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Church bake sale this weekend

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Walz answers student questions, pledges education support in visit

Minnesota students had a chance to ask the governor their own questions on Tuesday when Gov. Tim Walz ...

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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins passage in the Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national ...

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Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel ...

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A rare neurological disorder seen that may have been sparked by RSV

One morning in late October, David Henke woke up and his hands weren’t working the way they should ...

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United Way winter gear distribution rescheduled to Thursday

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of volunteers and clients, the United Way of Freeborn ...

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Area schools canceling early because of weather

Schools at the following districts are canceling early because of inclement weather: • Alden-Conger Schools, 11 a.m. • ...

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Court: Officer who shot Castile wrongly denied teaching license

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state board must reconsider its rejection of ...

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About 200 people rescued from ice chunk on Minnesota lake

RED LAKE — Officials in northern Minnesota said roughly 200 people were rescued Monday after they became trapped ...

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Vehicle reported stolen, recovered and other reports

A vehicle was reported stolen at 7:26 a.m. Monday at 206 W. College St. It was later recovered ...

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Snow to lead to slippery road conditions

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. Tuesday as snow is expected to fall on ...

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Man injured after vehicle, combine collide

An Albert Lea man was injured Monday night when a vehicle and combine collided on U.S. Highway 65 ...

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Council hears options on replacing city attorney; no decision made

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday opted to hold off on any action until its next meeting ...

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‘A traditional treasure:’ New Life Christian Church’s annual live Nativity happening this weekend

The first Friday and Saturday of December are coming up, which means New Life Christian Church will host ...

Health Updates

‘Set Memories Aglow’ tree to be lit starting this weekend

Holidays are typically a joyful time filled with celebrations, gatherings and merriment; however, they also can be stressful ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

3 arrested for DWI and other reports

Police arrested Justin Matthew Dudley, 28, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop at 9:25 p.m. ...

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Bergdale Harley-Davidson and the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce teamed up to collect toys on Saturday for ...

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Accumulating snow expected Tuesday; National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory ahead of storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Albert Lea and much of the surrounding ...

Arts & Culture

Albert Lea Community Theatre is in the Christmas spirit

Though she’s been involved in theater since kindergarten and with Albert Lea Community Theatre for several years now, ...