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Gov. Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

ROBBINSDALE — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he’ll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages ...

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First Lutheran Church Women meeting minutes

First Lutheran Church Women met at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8,  in Bethany Hall with prelude music provided ...

Education

Administrator’s Corner: Southwest offers more electives than many others

Our school district’s mission is to ensure individual academic, social and emotional growth that leads to engaged citizens ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: No matter the need, God can fill it

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Jill Marin During this beautiful autumn season, we see images of ghosts, ghouls ...

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Robin Gudal: Love each other with affection

EN(dur)ANCE by Robin Gudal She was a street orphan. Her history is a bit confusing as her documents ...

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Star Class: Learning the basics in a fun way

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ALHS women from class of 1951 to meet

Women from the Albert Lea High School class of 1951 will meet 11:30  a.m. Thursday at Wedgewood Cove ...

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Duplicate bridge winners announced

The Austin Duplicate Club meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Austin Senior Center. Tuesday’s winners this week were: ...

Education

Standout Student: Bella Hafstad

Age: 12 Parents: Amanda Hafstad and Zach Frank Where are you from? Northfield Favorite teacher of all time ...

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Confirmation at Trinity Lutheran

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ALHS bands to perform concert Monday

The Albert Lea High School Band department will present its first concert of the year on Monday. The ...

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Naeve Hospital nursing alumni recognized

The Naeve Hospital Alumni and Nurses Club celebrated their 104th annual luncheon Sept. 11 at First Lutheran Church ...

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Freeborn County’s active COVID-19 cases decrease slightly

Freeborn County reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and no new hospitalizations. According to the Freeborn County ...

Health Updates

‘Critical point’ as people in hospital, frustrations climb

While Minnesota’s current COVID-19 wave shows some signs of flattening, hospitalizations continue to rise to worrisome levels — ...

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Gallery: Tiger volleyball closes out home season against Wingers

The Albert Lea volleyball team hosted Red Wing Thursday night in its final home match of the season.

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FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry ...

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American Red Cross enters third week of blood shortage

The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage that has caused the blood supply to ...

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Bankruptcy court confirms plan for reorganization of diocese

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota confirmed a plan of reorganization Thursday jointly submitted ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis officer seeks 41 months in 911 caller’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to ...

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Walz promises COVID testing expansion, vaccine incentives

DULUTH — Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will soon announce expanded COVID-19 testing options and launch new ...