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Three slain Minnesota first responders remembered for their commitment to service

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two young police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were killed in a burst of gunfire Sunday as ...

Opinion

Editorial Roundup: A day to mourn losses, again, among those who protect and serve

A beautiful winter morning in the Twin Cities — a day made for churchgoing, sledding with kids and ...

Opinion

Al Batt: A post turtle comes to a fork in the road one day

“Tell me about yourself.” That’s what the fellow seated next to me on the airplane said.

Opinion

My Point of View: Get involved at the caucuses and help solve state’s problems

Precinct caucuses are coming up next Tuesday, Feb. 27. You are welcome to attend the DFL precinct caucuses ...

Opinion

Sarah Stultz: Honor loved ones by emulating good they had

Tuesday was my daughter Sophie’s birthday. Born in 2008, she would have turned 16 this year.

Opinion

Letter: Put Americans first always

We are blessed to live in a place for every citizen, regardless of circumstances, is blessed with freedom, ...

Opinion

Letter: This country needs leadership

I write this letter because I have a deep love and concern for our nation. What is going ...

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Albert Lea Community Theatre to present ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare — abridged’

Albert Lea Community Theatre continues its 58th season with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare — abridged” at ...

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation offers free paint for upcoming community projects

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is accepting applications for free paint and coating products for community mural, community welcome ...

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Moose donates to cheerleading program

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Longtime community advocate presented with award

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday presented the Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award to a longtime advocate ...

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Official donation platform announced to benefit families of Burnsville’s fallen responders

Minnesota public safety organizations are partnering to gather financial donations for the families of Burnsville Police Officers Paul ...

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Man in fatal standoff with Burnsville police and paramedic had gun rights revoked

Court records show the man who fatally shot three first responders during a standoff at a Burnsville home ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota’s school resource officer debate could come to a head this week

A proposed change to a law prohibiting prone restraints on Minnesota students is expected to make its final ...

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5 things to do this week: Puzzle tournament, dinner fundraisers and more

What's happening in the area this week?

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Jury trial moved back to September for former counselor accused of sexual conduct with student

The jury trial for the former Albert Lea High School counselor accused of criminal sexual conduct with a ...

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Hayward apartments badly damaged by fire

Several apartments were damaged by fire early Friday morning at a complex in Hayward. According to the Freeborn ...

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1 arrested for warrant, DWI and other reports

Police arrested Sergio Missel Chavez-Almanza, 27, on a local felony warrant and new charges of third-degree driving while ...

Sports

Gallery: Albert Lea dance team competes at state

The Albert Lea dance team made history this weekend competing at the state dance tournament in high kick.

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2 officers, 1 first responder killed at the scene of a domestic call in Minnesota; suspect dead

BURNSVILLE — A man armed with multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition shot at police officers from ...