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Albert Lea Area Schools would like to thank our local businesses who supported our work-based learning programs this school year.  Students from our diversified occupations,... [Read More]
The Republican Party had a proud history as a party of principles and ideas. It has contributed to the debate of ideas to solve the... [Read More]
Albert Lea City Manager David Todd submitted his resignation last week, Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen Jr. announced Tuesday at the close of the Albert... [Read More]
The Albert Lea City Council on Tuesday designated $150,000 to go toward a forgivable loan program set up to provide relief to small businesses affected... [Read More]
The Albert Lea City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to close the city pool for the 2020 season.  Assistant City Manager Jerry Gabrielatos said Gov. Tim... [Read More]
Navigating the federal bureaucracy is a very difficult thing to do expediently, and efforts made by Congressman Hagedorn certainly have not gone unnoticed. Since he... [Read More]
The job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in southeast Minnesota have exposed the core weakness of our employer-based health insurance system — no job,... [Read More]
While the Legislature was not able to pass a bonding bill during regular session, they still have an opportunity to create a bonding bill in... [Read More]
In the most recent executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz over the weekend, churches and other places of worship are allowed to open their... [Read More]
Police arrested Marco Antonio Posada, 43, for alleged burglary, assault and harassment restraining order violation on Sunday after receiving a report at 12:51 a.m. Saturday... [Read More]
The Democratic Farmer Labor Party announced Sunday it endorsed Dan Feehan as candidate for the 1st District congressional seat of the U.S. House of Representatives.... [Read More]
There will be a drive-thru Ruby's Pantry from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Assembly of God Church, 1540 S. Shore Drive in Albert... [Read More]
Mental Health Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health concerns and conditions in the community, according to a press release. During... [Read More]
May 29, 1980: A tornado struck Freeborn County south of Glenville, and heavy rain, hail and high winds caused widespread damage throughout the southern half... [Read More]
The offices of Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce and the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency opened to the public Tuesday, according to a press... [Read More]
There is only one side to every issue and other opinions are all wrong! If I said that about President Trump, Democrats would be all... [Read More]
Southeast Minnesota Realtors members raised $1,585 for the backpack food program at Albert Lea Area Schools, according to a press release. With the stay-at-home directive... [Read More]
I took half a day off last week to get most of my garden planted at the Brookside community gardens. Though it felt a little... [Read More]
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is planning to treat two areas in southeast Minnesota — one near Hokah in Houston County and another near Oak... [Read More]
Local small business CEOs are considering a common question right now. How do I bring my business back to life again? We have started the... [Read More]
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