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Minnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December with pandemic rules in place

Minnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December as a spike in coronavirus cases prompted the state to place restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and some ... Read more

6 mins ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota pharmacies request to be part of vaccine rollout

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota pharmacies and health care providers are asking the state to include them in the coronavirus vaccine rollout as the demand for a ... Read more

3 hours ago by Associated Press.

Judge denies request to delay cop’s trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on ... Read more

3 hours ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: State passes 6K COVID-19 deaths; 16 new cases in Freeborn County

More than 6,000 people have now died from COVID-19 across Minnesota, according to health officials. Thirty-two new deaths were reported Thursday from 23 counties, including ... Read more

4 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Learning to use technology

Though Albert Lea Community Education has offered classes for Albert Lea’s senior citizens in the past through its general enrichment catalog, it has expanded those ... Read more

5 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Company selects Albert Lea for new cold storage facility

Groundbreaking to begin in spring JCW Development LLC, a nationwide real estate and property development company, announced Thursday Albert Lea has been selected as the ... Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Fraudulent return and other reports

A fraudulent return was reported at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at 2751 E. Main St.   Gun reportedly taken Police received a report of a gun ... Read more

8 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Are you putting garbage in the recycling bins?

Freeborn County will soon begin being charged for people who are using recycling bins for garbage in the county under the new recycling contract with ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Klobuchar: Democracy cannot be taken for granted

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar took center stage Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and used her ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 2 new deaths in Freeborn County

Thirty-four new COVID-19 deaths were reported across Minnesota on Wednesday, including two people from Freeborn County. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, one person ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota reports all COVID-19 vaccine pilot program appointments filled for adults 65+ this week

The State of Minnesota reported Wednesday morning that all available COVID-19 vaccine pilot program appointments for adults 65 years of age and older have been ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Hit-and-run crash and other reports 

Police received a report at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday of a hit-and-run crash at 702 Bridge Ave. Someone reportedly hit a pole and left.     2 ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Woman injured in crash on Interstate 90 near Bricelyn

A woman was injured in a crash on an icy portion of Interstate 90 Tuesday morning near Bricelyn. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Trump leaves White House, says ‘It’s been a great honor’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

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