Freeborn County Historical Museum to celebrate 75 years in operation

In 2023 the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village celebrates 75 years of caring for and exhibiting ...


Austin man arrested in fatal hit and run

An Austin man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide following a suspected hit and run late ...


Lake Mills boys’ team competes at state


A.L. boys cross country wins section meet, earns second consecutive state berth

For the second time in as many years, the Albert Lea boys cross country team will represent Section ...


Ward 2 candidate cites experience, fresh ideas for position

An Albert Lea man running for the 2nd Ward Albert Lea City Council seat said he is ready ...


4 Freeborn County administrator finalists announced

Names of the four finalists in the running to become the new Freeborn County administrator were announced Tuesday, ...


Art Center prepares for event to celebrate completion of renovations

Like the plethora of superhero movies that came out to build the backstory before the release of “The ...


Teenager struck and killed by train in Albert Lea

(Update: This story has been updated to reflect the direction the train was traveling. It was traveling northeast.) ...


Woman charged with murder in March overdose case in Austin

An Austin woman is in custody at the Mower County Jail after being charged with murder in connection ...

Arts & Culture

Singer/songwriter raised in Albert Lea releases song honoring military

Jim Komoszewski, known professionally as Jim Anthony, is a singer/songwriter who was raised in Albert Lea and said ...

Mower County

Roadeo highlights transit industry

Over 30 participants came to Austin this past weekend for the 35th annual Minnesota State Bus Roadeo, which ...


Lt. Col. Rodney Schultz, 76

Marshalltown, Iowa Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Peter Schultz, 76, died peacefully on February 27th surrounded by his family at ...


She Shed Tour to make a return

The popular She Shed Tour is returning June 24-25.  The tour is from 4-8 p.m. June 24 and ...


State’s total COVID-19 cases remain the same

No fatalities were reported in the area between Friday morning and Monday morning, and the state’s total number ...


Photos: Staying cool in the pool

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