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More than 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County for 2nd day in a row

Mower County reported more than 20 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday for a second day in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Glenville-Emmons holds alternative graduation ceremony

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local communities, many area high schools decided to postpone their graduation ceremonies to later into the summer. Glenville-Emmons, ... Read more

4 days ago by Tyler Julson.

Goyal: ‘Masks, social distancing necessary as state reopens’

With the state starting to lift restrictions on businesses, health care professionals are urging people to continue practicing appropriate measures to prevent the spread of ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Albert Lea Memorial Day ceremony to look different than in the past

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea will not take place, but organizers are shifting their ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Howland files for 3rd Ward re-election

Jason Howland has filed for re-election to the 3rd Ward Albert Lea City Council seat. Howland, 46, said he has enjoyed his first four years ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

27A Rep. Bennett files for re-election

Peggy Bennett filed this week for re-election for the District 27A representative seat. Bennett, 61, a former longtime first-grade teacher, was first elected in 2014 ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

1 injured while cleaning gun and other reports

Theft reported License plates were reported stolen off of a vehicle at 11:06 p.m. Thursday at 2110 Y.H. Hanson Ave.   1 injured while cleaning ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: May 11-20, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   May 11 Christian James Erickson, 27, 7603 W. 14th St., St. Louis Park. Count 1: Speed 70 zone 99/70. Fees ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

I-35 Albert Lea rest area temporarily closed for repairs

The northbound Interstate 35 Albert Lea Rest Area is temporarily closed because of a water pump failure, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

No-contact pickup will be available at Albert Lea Public Library

No-contact pickup will be available at Albert Lea Public Library starting Tuesday, according to a press release. Checkouts will be limited to library material; inter-library ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Officials: Counterfeit oxycodone caused 3 overdoses; 1 man dies

MANKATO — Officials say one man has died and two others are recovering from an overdose of counterfeit oxycodone pills in Mankato. The city’s Department ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

MnDOT urges Minnesotans to stay safe this holiday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages all motorists who choose to travel during the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend to focus on safety when driving ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Administrator’s Corner: Lessons learned during COVID-19 pandemic will help later in life

Much has been said about the 2019-20 school year being historic because of the pandemic. It truly was. As superintendent of Albert Lea Area Schools, I ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Online mental health support groups continue to be available

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota sponsors a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

County designates $150K for program to help small businesses hurt by COVID-19

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Friday approved designating $150,000 to a new forgivable loan program meant for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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