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Family purchases former Pheasant Links property

After many years of being owned by Diamond Jo Casino, the land formerly known as Pheasant Links has reopened to the public as Good Shot ... Read more

3 hours ago by Tyler Julson.

Guests to speak on issues pertinent to Israel

What’s happened, happening and going to happen in Israel and what does it  have to do with us? At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

Duplicate bridge results

Players from Albert Lea, Austin and Rose Creek  formed six tables for duplicate bridge on Tuesday, starting at noon. Winners were the following: • First: ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

4th of July Car Show winners

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4 hours ago by Submitted.

Freeborn County commissioner, family in crash; 1 taken to hospital

An Albert Lea woman was injured Friday morning in a crash in Aitkin County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Victoria Thresa Edwin, 63, was ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of the air quality

By Laurel Poole, Minnesota Public Radio News As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of air quality The thick wildfire smoke ... Read more

7 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta ... Read more

8 hours ago by Associated Press.

Labor agreements reached for thousands of state employees

ST. PAUL — Thousands of state employees in Minnesota would get a raise and a new paid holiday if labor contract agreements are finalized. Minnesota’s ... Read more

8 hours ago by Associated Press.

1 arrested for DWI after crash

Police arrested Thomas Casimir Dziura, 61, for driving while intoxicated after he reportedly ran into a parked car at 9:40 p.m. Thursday near the intersection ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Big Ten says schools will decide on COVID-19 protocols

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place ... Read more

19 hours ago by Associated Press.

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge ... Read more

19 hours ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea man charged with criminal sexual conduct of teen

An Albert Lea man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct tied to alleged sexual assaults of a teenage girl over a two-year span. Matthew ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea man sentenced to 11 years in prison in federal meth trafficking case

An Albert Lea man was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy with another man from ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Vehicles broken into, items taken and other reports

Fishing equipment was reported taken from a truck at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at 1710 Canary Drive. The theft occurred overnight.  Two $50 cosmetic masks were ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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