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Albert Lea man arrested after shooting in Austin

One individual was sent to the hospital Saturday morning after suffering injuries from a gunshot wound. A suspect ...


Sports Memories: Three Tigers on Gophers football roster

What happened in area sports 15, 20 and 50 years ago?


Across the Pastor’s Desk: Let’s be gracious, Albert Lea

One of the foundational mantras of community is the understanding that “no one’s perfect.” Your neighbor accidentally blows ...


Robin Gudal: The story of Elisabeth Elliot

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose … ...


Ukrainian refugees in Albert Lea share heartbreak of war, kindness since coming to the community

About eight months after they first arrived in Albert Lea, two Ukrainian families say they are grateful for ...

Health Updates

Riverland, Mayo partner for practical training experience

Across the country, there’s a shortage of registered nurses. In 2021, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ...


Soldiers returning Saturday from Macedonia

Delta Company 2-135th Infantry, stationed out of Albert Lea, recently participated in Defender Europe 2023, where they were ...


Teenager taken to St. Marys Hospital in critical condition after crash west of Hayward

An Albert Lea teenager was flown by Mayo One helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in critical condition Thursday ...


Man sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for sexual abuse of child

An Austin man was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison Friday in Freeborn County District ...


Wells prepares for Summer in the City

Summer in the City returns to Broadway in Wells from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. According to Tabitha ...


2 Albert Lea girls golfers advance to state

The Albert Lea girls’ golf team played their second round of sections Thursday at Cannon Golf Club and ...


Glenville man charged with selling acid to informant

A Glenville man is facing a charge of first-degree drug sales for allegedly selling sheets of acid to ...


4 injured in crash in Faribault County

An Albert Lea woman was one of four people injured Wednesday evening when two cars collided in Faribault ...


Child reportedly hit by car and other reports

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday from the emergency room at Mayo ...


When will Minnesota’s tax rebates go out?

The one-time rebates are $260 per person — maxing out at $1,300 for a family of five. The ...

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