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Vaccination pace continues to fall

Minnesota has inched above the milestone of 60 percent of state residents 16 and older with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Next ... Read more

3 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota health officials get creative with vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials are trying various strategies in an attempt to get people vaccinated and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Volunteer physicians ... Read more

11 hours ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota Legislature faces tough budget talks in week ahead

MINNEAPOLIS — As the Minnesota Legislature enters the last full week of its 2021 session, lawmakers face long hours of tough negotiations as they seek ... Read more

11 hours ago by Associated Press.

Big Minnesota Lottery winners will get to keep names private

ST. PAUL — Big winners in the Minnesota Lottery will be able to keep their names confidential under a bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Floyd’s brother, nephew react to ex-cops’ federal indictment

HOUSTON — George Floyd’s brother and nephew expressed gratitude Saturday after a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

‘If it could help him in the long run, I was willing to do whatever’

When Jacy Jaeger was pregnant with her now 1-year-old son, Kael, she and her husband found out their new baby had a cleft lip and ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Hawthorne Star Class: Growth, resiliency for kindergarteners

In any given year, the academic, social and emotional growth of students is always a top priority for staff at Hawthorne Elementary School. Supporting those ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

4-H and FFA beef and YQCA Clinic slated

The Worth County Extension Service is inviting and encouraging all North Iowa Area 4-H and FFA Beef Project members to attend an educational beef clinic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Administrator’s Corner: Author conferences in a new way

Albert Lea Area Schools has found a unique way to provide a creative outlet for our students. Due to the pandemic, we were not able ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: Former sheriff dies at Naeve Hospital at 85

Local May 7, 2011: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon hosted an event to support Minnesota National Guard soldiers headed to Kuwait, took place at the Albert ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota marijuana bill heads to House floor vote next week

MINNEAPOLIS — Legislation that would legalize cannabis use for adults and expunge most minor marijuana convictions is expected to head to a full floor vote ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Back on the stage

After more than a year without a theatrical or vocal performance at Albert Lea High School due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will showcase their ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

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