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Behind the scenes in response in a year with many emergencies

When Freeborn County Emergency Management Director Rich Hall began his emergency response in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, little did he ... Read more

7 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Recreational coordinator served in similar role in Owatonna

Albert Lea’s Parks and Recreation Department welcomed a new recreational coordinator in mid-June. Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Reports.

‘People are ready to hear live music again’

The Oak Ridge Boys are set to return for their seventh concert at the Freeborn County Fair next Wednesday with something for every member of ... Read more

7 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Dornink shares thoughts on 1st legislative session

When Minnesota Sen. Gene Dornink (R-27) first entered the Senate Chamber at the Minnesota Capitol, he was overwhelmed with the sense of history it represented. Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Bolstering the pheasant population

On Wednesday morning a troop of IJ Holton Intermediate School students attending summer school took a field trip to a plot of land west of ... Read more

7 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

Effort started to make ‘dementia-friendly’ community

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, partnering with several other organizations in the county, have started a new initiative aimed at supporting individuals with dementia ... Read more

7 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota FFA Foundation accepting nominations

The Minnesota FFA Foundation, in conjunction with AgCountry Farm Credit Services and Compeer Financial, will be accepting nominations to recognize outstanding Agricultural Education teachers during ... Read more

8 hours ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Farmers Market Week will be celebrated at Albert Lea market second week in August

Each year, National Farmers Market week is celebrated the first week in August. However, because this conflicts with our Freeborn County Fair and the events ... Read more

8 hours ago by Submitted.

Duplicate Bridge results

Six tables played Duplicate Bridge Tuesday; players came from Austin, Albert Lea and Rose Creek, starting at noon. Winners were the following: First: Joyce Crowe ... Read more

8 hours ago by Submitted.

BeMobile Verizon giving away school supplies

BeMobile Verizon is excited to announce its eighth annual backpack giveaway. In an effort to support parents as the school year approaches, BeMobile will be ... Read more

8 hours ago by Submitted.

Golden K donates to Semcac

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Daybreakers welcome member

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St. John’s thankful for support

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Farmers market gives away basket of goodies

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Minnesota extends air quality alert until Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has extended an air quality alert until noon Tuesday for the entire state, due to what authorities ... Read more

8 hours ago by Associated Press.

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