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Health Updates

Omicron keeps world jittery as more information drips out

BRUSSELS — The coronavirus’s omicron variant kept a jittery world off-kilter Wednesday as reports of infections linked to ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Rolls of wire taken from job site and other reports

Several rolls of wire were reported taken from a job site at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday at 87478 145th ...

News

Biden tries to reassure on COVID as he sells spending plan in Minnesota

ROSEMOUNT — President Joe Biden on Tuesday went to Minnesota to pitch his completed infrastructure deal and a ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea girls basketball bested by Stewartville

Team falls in home opener The Albert Lea girls’ basketball team opened the regular season Tuesday night, hosting ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea football players recognized on awards night

Editorials

Editorial Roundup: Public health risk rises in cutting emergency powers

A renewed push by Senate Republicans to curtail the governor’s ability to respond to a pandemic quickly is ...

Columnists

My Point of View: Federal infrastructure bill will help rural America

Democrats have already passed one infrastructure bill that would send $6.8 billion to Minnesota, including $100 million for ...

Columnists

Ask a Trooper: Don’t use car’s high-beams to compensate

Question: I have a question about headlights. It seems that drivers are using their high-beams to compensate for ...

Columnists

Al Batt: From mud pies to oatmeal within a simple eyeblink

It must have been the oatmeal that kept him going.

Columnists

Sarah Stultz: What can you do to give others a smile?

I ran into Walmart real quick Monday evening before heading to rehearsal for Albert Lea Community Theatre’s “A ...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: How I spent my Black Friday

About a month ago, I read an article in the Star Tribune focusing on the revitalization of Albert ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bell-ringing match happening on Saturday

On Saturday, members of the Mason Lodge Temple Western Star Lodge No. 26 of Albert Lea and members ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Fall book sale a big success

Thank you to everybody who made the Friends of the Library fall book sale a big success. We ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Civil War Roundtable meeting this week

Vince Bergdale will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Albert Lea Civil War Roundtable session. His topic ...

News

Albert Lea High School holiday vocal concert on Monday

The Albert Lea High School Vocal Department is hosting the holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the ...

Arts & Culture

‘Eurydice’ to broadcast from The Met

The Met’s Live in HD series will bring Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice,” a Met premiere, to the screen on ...

News

$2.4M available in local grants for emerald ash borer management

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages local and tribal governments to apply for grants to help manage ...

News

City announces transfer station, demolition landfill winter hours

The city this week announced winter hours for the transfer station and demolition landfill through March 31. Hours ...

News

Cookie, lefse sale Saturday

Hayward Lutheran Church will have its Welca cookie and fresh lefse sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Attorney: Former officer to testify at her trial in Daunte Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS  — The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her trial, her attorney ...