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My Point of View: Runaway spending, other policies taking a hefty toll

I was a bit perplexed by the recent My Point of View by Joe Pacovsky. Pacovsky talked about ...

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Albert Lea student selected to perform in Honor Band Festival at Gustavus

Albert Lea High School student Jenna Steffl has been selected to participate in the 33th annual Honor Band ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court dispositions: Sept. 21-23, 2021

Freeborn County District Court Sept. 21 Joseph Charles Hovde, 24, 226 Mason Ave., Alden. Count 1: DWI – ...

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DNR mini grants to help get children outside early and often

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the availability of mini grants through the extremely ...

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Patients in need of blood donors as shortage continues; dates open for area blood drives

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep ...

Health Updates

Freeborn County’s active cases remain under 100

Freeborn County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to stay under 100 on Tuesday, though there were two new hospitalizations reported. ...

Lake Mills

Bulldogs postseason runs comes to an end in regional semifinals

The Lake Mills volleyball team  hit the road Monday night for their Region 6A semifinal match against 27-9 ...

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Xcel Energy files request with state for rate hike of about 20%

MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy wants to increase its electricity rate by about 20% over the next three years, ...

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Vehicles reported broken into and other reports

A purse was reported stolen out of a vehicle at 11:11 a.m. Monday at 404 Fountain St. The ...

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Intersection of Bridge and Marshall to close for utility work

The intersection of Bridge Avenue and Marshall Street will be closed beginning at noon Wednesday through Nov. 5 ...

Health Updates

COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors on Nov. 1

MINNEAPOLIS — The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Monday that ...

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Woman pleads guilty in case tied to Postal Service investigation

A woman charged with receiving packages in the mail containing methamphetamine concealed in teddy bears pleaded guilty Monday ...

Education

Local school board resignations triple in Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Contentious disagreements over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory have caused a significant increase in ...

Health Updates

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in ...

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Person accidentally shoots himself in leg and other reports

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person who had received an accidental gunshot wound ...

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Lesser-known disease affecting deer in Wisconsin, Minnesota

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Mike Kendhammer used to look out his dining room window and see large groups ...

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First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

NEW YORK — Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold ...

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Group of local officials decide to hang up the whistle

Among many other skills and attributes, being a sports official takes a lot of dedication, responsibility, tough skin ...