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FFA launches new Support Minnesota Agriculture initiative to raise funds for foundation

Since 1953, the Minnesota FFA Foundation has provided opportunities for the growth and success of Minnesota’s youth. With ...


Albert Lea woman elected to serve as SEMAAA board chair

The Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors has elected Jean Eaton as the 2023 board ...


Promising end to gridlock, DFL leaders agree on budget outline

Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor said Tuesday that they’d reached an agreement on the broad outlines of ...


Albert Lea Scouts collect almost 900 pounds of food in weekend Scouting for Food campaign

Each year the Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America conducts a “Scouting for Food” campaign to collect ...


Trailers reported stolen and other reports

A flat bed trailer and a dump trailer were reported stolen at 3:41 p.m. Monday at 1353 S.E. ...


School grant funding allows new opportunities for students

Scott Hanna, environmental learning center experiential education coordinator for the Albert Lea school district, gave an update to ...


In Trump case, NY grand jury appears near end of its work

NEW YORK — A New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump over a hush money payment to a porn ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Woman sentenced to probation, stayed prison term in drug case

An Albert Lea woman was sentenced to 10 years of probation and a stayed prison sentence Monday in ...


Interim Halverson principal excited to serve in new position

A familiar face is in a new place as Kim Larson is the new interim principal at Halverson ...


Minnesota House passes bill that shields abortion providers, out-of-state patients

By Dana Ferguson, Minnesota Public Radio News The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 68-62 Monday for a bill ...

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GOP donor faces trial on charges of sex trafficking minors

MINNEAPOLIS — A formerly well-connected Republican donor, accused of plying petite, vulnerable teenage girls with cash, liquor and ...


1 arrested after search warrant and other reports

Deputies arrested Jonathan David Wigham, 40, after a search warrant at 9:56 a.m. Friday at 27358 850th Ave., ...


Walz signs school meals bill into law

Surrounded by school children, teachers, advocates and public officials, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law Friday ...


Sheriff speaks out against proposed ammunition legislation

New proposed legislation is receiving pushback from a number of law enforcement, including Ryan Shea, sheriff for Freeborn ...


Editorial: Expanded access in the courtroom a step forward

The Minnesota Supreme Court this week expanded its rules regarding cameras in the courtroom during criminal trials. In ...


Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

What deserved a thumbs up or down this week?


Ask a Trooper: Are earplugs, headphones OK while driving?

Question: Is it legal to wear earplugs or headphones while driving a vehicle in Minnesota?


Senate Report: City of Austin showcased at the Minnesota State Capitol

All Minnesota students should have access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch. However, legislation for the state government ...


April Jeppson: Life is but a moment — enjoy it now

This year will be the third St. Patrick’s Day that my family will be celebrating while on vacation. ...


Future of area bonding projects still unsure after Senate vote

Area bonding projects remain up in the air after Senate Republicans on Thursday moved to table the $1.5 ...