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5 things to do this week: Party in the Park, youth business fair and more

What's happening in the area this week?


1 arrested for DWI and other reports

Police arrested Christopher Lee Flo, 38, for second-degree driving while intoxicated at 7:32 a.m. Sunday near Fountain Street ...


Health data roundup: COVID-19 in deer, cannabis-related emergency visits for kids

By Benjamin Clary and Craig Helmstetter, Minnesota Public Radio News This week’s health data round-up includes mainly good news on ...


Minnesota officers on guard for ‘high way’ drivers in new marijuana era

By Brian Bakst, Minnesota Public Radio News Billboards and restaurant bathroom ads are already in circulation: “Drive the ...


‘Systemic racism touches every corner of the United States’

Originally scheduled to end July 28, the “TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today” exhibit has been extended another ...


Sports Memories: VFW season comes to an end

What happened 15, 20 and 50 years ago in area sports?


Northwestern Singers in Austin to dissolve after 70 years

The Board of Directors for the Northwestern Singers has recently announced that the longtime Austin singing group will ...


Across the Pastor’s Desk: God gives us free will to follow

My friend, don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Christianity is based upon love, true love. “For God so loved the ...


Founder of Lutherans in Africa to speak at St. John’s Lutheran Church

All are welcome for a presentation by guest preacher James May at 9 a.m. July 30 at St. ...


Farmers market basket given away


Duplicate bridge results

Duplicate bridge is played at the Austin Senior Center Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with start time at 11:30 a.m. ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court dispositions: Feb. 28-March 3, 2023

Freeborn County District Court Feb. 28 Chase Kenneth Everson, 33, 308 S. Cedar Ave., Owatonna. Count 1: Traffic ...


4 veterans recognized with Quilts of Valor in ceremony

The Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 recognized four individuals with Quilts of Valor Friday afternoon. Quilts of ...


Water tower work continues inside and out

The city of Albert Lea reports the following project updates this week: New downtown water tower: Crews are ...


1 arrested for controlled substance, stolen property and other reports

Police held Evan Douglas Fure, 20, on an arrest and detain hold and arrested Gilson Patrick Pina, 23, ...

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