Education

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

ST. PAUL — Members of Minnesota’s teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Area football and volleyball teams learn section tourney assignments

Section seedings were announced Thursday morning for a number of area football and volleyball teams, giving them a ...

Lake Mills

Bulldogs cruise through second round regionals

After receiving a bye in the first round of the regional tournament, the Lake Mills volleyball team hosted ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis cop gets 57 months in killing of 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report ...

Elections & Campaigns

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor’s rise in Minnesota governor race

WATERTOWN — The small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota’s next governor smiled, leaned into the camera and ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Items stolen from vehicles and other reports

Deputies received a report at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday of a walking stick and a laptop that were taken ...

Albert Lea Tigers

Albert Lea and Austin meet in I-90 rivalry

The Albert Lea football team closed out the regular season at home Wednesday night, hosting the 0-7 Packers ...

Health Updates

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

MINNEAPOLIS — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more ...

News

County board approves sick time for vaccinated employees with breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a revision to the county’s employee COVID-19 response plan ...

Health Updates

Gov. Walz announces new COVID-19 rapid testing sites across Minnesota, including Albert Lea

ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced a further expansion of rapid testing availability at community ...

Health Updates

Freeborn County reports lowest number of new daily cases since late September

Freeborn County reported only seven new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday in the update from health officials, the lowest ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to ...

News

Biden administration move could block Minnesota copper mine

MINNEAPOLIS — The Biden administration dealt a serious blow Wednesday to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Attempted break-in reported and other reports

An attempted break-in was reported at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday at 1015 Jefferson Ave.    Mailbox struck by vehicle ...

Health Updates

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their ...

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