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Public invited to hear more about plans to fix up homes for veterans

Western Star Masonic Lodge of Albert Lea invites the public to a presentation with Kevin and Donna Chapman, ...

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My Point of View: The lives of brothers, sisters depend on actions we take

On Christmas Eve, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered busloads of immigrants to a curb in Washington, D.C., in ...

Opinion

Ask a Trooper: Is it legal to drive without one of side mirrors?

Question: My truck was backed into yesterday and the mirror on the driver’s side broke off. It is ...

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It is a busy time for Albert Lea High School singers

Albert Lea High School singers are busy preparing for a huge performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Winter ...

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Masons raise almost $13.3K including matching funds for Salvation Army

Western Star Lodge No. 26 has a traditional coffee on Wednesday mornings, which has been attended over 40 ...

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Kiwanis Club donates clothing items

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Albert Lea takes 4th in Big 9 Conference

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Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

ST. PAUL — Millions of Minnesota families would get checks totaling as much as $2,600 from the state’s ...

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Walz proposes $300M to aid Minnesota public safety agencies

ROSEVILLE — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rolled out more pieces of his budget Monday, calling for $300 million ...

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Man held on charges and other reports

Deputies held Zachary Allen Etter on a charge of fleeing in a motor vehicle and open container after ...

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4 pets die from smoke inhalation following fire

Three dogs and one cat died from smoke inhalation Monday night after a house fire on Giles Place ...

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City, school district looking at adding 2nd school resource officer

The city of Albert Lea and Albert Lea school district are considering the addition of a second school ...

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High school gears up for one-act play competition with public performance

Albert Lea High School students are getting ready for another play, as they prepare three shows of “These ...

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Fun with snow art downtown

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Man arrested for BB gun, drug possession and other reports

Police arrested Donald Maurice McCormick, 26, for open container in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor possession of a ...

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‘Going big’: Walz to fill in rest of budget puzzle this week

Billions more for public schools, seed money for an ambitious paid-family leave program, large raises for health care ...

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Xcel prices exceed national average as rate increase looms

MINNEAPOLIS — A new analysis from state regulators shows that Xcel Energy’s industrial electricity prices exceed the national ...

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2 Minnesota brothers investigated in TikTok gambling scheme

MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators in Minnesota are looking into allegations two men have been running a TikTok gambling scheme ...

Sports

Albert Lea wrestlers win one, lose one in triangular

Albert Lea wrestlers competed in a triangular Saturday with No. 4 in Class AAA Eden Prairie, and No. ...

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Bulldogs compete in North Butler Tournament

A banged up Lake Mills wrestling team wrestled in Greene Saturday and had a solid showing from the ...