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Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. It ... Read more

5 hours ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: New death reported in Faribault County; 8 new deaths statewide

Freeborn County reported seven new COVID-19 cases and one new hospitalization on Sunday. The county has had 2,801 cases since the start of the pandemic. ... Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on ... Read more

24 hours ago by Associated Press.

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson ... Read more

24 hours ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: 7 new cases in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, increasing the number of active cases to 60. The county has had 2,798 cases since the ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

‘We plan to be here for them for some time’

The hard work of the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition has paid off in the form of a new MercyOne clinic set to open in the ... Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

Mayo Clinic workers on the front lines

Employees say they are happy to know they’re helping in some capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic Area resident Deb Wessling had worked as a registered ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Meeting the needs of a congregation

The COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020 impacted churches worldwide, and Albert Lea’s Ascension Lutheran Church was no different.  Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

Keeping spirits up has been a priority at local senior care facilities

When COVID-19 surfaced in 2020, life instantly changed for residents of senior care facilities. Visitors were restricted for much of the year, and staff at ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Helping clients look and feel their best

In a challenging time for many businesses throughout the nation because of COVID-19, Albert Lean Amber Larson is taking her dream and running with it. Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Rihm Kenworth relocates to a newly renovated building

Operating in Albert Lea since 2006, Rihm Kenworth moved to a new location in mid-December to grow the business and expand in space.  Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

‘Developers want to be here’

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the work of the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency in the last year, several major projects are continuing to ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

1st year of Liquor Depot sees success

WELLS — A relocation and relaunch arrived in time for the Wells Liquor Depot to post its best year in 2020. Read more

1 day ago by David Mayberry.

Shifting their business models

There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a number of devastating ways. The effects can be felt all over the local ... Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

The ongoing battle for funding for educating students in area schools

Three schools in the coverage area had operating levy referendums on the ballot in this past November’s election. Of Albert Lea, United South Central and ... Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

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