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Latest Cops, Courts & Fires

Residents reminded of leaf burning ordinance

Albert Lea Fire Rescue would like to remind residents that it is against city ordinance to burn leaves in town, according to a press release. ... Read more

21 hours ago by Submitted.

1 cited after traffic stop and other reports

Thefts reported A gift card and check were reported stolen from a mailbox at 2:16 p.m. Friday at 209 Morningside Road. A $50 flashlight was ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Burning ban in place in Freeborn County

All fires are now banned in Freeborn County, except for when a variance is granted to reduce the need for fire services during Gov. Tim ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

House egged and other reports

Break-ins reported Police received a report at 9:49 a.m. Thursday of a house that was broken into at 519 Albert Lea St. The break-in occurred ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Building vandalized and other reports

Items stolen from car Police received a report at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday of a vehicle title, Social Security card and birth certificate that were reported ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: March 20-25, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   March 20 Sa Guoi Htoo, 25, 517 Kruger St., Ottumwa, Iowa. Count 1: Driving without a valid license for vehicle ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Bad internet sale reported and other reports

Thefts reported Police received a report at 11:16 a.m. Monday of someone who had her checkbook, keys and jewelry taken from an apartment at 800 ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota Court of Appeals sends PolyMet permit back to the MPCA

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals sent an air-emissions permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine back to state regulators for further review on ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Woman dies in crash in southeastern Freeborn County

A 74-year-old Albert Lea woman died Friday when her vehicle went off the road and submerged in a drainage ditch in southeastern Freeborn County. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

1 arrested after burglary and other reports

Windows broken out A window was reported broken out of a car at 5:07 a.m. Sunday at 1916 Bimelich Lane. A window was reported broken ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Garage a total loss after fire

One garage was a total loss and another was damaged in a fire Thursday morning on Lee Avenue. Albert Lea firefighters and police officers were ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Windows shot out and other reports

Vehicle rummaged through A vehicle was reported rummaged through at 12:52 p.m. Thursday at 104 S. Independence Ave. in Clarks Grove.   Suspicious person reported ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: March 19, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   March 19 Nicole Elaine Ellsworth, 28, 4409 170th Ave., Lakota, Iowa. Count 1: DWI – Operate Motor Vehicle – Alcohol ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Pakistani doctor arrested in Minnesota on terrorism charge

MINNEAPOLIS — A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic research coordinator was arrested Thursday in Minnesota on a terrorism charge, after prosecutors say he told ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Fire reported on abandoned property and other reports

Vehicles rummaged through A vehicle was reported rummaged through at 6:12 a.m. Wednesday at 913 Cedar Ave. Nothing was missing. Police received a report at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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