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Live United: There are many opportunities for giving this holiday season

It’s  time for me to share the holiday lineup. First off, is our second annual holiday lights contest. ...

Arts & Culture

Stage Right: Musical is a Christmas story for everyone

A Christmas tree in a lower corner of the stage signals that we’re gathering for a celebration. The ...

Columnists

April Jeppson: It’s time to let the Christmas music play

It’s after Thanksgiving, which means only one thing — Christmas music can begin!

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Harmony Junction dissolving; looking for singers

To the community of Albert Lea: Last week we had to make a decision to dissolve Harmony Junction ...

News

Children’s Center buries time capsule

Education

Administrator’s Corner: An update on activities happening within the Albert Lea school district

It has been a whirlwind of a school year so far for ALHS activities. Hard to imagine we ...

News

Blood drive collects 49 pints

The American Red Cross blood drive hosted by Bridge Community Church on Thursday collected 49 pints of blood. ...

Education

Star Class: Learning about food and traditions

News

Duplicate bridge results

Duplicate Bridge is played twice a week at the Senior Center in Austin.  On Tuesday, 4 1/2 tables ...

Education

Standout Student: Paige Rasmussen         

Age: 12 Parents: Janelle and Buck Rasmussen Where are you from? Albert Lea If from Albert Lea, which ...

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Tractor ride donates to Salvation Army

Arts & Culture

Confirmation at Mansfield Lutheran

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court dispositions: Nov. 3-4, 2021

Freeborn County District Court Nov. 3 Damian Wade Haugen, 27, 200015 41st St. NW, Apt. G25, Rochester. Count ...

Arts & Culture

Across the Pastor’s Desk: God can be a shield in hard times

We live in an interesting time, don’t we? The level of stress and anxiety seems to go up ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Suspect’s parents charged in school shooting

PONTIAC, Mich. — A prosecutor in Michigan filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a boy ...

News

US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

WASHINGTON — America’s unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Gas siphoned from truck and other reports

Police received a report at 9:01 a.m. Thursday that someone had reportedly cut a gas line and siphoned ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Mostly white jury nearly set for trial in Wright death

  MINNEAPOLIS — A mostly white jury is nearly set for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police ...

Health Updates

Minnesota’s COVID tracking retooled amid surge, variants

Two tools designed to tamp down COVID-19’s spread in Minnesota got revamped amid the latest surge in cases.

Health Updates

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

ST. PAUL — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the ...