‘It’s just an unbelievable sport’

Saturday marks the midpoint of Snowmobile Safety Week, arriving just in time for a decent amount of snowfall predicted for the area this weekend.
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Mayo is ready to ramp up COVID vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out, states and hospitals are having to address how slow the rollout has been.
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Editorial Roundup: Silence isn’t representation

While American revolutionaries decried taxation without representation, Minnesota revolutionaries today might cry their Republican members of Congress are offering representation without conversation. Republicans Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber, Jim Hagedorn and Michelle Fischbach have been unwilling to talk to the press, and in effect, unwilling to talk to their constituencies since shortly after the election. When […]
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Senate Report: Always feel free to reach out about what is important to you

2020 was a difficult year for many Minnesotans, but I had the honor of being elected to represent my community as a Minnesota state senator for the first time.
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Margot Robbie hoped to attend 2021 Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival will make a triumphant return this year with major stars like Hollywood A-listers Margot Robbie and Baz Luhrmann on the invite list to walk the…

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Relocating to Queensland? Get in line, Sunshine state builders record four-fold rise in new home enquiries

A building company says the level of inquiry for new homes in south-east Queensland is “phenomenal,” with a mass domestic migration apparently underway to the Sunshine State. Key points: Builders…

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Sibley Avenue to close for gas main repairs

Sibley Avenue will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday from Marshall Street to the Salvation Army parking lot entrance. The closure will be to allow Minnesota Energy Resources to make needed repairs to their gas main and valves in the closure area. Access to businesses on Sibley Avenue will be available […]
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Storage unit vandalized and other reports

A storage unit was reported vandalized at 2:19 a.m. Thursday at 713 Spark Ave.   ER staff member assaulted Police received a report at 6:24 a.m. Thursday of a Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea emergency room staff member who was reportedly assaulted by a patient.   Hit-and-run reported A hit-and-run crash was reported […]
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Minnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December with pandemic rules in place

Minnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December as a spike in coronavirus cases prompted the state to place restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and some other businesses. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that Minnesota’s unemployment rate still inched downward in December, to 4.4 percent. That’s down from 4.5 percent in November. But […]
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Albert E. Horrocks

Albert Edward Horrocks, 93, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Senior Prairie Cottages in Albert Lea from cancer. Albert was born on January 20, 1927 in Hamilton, ON to Edward and Mary Jane (Roberts) Horrocks. He was raised in Hamilton, ON and lived there until 1950, when he married his first wife, Evelyn (Lafferty) […]
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