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Hollandale teen injured in crash in Mower County

An 18-year-old Hollandale woman was injured in a crash Saturday morning on Minnesota Highway 251 in Mower County. Aubrieana Rae Strain was taken by Mayo ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Vehicle stolen, recovered and other reports

Albert Lea police received a report of a stolen vehicle at 7:14 a.m. Thursday at 923 S. Fourth Ave. The vehicle was reportedly later discovered ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Bill introduced to increase penalty for those who attempt to kill police

Roughly one year after Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was shot in the head while responding to a call of a suspicious person, a bill ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Catalytic converter stolen and other reports

A catalytic converter was reported taken off a vehicle at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at 1725 E. Main St.   Assault reported Police received a report ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Theft by fraud and other reports

Police received a report at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday of theft by fraud. A person’s credit card was reportedly being fraudulently used for Walmart grocery pickup.  ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Albert Lea man arrested after chase in stolen vehicle

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Albert Lea man early this morning after a short vehicle chase in a stolen vehicle.  Brandon Johnson, 38, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

FBI warns of possible ‘Boogaloo’ violence at Minnesota Capitol this weekend

The FBI says members of a far-right group that wants to foment a second civil war scouted out the Minnesota State Capitol ahead of a ... Read more

4 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Faulty equipment to blame for 911 issue in Minnesota 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division is learning more about the incident that affected 911 service for residents in eight southeastern ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Tires slashed and other reports

Police received a report at 9:14 a.m. Monday of tires that were slashed on a 2008 Honda Accord at 210 E. Front St. Damage was ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for minutes will be tried separately from three ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Updated: 911 system restored

Updated story: Freeborn County Emergency Management Director Rich Hall said 911 services have been restored. The outage appears to have been caused by a large ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Vehicle stolen and other reports

A silver Dodge Ram was reported stolen at 3:54 p.m. Saturday at 2310 E. Main ST. the theft reportedly happened overnight Thursday.   Theft reported ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Vehicle rummaged through and other reports

A vehicle was reported rummaged through and items taken at 8:32 a.m. Thursday at 2105 Stevens St.    Fence damaged A fence was reported damaged ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Judge weighs motions to delay trial in Floyd killing

The judge overseeing the trial of four former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd heard arguments Thursday afternoon for pushing the trial back ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Used car dealer facing tax evasion, fraud charges

The owner of a used car dealership in Albert Lea is facing charges of tax evasion and fraud for allegedly understating sales tax to the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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