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Hy-Vee to offer COVID-19 rapid antibody testing

Hy-Vee Inc. will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations on Monday, including in Albert Lea. Patients will receive ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Hawthorne Star Class

The Success Room is new to Hawthorne Elementary this year, and administrators said Tiffany Buchanan and her staff have done an amazing job of supporting ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Trump’s impeachment trial will focus on his attacks on the election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Officials: Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities now believe there is no credible, immediate threat from extremists to Minnesota in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Public Safety ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: New deaths in Freeborn, Mower counties

Minnesota reported 33 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, including one person from both Freeborn and Mower counties. The person from Freeborn County was reportedly between ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Vehicle stolen, recovered and other reports

Albert Lea police received a report of a stolen vehicle at 7:14 a.m. Thursday at 923 S. Fourth Ave. The vehicle was reportedly later discovered ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Recognizing local health care workers

An area bank is paying it forward to health care workers with a new initiative that in turn supports local restaurants.  Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Area schools close because of weather

All area schools are closed today for in-person learning because of weather. Cancellations include Albert Lea Area Schools, Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons, NRHEG, Northwood-Kensett, Lake Mills and ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Residents digging out from snowstorm

Albert Lea residents began digging out Friday from a snowstorm that swept through the area. According to the National Weather Service, Albert Lea had received ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘The citizens of Albert Lea are smiling today’

Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition, MercyOne celebrate groundbreaking on new clinic About 3 1/2 years after a group of residents joined together to fight for health ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Bill introduced to increase penalty for those who attempt to kill police

Roughly one year after Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was shot in the head while responding to a call of a suspicious person, a bill ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Lake Mills dismissing early Thursday

Lake Mills schools will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Thursday due to impending inclement weather. The wrestling meet scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 35 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday out of a total 1,598 new cases across the state, according to the daily update from ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand who’s eligible to get ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

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