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Editorial roundup: Dakota sculpture helps heal Scaffold pain

The Dakota people offer forgiveness and redemption as part of their peace-embracing culture, and a new sculpture by ...

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Soup supper benefit planned

Emmons Lutheran Church has will host a soup supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 as a ...

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Last Farmer’s market prize winner of the seaso

Last Farmer’s market prize winner of the season

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Albert Lea Lions welcome new members

Albert Lea Lions welcome new members

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Duplicate bridge winners announced

Duplicate bridge is played two days a week at the Austin Senior Center . Tuesday at noon, nine ...

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Agricultural literacy grants available for education

A public-private partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) ...

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Anhydrous safety should be top concern this fall

Many farmers and applicators will soon apply anhydrous ammonia (NH3) after harvest. Even with a rush against time ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Tires reported slashed and other reports

Police received a report at 7:22 a.m. Thursday of tires that were slashed on a vehicle at 1009 ...

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Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. — Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, according to ...

Education

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

ST. PAUL — Members of Minnesota’s teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect ...

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Lake Mills

Bulldogs cruise through second round regionals

After receiving a bye in the first round of the regional tournament, the Lake Mills volleyball team hosted ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis cop gets 57 months in killing of 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report ...

Elections & Campaigns

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor’s rise in Minnesota governor race

WATERTOWN — The small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota’s next governor smiled, leaned into the camera and ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Items stolen from vehicles and other reports

Deputies received a report at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday of a walking stick and a laptop that were taken ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea and Austin meet in I-90 rivalry

The Albert Lea football team closed out the regular season at home Wednesday night, hosting the 0-7 Packers ...

Health Updates

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

MINNEAPOLIS — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more ...

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County board approves sick time for vaccinated employees with breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a revision to the county’s employee COVID-19 response plan ...

Health Updates

Gov. Walz announces new COVID-19 rapid testing sites across Minnesota, including Albert Lea

ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced a further expansion of rapid testing availability at community ...

Health Updates

Freeborn County reports lowest number of new daily cases since late September

Freeborn County reported only seven new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday in the update from health officials, the lowest ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to ...