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Lake Mills woman wins $30K in Crossword lottery game

A northern Iowa woman who won a $30,000 prize said the feeling was hard to describe. “I don’t ...

Health Updates

Albert Lea man overcomes dismal pancreatic cancer diagnosis, has been cancer-free since 2017

Call it an anomaly. Call it a miracle. Call it fate. But whatever it is, it’s good news: ...


House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Vehicle broken into and other reports

Police received a report at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday of a vehicle that was broken into at 2320 E. ...


Lake Mills falls short in bid for state duals

The Lake Mills wrestling team failed in their attempt to qualify for state duals Tuesday night. Tenth-ranked Lake ...


Minnesota is set to require carbon-free electricity. What does that mean?

A bill that would require Minnesota's electricity to be carbon-free by 2040 is speeding through the Legislature.


Report: Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped, but work still needed

A new report says Minnesota has made progress overall in cutting greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, ...


FBI searches Biden’s vacation home; no classified documents

WASHINGTON — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without turning ...


‘A creative space for the whole community’

An Albert Lea woman with a love of creating opened a new space downtown on Wednesday that she ...


Hit-and-run crash and other reports

A hit-and-run crash was reported at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday while the person’s vehicle was parked at Albert Lea ...


County board considers ‘age-friendly’ designation

Chamber proposes driving the effort through AARP The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution supporting ...


USC hires superintendent to replace retiring Fleming

A new leader is coming to United South Central school district, as the school board recently hired Taylor ...


First Lutheran Women raise funds for Jack Frost Closet

Cindy Gandrud of First Lutheran Church Women, presents Carol Jolly from Jack Frost Closet with a check for ...


Fate of last ex-officer charged in Floyd murder lies with judge

MINNEAPOLIS — The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained ...


Grants available to support Minnesota grown specialty crops

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has announced that applications are now open for the 2023 Specialty Crop Block ...

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