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Residents digging out from snowstorm

Albert Lea residents began digging out Friday from a snowstorm that swept through the area. According to the National Weather Service, Albert Lea had received ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘The citizens of Albert Lea are smiling today’

Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition, MercyOne celebrate groundbreaking on new clinic About 3 1/2 years after a group of residents joined together to fight for health ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Bill introduced to increase penalty for those who attempt to kill police

Roughly one year after Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was shot in the head while responding to a call of a suspicious person, a bill ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Lake Mills dismissing early Thursday

Lake Mills schools will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Thursday due to impending inclement weather. The wrestling meet scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 35 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday out of a total 1,598 new cases across the state, according to the daily update from ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand who’s eligible to get ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Catalytic converter stolen and other reports

A catalytic converter was reported taken off a vehicle at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at 1725 E. Main St.   Assault reported Police received a report ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

6 to 9 inches of snow expected

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Albert Lea area from noon today through Friday evening as a storm is ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Albert Lea schools to go virtual Thursday because of expected inclement weather

Albert Lea Area Schools announced Wednesday evening it will have a virtual learning day for all students on Thursday because of expected inclement weather. Distance ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota House Democrats unveil legislative priorities

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota House Democrats unveiled their first priorities of the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, a package of five bills to assist workers, families ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Hagedorn votes against impeachment

First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn was one of 197 House Republicans who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump Wednesday. Following the vote, Hagedorn, of Blue ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Trump impeached after Capitol riot; historic second charge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Weather Service issues winter storm watch ahead of snowstorm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Thursday morning through Friday evening as a storm system is expected to move through ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Walz extends Minnesota’s coronavirus state of emergency

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday won legislative approval to extend Minnesota’s peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days so he can continue ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 46 new cases in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday out of the total 1,504 new cases across the state. Forty-three of the cases were lab-confirmed ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

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