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5 things to do this week

1. Drive-in movie Albert Lea Parks and Recreation will host a drive-in movie showing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” at 9:30 p.m. Friday ... Read more

12 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

A memorable occasion

Grad celebrates prom before leaving for National Guard Read more

12 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

City of Albert Lea named one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in southeast Minnesota

The city of Albert Lea has been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota in a commissioned study by Workforce ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Reports.

This Week in History: Archaeological dig begins in state park

July 11, 1990: Kathy Bolin, a resource specialist with the Department of Natural Resources, and Jerry Katzenmeyer, Helmer-Myre State Park director, were pictured in the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: July 2-6, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   July 2 Allana Rae Kern, 28, 1430 Spartan Ave., Albert Lea. Count 1: Furnishing alcohol to an underage person. Count ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Marriages: June 2020

Marriage licenses were issued by the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office to the following people in June 2020: Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Civic Music Association cancels auditions, recital for the year

The Albert Lea Civic Music Association has announced it has canceled its auditions and recital for 2020 because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. If ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Camp Ripley hunters can purchase permits in August

Hunters who want to participate in the archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls will be able to purchase permits without entering their ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Blood drive collects 57 pints

The American Red Cross blood drive hosted by Bridge Community Church on Thursday collected 57 pints of blood, according to a press release. Melissa Schreiber ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Minnesota headed for another special session next week

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz is prepared to call Minnesota lawmakers into a special session that would begin Monday. The session is triggered by ... Read more

18 hours ago by Associated Press.

Florida killer pleads not guilty to husband’s slaying in Minnesota

A southern Minnesota woman convicted of killing a woman in Florida to assume her identity pleaded not guilty before a judge in her home state ... Read more

18 hours ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea to spray for mosquitoes

The city of Albert Lea will spray for mosquitoes Wednesday, with Thursday being the alternate day if weather conditions warrant, according to a press release. ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

2 men sentenced to prison for assault on trooper on I-90

Two men were sentenced Tuesday in Faribault County District Court to seven years in prison for assaulting a Minnesota State Patrol trooper on Interstate 90 ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Daily COVID-19 cases: New cases reported in area counties; intensive care cases flat

A day after no new COVID-19 cases were reported in most south-central Minnesota counties, new cases were again reported Tuesday. Freeborn County had five new ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again ... Read more

24 hours ago by Associated Press.

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