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The show must go on

Freeborn County 4-H'ers are descending on the county fairgrounds this week for untraditional livestock shows amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: All but 1 area counties report new cases

All but one area counties reported new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Building, vehicles spray-painted and other reports

Police received a report at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday of a work truck that was reported spray-painted at 1211 Swanhill Drive.  Police received a report at ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

ST. PAUL — Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Clarks Grove man finishes 100-mile walking fundraiser (with video)

CLARKS GROVE — Mickey Nelson crosses the finish line Wednesday afternoon after walking 100 miles over the summer for his 100th birthday. Nelson set the ... Read more

3 days ago by Tyler Julson.

STDs on the rise in Minnesota

State health officials are concerned about an increase in cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea among Minnesotans. Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Motor Inn, Chevrolet of Albert Lea merge

Motor Inn Co. and Chevrolet of Albert Lea announced Wednesday they have merged. The Buick and GMC brands have moved to the Chevrolet dealership on ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties report new cases

Three area counties reported new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while two did not have any new cases, according to the daily update from the Minnesota ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Voters sue Walz to block face masks at Minnesota polls

MINNEAPOLIS — A group of voters sued Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials on Tuesday to try to block a requirement that voters wear ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Man arrested after traffic stop and other reports

Police arrested Chase Kenneth Everson, 30, for third-degree test refusal, driving after revocation and possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia after a ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

5 things to do this week

In honor of what would have been the week of the Freeborn County Fair, the Albert Lea Family Y is hosting food vendors this week ... Read more

4 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

Hy-Vee stores now accept SNAP/EBT cards as payment for grocery pickup ordering

Hy-Vee Inc. announced Tuesday that all of its store locations that offer Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery pickup now accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Woman wants new coffee shop to be ‘a hub of activity’

LAKE MILLS — Kelly Gau said Lake Mills has needed a coffee shop for a while. So she decided to do something about it. Read more

4 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

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