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Skorin presents at annual meeting


Farmers market basket winner


Western Star Lodge gives scholarships


Gift shop donates to church meal ministry program

Arts & Culture

Across the Pastor’s Desk: All children are precious to God

I grew up in a pro-life household. My mother spent hours volunteering for a pregnancy center in Winona ...

Construction Updates

Storm sewer work underway on several parts of Main Street

Construction continues on several projects throughout the city of Albert Lea.  The city of Albert Lea gave the ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea girls’ golf team recognized at banquet

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report ...


Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly ...

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Spraying for mosquito control starts Wednesday in Albert Lea

For public health and enjoyment, weekly spraying for mosquito control will start at dusk Wednesday in Albert Lea. ...


Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unimaginable a month ago is on the verge of winning ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Woman arrested for drug possession and other reports

Police arrested Melissa Sue Rack, 40, for third-degree drug possession and indecent exposure at 12:03 a.m. Thursday at ...


Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere ...


Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota cope with inflation

ST. PAUL — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen called Thursday for tax cuts and a clampdown on government ...


Albert Lea vet addresses growing popularity in English Bulldogs, concerns for health

Tillman could skateboard. Spike is a deuteragonist on television. And Uga has been walking around the University of ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

License plate taken off car and other reports

A license plate was reported missing on a vehicle at 12:26 a.m. Wednesday at 1616 S. Broadway. 1 ...


Walz announces plan to give $4 billion of state’s surplus back to Minnesotans

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and House Speaker Melissa Hortman Thursday announced a plan to return half of the ...

Health Updates

Minnesota expands test-to-treat options and adjusts COVID-19 community testing network, including Albert Lea location

Two more Minnesota COVID-19 testing sites will soon offer test-to-treat options: MSP Airport, beginning on today, and Saint ...

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota makes bid for earlier 2024 presidential primary

By the time Minnesota usually gets a say in presidential nominating contests, once-bulging fields tend to be winnowed ...