St. Thomas University student accused along with a prominent Minnesota GOP donor of child sex trafficking pleaded not guilty to numerous charges ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Handgun reported stolen and other reports

A handgun was reported stolen at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday at 210 E. Front St.    Theft by fraud reported Deputies received a report of theft ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

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