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2 injured in separate crashes in Freeborn County

Two people from Austin were taken to the hospital after separate crashes in Freeborn County Friday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the first ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Walz proposes drought relief for farmers

DFL Gov. Tim Walz is proposing a $10 million relief package for farmers harmed by this year’s drought conditions. Read more

3 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

New group for those with memory concerns and their care partners to kick off Monday

Through the help of the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, community partners and a grant from Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA), Freeborn ... Read more

6 hours ago by Submitted.

Restoring the landmark Itasca Rock Garden

Piece by piece, as if they were putting together a large puzzle, two conservators are restoring the landmark Itasca Rock Garden to its original grandeur. Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Construction update: The latest on area road projects

The contractor started work this week on installation of a culvert near 197th Street and Interstate 35 and peeling back the top soil along the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Offense struggles as KoMets beat Tigers on Homecoming

Albert Lea capped off its homecoming week with the tall task of taking on No. 8-ranked Kasson-Mantorville Friday night in a Section 1AAAA matchup.  Despite ... Read more

2 days ago by Tyler Julson.

4th year of dredging complete; district looks to secure funds for rest

The fourth year of dredging on Fountain Lake concluded Tuesday with just under 300,000 cubic yards of sediment removed this year. Shell Rock River Watershed ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Court Dispositions: Sept. 1-6, 2021

Freeborn County District Court The Tribune publishes all convictions where the financial obligation to the court is $180 or greater, or resulted in jail time, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Big Island Rendezvous print now available

The 2021 Big Island Rendezvous & Festival print celebrating the 34th year of the historical event has been created by artist Eloise Adams. The print ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Hawthorne Star Class: Meeting students where they’re at

Starting off the school year in Sunny Kline’s first-grade classroom is a balance between introducing academics but also Responsive Classroom components around social/emotional strategies that ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Woman attends National Council of Catholic Women convention

Katie Koziolek, of Freeborn, from the St. Casimir’s parish in Wells, was a delegate to the 101st anniversary convention of the National Council of Catholic ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Eagles Auxiliary scholarship given

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2 days ago by Submitted.

Administrator’s Corner: Online academy offers opportunities

Administrator’s Corner by John Double This year is the inaugural year for the Albert Lea Online Academy. The Albert Lea Area Schools recognized that there ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

High school Standout Students

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2 days ago by Submitted.

Albert Lea Homecoming king and queen crowned

The Albert Lea High School Homecoming king and queen were crowned Friday afternoon during a ceremony in the auditorium. Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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