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Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer hit Albert Lea for an early visit

Children attending Thursday’s event were given candy canes and got to see live reindeer and wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Read more

1 month ago by Colleen Harrison.

Albert Lea hockey turns to a new fundraiser

Calendar highlights heroes in the Albert Lea community Read more

1 month ago by Tyler Julson.

Holiday events to ring in the season

Two holiday events are planned for Albert Lea this week to ring in the season while respecting COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. The first event is a ... Read more

1 month ago by Colleen Harrison.

5 things to do this week

1. Christmas lights cruise The Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation has organized a Christmas lights car cruise starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants are encouraged ... Read more

1 month ago by Colleen Harrison.

Albert Lea American Legion members brighten days of veterans, auxiliary ladies with annual gifts of poinsettias

Members of the Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 and the Albert Lea American Legion Riders this week delivered holiday cheer to veterans and Legion ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

United Way starts holiday lights contest

As United Way of Freeborn County launches its annual campaign, it has added a new fundraiser to the mix that hopes to brighten everyone’s holidays. ... Read more

2 months ago by Colleen Harrison.

‘We’re so grateful for all the local shopping’

Black Friday offers beacon of hope to area stores Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

mayo clinic albert lea

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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘Time will tell how it turns out’

Albert Lea business owners brace for another round of closures Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

MPPOA presents new car, $25K to Arik Matson and family

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, in partnership with Dave Syverson Ford Lincoln, presented Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson with a brand new 2020 ... Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Julson.

First responders battle increased COVID-19 cases, protecting staff

Albert Lea first responders are again implementing stricter safety precautions amongst their own staff as they begin to feel the effects of increased COVID-19 cases ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘They get these wonderful gifts’

Operation Christmas Child efforts continue despite virus Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Project at NRHEG elementary school encourages gratitude

ELLENDALE — Led by fourth and fifth graders, students at NRHEG elementary school are taking part in an initiative to spread positivity throughout the school ... Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Veterans Day ceremony takes place in Albert Lea

While the indoor portion of the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Albert Lea had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor portion ... Read more

2 months ago by Colleen Harrison.

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