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Dredging project left out of House bonding bill

Funding for the final phase of dredging on Fountain Lake was not included in the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee’s bonding bill released Monday, the ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations, hospitalizations rising across state

There’s no doubt Minnesota is seeing another COVID-19 wave. The questions that can’t be answered exactly right now are — how long will it last ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota asks providers to halt Johnson & Johnson shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota officials told healthcare providers around the state Tuesday to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid fears the shots ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

What will happen with the 2021 Freeborn County Fair?

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed the impact COVID-19 restrictions could have on the county fair board’s ability to have a financially ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota police chief, cop quit after Black driver’s death

BROOKLYN CENTER — A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Possible identity theft reported and other reports

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone had fraudulently filed for unemployment using someone else’s identity at 7:09 a.m. Monday. Deputies received ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

17 inducted as honorees on Albert Lea High School Wall of Inspiration

After being forced to postpone last year’s ceremony due to COVID-19, Albert Lea’s Wall of Inspiration was back Monday night, inducting 17 more members.  Started ... Read more

2 days ago by Tyler Julson.

Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun

BROOKLYN CENTER — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Council approves $200K loan to MercyOne

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved a $200,000 loan with MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center through the city’s state economic development revolving loan ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Worth County passes commercial wind moratorium

The Worth County Board of Supervisors passed a "temporary moratorium" on commercial wind projects in the county on Monday, though it's unclear what effect it ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

City Council approves reopening guidelines

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved requirements for reopening city buildings, with the goal of expanded services by May 10 in adherence with ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘We’re going to get through it’

WELLS — The morning of Feb. 24, Dawn Navara, owner of Jake's Pizza in Wells, went into the restaurant a couple hours before opening time ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games following police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Timberwolves postponed games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

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