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Defense attorney argues anew to move trial of ex-officers in George Floyd’s killing

The defense attorney for one of the former police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing is arguing that the trial should be moved from Minneapolis ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

District 27A candidates face off in forum

District 27A candidates on Tuesday shared opinions on everything from agriculture and the COVID-19 pandemic to priorities for the upcoming legislative session and whether to ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

County board approves CARES Act spending

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved various expenditures to be paid for out of the county’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

5 things to do this week

1. MatsonStrong drive-thru celebration Waseca Officer Arik Matson came home to Freeborn on Monday, nine months after suffering a gunshot wound to the head while on ... Read more

2 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

Working to save more lives

Freeborn Fire Department hopes to get second LUCAS CPR machine Read more

2 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

This Week in History: Vigil held for Jacob Wetterling in Albert Lea on 1-year anniversary of disappearance

Oct. 22, 1990: A candlelight vigil for Jacob Wetterling was held at Zion Lutheran Church. Wetterling was abducted at gunpoint one year earlier near St. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Court Dispositions: Oct. 15-19, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   Oct. 15 Erik Gamino, 19, 611 10th Ave. NW, Austin. Count 1: Driver’s license – driving without a valid license ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

DNR confiscated equipment auction planned

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold its second and final auction of confiscated fishing, hunting and trapping equipment Saturday, according to a press ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MnDOT offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

NAMI plans state conference on mental health challenges

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota will hold its state conference virtually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, according to a press release. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Albert Lea graduate achieves life membership in MDRT

Bruce M. Lutz, LUTCF, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, achieved life membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table organization, a coveted career milestone that marks ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Hunters urged to submit samples in CWD areas

Minnesota deer hunters should be aware of chronic wasting disease regulations and sampling as they plan ahead for upcoming deer seasons, including the opening weekend ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Republicans pledge to lift COVID restrictions if elected

Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are pledging to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, churches and schools if they’re put in charge next year. Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

AP review finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 13th Mower County death reported; hospitalizations continue rising

Mower County reported its 13th COVID-19 death on Tuesday as over 1,000 new cases were reported across the state. According to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

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