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Drivers license exam sites reopening, complaints linger

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety plans to have all remaining driver’s license testing stations opened and operational ...


With COVID still lurking, other illnesses add to parent woes

ST. PAUL — It’s a busy morning in Mai Huynh and Christopher Birkholm’s Minneapolis home as they get ...


Supporting a mission of help, healing and hope

WELLS — The nonprofit Five Sisters Project, which serves women and families in crisis, is hosting a fundraiser ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Tigers offense struggles early against Bears

In the penultimate game of the regular season, the Albert Lea football team traveled to Byron Friday night ...

Health Updates

Woman remains positive despite a longtime battle with cancer

An Iowa woman with metastatic breast cancer is reminding women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month it’s never too ...

Construction Updates

Demolition of water tower is slated to be complete next week

Crews continued working this week to take down the central water tower off of Newton Avenue in downtown ...

Arts & Culture

Rock ’n’ Roll all-star concert happening next week in Albert Lea

If you’re looking for a good old rock ’n’ roll show then you’ll want to plan for Friday ...


Gov. Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

ROBBINSDALE — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he’ll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages ...


Administrator’s Corner: Southwest offers more electives than many others

Our school district’s mission is to ensure individual academic, social and emotional growth that leads to engaged citizens ...


Star Class: Learning the basics in a fun way


ALHS women from class of 1951 to meet

Women from the Albert Lea High School class of 1951 will meet 11:30  a.m. Thursday at Wedgewood Cove ...


Duplicate bridge winners announced

The Austin Duplicate Club meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Austin Senior Center. Tuesday’s winners this week were: ...


Standout Student: Bella Hafstad

Age: 12 Parents: Amanda Hafstad and Zach Frank Where are you from? Northfield Favorite teacher of all time ...

Arts & Culture

Confirmation at Trinity Lutheran


ALHS bands to perform concert Monday

The Albert Lea High School Band department will present its first concert of the year on Monday. The ...

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