COVID-19 update: 1st day in 6 months with no new cases in county

For the first time in more than six months, Freeborn County reported no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The last time there was a day with no new cases reported was Nov. 6. At that time, the county had only had 903 cumulative cases and 51 people who had been hospitalized. Now the county has […]
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LeMoyne L. Kraushaar

LeMoyne Leslie Kraushaar, age 87, of Hackensack, Minnesota, died Friday, May 7, 2021 in Austin. LeMoyne was born to George and Dora (Klukow) Kraushaar on November 20, 1933 in Austin, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm near Oakland. Upon graduating from Austin High School in 1951, LeMoyne began working full time on the […]
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Prospects of on-time finish for Legislature dim

One week from Monday, time runs out on the Legislature’s regular session, and hopes of an on-time finish are fading fast. 
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Minnesota to get $200M more than expected in federal aid

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s state government will get about $200 million more than it was expecting under President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package, and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz expressed hope Monday that new guidelines over how states can spend the aid might help speed up the slow pace of negotiations over the state’s next budget. The legislative session is […]
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Break-ins reported, items taken and other reports

A shed was reported broken into at 2:12 p.m. Thursday at 26921 675th Ave., Alden. Tools were missing.  Power tools and miscellaneous items were reported taken at 4:14 p.m. Thursday from a building site on 675th Avenue in Alden.  A building was reported broken into at 9:01 a.m. Saturday at 208 S. Ermina Ave. Damage […]
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Malaysia locks down for a third time as coronavirus cases surge

Malaysia has imposed a third nationwide lockdown, as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and highly infectious variants that the government said are testing its health system….

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MSHS BAKE OFF CUP CAKE CHALLENGE Step 1: Make a batch of MSHS famous cup cakes…

MSHS BAKE OFF CUP CAKE CHALLENGE Step 1: Make a batch of MSHS famous cup cakes (recipe below) Step 2: Decorate in any way with icing, chocolate, sprinkles, gel or…

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Freeborn County Fair is back on

The Freeborn County Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Monday morning announced that the 2021 Freeborn County Fair will proceed without limitations. The fair will be Aug. 3 through Aug. 8. The decision came after Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday reduced several COVID restrictions, including ending the masking requirements […]
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Vaccination pace continues to fall

Minnesota has inched above the milestone of 60 percent of state residents 16 and older with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Next up: the 70-percent mark that Gov. Tim Walz has linked to the end of remaining statewide mask mandates. Walz said last week that he’ll drop those face covering rules on […]
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Minnesota health officials get creative with vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials are trying various strategies in an attempt to get people vaccinated and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Volunteer physicians are working with a brewery in St. Paul on a pop-up event that rewards those who get shots with a free beer. Vaccinations are being offered in the downtown bus […]
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