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Woman shares joy of volunteering through Mayo’s Albert Lea hospice program

In 2011, area resident Renee Ruble lost her sister to cancer. Ruble said it was the third time for her sister to be diagnosed with ... Read more

12 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Remembering the war

GLENVILLE — It has been 75 years since since Glenville veteran Tony Chavez was stationed overseas during World War II, but he remembers many of ... Read more

12 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Head Start applications accepted

Families First of Minnesota Head Start and Early Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2021-22 program year. Head Start serves children who are ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Reporting fish die-offs helps the DNR and others respond

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like the public’s help in reporting fish die-offs in lakes and streams, which happen occasionally and usually result ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Does COVID-19 vaccination impact blood donation eligibility?

As COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need ... Read more

13 hours ago by Submitted.

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

London Williams stood in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., moments before the verdict was read in George Floyd’s murder trial Tuesday, wondering how ... Read more

13 hours ago by Associated Press.

Advocates of 4-H encourage use of county fairgrounds

Advocates for Freeborn County 4-H’ers on Tuesday spoke in favor of having an in-person showcase for students open to spectators in August at the Freeborn ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Albert Lea Area Schools releases statement following Chauvin verdict

Albert Lea Area Schools Superintendent Mike Funk released a statement following the Chauvin verdict: “At Albert Lea Area Schools we understand that our students may ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Cases continue to fall, vaccinations hold steady

As the state races to beat out a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 with vaccines, COVID-19 cases — and case positivity rate — continue ... Read more

18 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Jury finds Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in Floyd killing

A Hennepin County jury on Tuesday found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Read more

18 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

SBA announces application and guidelines for official Restaurant Revitalization Fund

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman on Tuesday announced key details on application requirements, eligibility and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

Local chamber Governmental Affairs Committee announces Highway 65/Main Street working group

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, met and discussed the U.S. Highway 65/Main Street reconstruction proposal. The plan is ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

4th year of dredging on Fountain Lake begins

After a break for the winter, dredging began again Monday on Fountain Lake.  Shell Rock River Watershed District Administrator Andy Henschel said work started with ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

3 arrested on warrants and other reports

Police served a warrant on Angel Antonio Gonzales, 32, at 12:44 p.m. Monday at 411 S. Broadway.  Police arrested Satera Marie Kontz, 34, on a ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin’s fate

MINNEAPOLIS — The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death moved into ... Read more

24 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

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