Alden-Conger to transition back to distance learning

Alden-Conger Public School announced Thursday students in sixth through 12th grades will switch to distance learning starting Nov. 10 amidst rising COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County. The county’s numbers have grown from 13.43 cases per 10,000 people Oct. 15, to 16.05 cases as of Oct. 22, and 22.6 cases in the new numbers being released […]
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U.S. Senate candidate Lewis out of hospital after 2-night stay

MINNEAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota was released from a hospital Wednesday afternoon following a two-night stay for emergency internal hernia surgery, the campaign said in a release. The statement said Lewis needed “a little time to fully recover” and was not specific about whether her would resume campaigning. Lewis, a […]
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Knights continue dominance

ALDEN — Looking to continue its reign of dominance, the Alden-Conger volleyball team hosted Martin County West Tuesday night in a Section 2A and Valley Conference showdown. The Mavericks proved to be no match for the Knights, however, as Alden-Conger went on to win the match in straight sets 3-0. The Knights cruised in their […]
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‘It doesn’t feel like work when you’re having fun’

Albert Lea woman opens new salon in former barbershop
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Mayo Health System reinstates visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in southeast Minnesota

As COVID-19 cases in Minnesota continue to rise, officials at Mayo Clinic Health Systems have reinstated visitor restrictions on its southeast Minnesota hospitals. The announcement came one day after Dr. Deepi Goyal, Mayo Clinic Health System regional chairman of clinical practice, said Mayo was looking at restricting visitors to the clinics in response to COVID-19 […]
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Court to hear challenge to Minnesota mailed ballot extension

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday was set to hear a challenge to Minnesota’s seven-day extension for counting absentee ballots after Election Day, which the Republican plaintiffs argue could lead to thousands of votes received after Nov. 3 being disqualified and the election being thrown into chaos. In their appeal of a […]
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Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move – Science Daily

An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world’s beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century.The claim was made by European researchers…

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Rare blue moon will appear over Lancashire on Halloween – the best time to seen it – Lancs Live

Stargazing fans in Lancashire will be in for a treat this Halloween with a rare blue moon set to appear. The phenomenon will appear this Saturday (October 31) and you…

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Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially […]
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3-year-old airlifted to Rochester after Saturday hit-and-run in Austin

AUSTIN — A three-year-old Austin boy suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run Saturday. According to Austin Police Department reports, the boy was struck at around 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of First Street and Third Avenue SW in Austin. The driver of the vehicle reportedly did not stop […]
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