2 file for Albert Lea school board; filing ends Tuesday

Two men filed for Albert Lea school board last week. Filing remains open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, and there are three open seats on the board, with current terms ending in January for board members Angie Hanson, Ken Petersen and Neal Skaar. Thus far, Skaar, of rural Hayward, w as one of the two people […]
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In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink. The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to save the U.S. economy, and lessons from the Great Recession are now punctuating the coronavirus talks. With Republicans again balking at big government bailouts, the Democrats believe they have the leverage, forcing […]
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Voters get their chance to weigh in Tuesday in Minnesota’s primary

An election and another special session are on tap for this week. 
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Jeanette Weydert

Jeanette B. (Staloch) Weydert passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the New Richland Care Center at age 87. Jeanie was born September 19, 1932 in Faribault County, MN to Andrew and Clara (Sonnek) Staloch. She grew up in the Wells area, and graduated from Freeborn High School. She received her LPN certificate from Mankato […]
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Moonquakes and marsquakes: How we peer inside other worlds – Horizon magazine

On Earth, we can feel and see the often terrifying results of the tectonic plates shifting beneath our feet. As they grind together, they generate earthquakes that produce seismic waves…

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Melbourne’s second coronavirus shutdown sees businesses closing for good – ABC News

Steve Pace spent the best part of a decade building a mini business empire in Port Melbourne. Key points: KPMG estimates that Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions will cost the construction…

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Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties report no new cases

Freeborn County reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the daily update from local and state officials. The county’s total case count remains at 359, and there are five active cases in the county, according to the Freeborn County Public Health Department. No one is hospitalized. The following were the reports […]
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Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

STURGIS, S.D. — The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren’t many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. The scene Saturday at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was familiar to veterans of the event, with throngs […]
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Judge orders release of body camera video in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge ordered the release of body camera footage recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill ruled Friday the that videos from the body cameras of Thomas Lane and J. Kueng taken on the night Floyd died will be made publicly available, though it is […]
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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. At his private country […]
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