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Albert Lea Area Schools considered ‘not in good standing’ with MSHSL

Albert Lea Area Schools superintendent Dr. Mike Funk told the district’s school board the school was now considered “not in good standing” with the Minnesota ... Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Missouri man faces drug charges after Albert Lea traffic stop

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was charged in Freeborn County District Court on Monday with drug charges after he was allegedly found with marijuana, cocaine ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

MINNEAPOLIS — The murder case against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has gone to the jury. Twelve jurors ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: More than half of Minnesotans are vaccinated; positivity rate down

As Minnesota races to beat back a more contagious variant of COVID-19, it reached an important milestone this weekend, with more than half of Minnesotans ... Read more

1 day ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

1st Bing-Oh prize claimed

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1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Catalytic converter stolen and other reports

Police received a report at 7:07 p.m. Sunday of a vehicle that had a catalytic converter stolen off of it at 1306 Southview Lane. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Use of force reasonable, defense attorney argues

By Jon Collins, Brandt Williams, Riham Feshir and Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio News Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney said Monday that the ex-Minneapolis police officer ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Almost 12K with at least one vaccine dose in Freeborn County

Freeborn County is approaching 12,000 people with at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Friday, 11,896 people had ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

WASHINGTON — The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Shots fired at Guardsmen patrolling near Wright scene

MINNEAPOLIS — Two National Guardsmen suffered minor injuries early Sunday when they were fired upon as they provided neighborhood security in Minneapolis following the police ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

BALTIMORE — The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

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