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Albert Lea Area Schools to stay in distance learning through end of December

Albert Lea Area Schools announced Wednesday on its website it will continue with distance learning through the end of the first semester because of high ... Read more

3 mins ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Record tied for most deaths in a single day; almost 300 active cases in Freeborn County

Minnesota on Wednesday tied a record for the most deaths in a single day from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. According to the ... Read more

4 hours ago by Staff Reports.

2 arrested for domestic assault and other reports

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Juan Ortega for threats of violence, false imprisonment, gross misdemeanor damage to property and domestic assault at 11:57 a.m. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Bing-Oh! Fall blackout prize claimed

The Bing-Oh! Fall coverall prize was claimed Wednesday morning. Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Hy-Vee recalls 2 vegetable products due to possible listeria

Hy-Vee Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region  due ... Read more

6 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID spread causing ‘surreal’ staffing problems in nursing homes

Long-term care in Minnesota is in dire need of staffing support, industry and public health leaders say. With new COVID-19 cases in the thousands and ... Read more

6 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

U.S. jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy ... Read more

6 hours ago by Associated Press.

Hy-Vee prepares to feed people in need with Thanksgiving meals

All Hy-Vee stores will donate Thanksgiving meals to local families in need this holiday season, according to a press release. More than 260 Hy-Vee and ... Read more

9 hours ago by Submitted.

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Mayo officials: Help decrease surge, burden on hospitals

Mayo Clinic officials are reemphasizing the importance of masking, social distancing and robust hand hygiene in the coming weeks as they anticipate another surge in ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

A new leader at the helm

In his third week as Albert Lea’s new city manager, Ian Rigg is busy getting to know the ins and outs of the city. In ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

It’s more important now than ever to shop local

Different ways to shop locally available amid the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

19 hours ago by Colleen Harrison.

St. Theodore bake sale scheduled

The fifth annual St. Theodore Christmas bake sale will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and from 9 a.m. until gone Dec. 6 ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: Census Bureau reports A.L. at 17,108 population in 1960

Nov. 27, 2010: Freeborn County residents were invited to dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medication at a collection spot on the corner of Newton Avenue ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Albert Lea High School announces first quarter honor rolls

Albert Lea High School releases its first quarter honor rolls. Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

Giving Tuesday event planned in Wells

Our Town USA Community Foundation, Wells Lions Club, Wells Area Food Shelf and Wells Marketplace are partnering to bring holiday cheer to surrounding communities, according ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Reports.

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