What you need to know about the upcoming primary election

The primary election will take place Tuesday, though most of Albert Lea’s small townships and cities opted to go with mail ballots for the election. Precincts will be open in the city of Albert Lea, Freeman Township and Riceland Township from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in Hayward Township and Newry Township from 10 […]
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Editorial: Be vigilant against scam attempts of all varieties

Numerous times every year we write stories on scams that are making the rounds. Either these tips come to us from law enforcement, who push the information to us, or they come in from citizens who are reporting what they’ve heard or even that they were targets of a scam. Often these scams will come […]
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Bateman to forgo remaining eligibility to focus on 2021 draft

University of Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman announced today that he is forgoing his remaining eligibility at Minnesota to focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. Bateman played in 26 games for Minnesota and in two years solidified himself as one of the best receivers ever to wear the Maroon and Gold. He ends his […]
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Vikings-Raiders trade rescinded after PJ Hall fails physical exam

LAS VEGAS — The trade that sent defensive tackle P.J. Hall from Las Vegas to Minnesota for a conditional draft pick has been negated after Hall failed a physical with the Vikings. Minnesota had agreed Monday to send a conditional seventh-round pick in 2021 to the Raiders for Hall. The Vikings sent him back to […]
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FOOTY FACTS FRIDAY Our list of esteemed club captains is below. We’ve had only …

FOOTY FACTS FRIDAY Our list of esteemed club captains is below. We’ve had only 2 captains perform in the role for 2 or more years. Grant Rovelli was club captain…

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The show must go on

Freeborn County 4-H’ers are descending on the county fairgrounds this week for untraditional livestock shows amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Happy Friday A little rainy today…..What a perfect day to wear your favourit…

Happy Friday A little rainy today…..What a perfect day to wear your favourite (appropriate for school)jeans!! Don’t forget your gold coin donation to help find a cure for genetic illnesses….

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Evelyn M. Nielsen

Evelyn M. (Heskett) Nielsen was born on April 24, 1942, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the daughter of Ray and Martha (Jensen) Heskett. Evelyn died on Tuesday, August 4, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Richland, MN. She was 78. Evelyn’s favorite pastime was spending time with children and grandchildren and attending their events. She loved […]
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Daily COVID-19 update: All but 1 area counties report new cases

All but one area counties reported new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County reported two new cases, increasing the county’s cumulative count to 358. One of the new cases is in their 40s and one person is in their 50s, according to the […]
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Building, vehicles spray-painted and other reports

Police received a report at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday of a work truck that was reported spray-painted at 1211 Swanhill Drive.  Police received a report at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday of a building and cars that were spray-painted at 408 S. First Ave.    Thefts reported Police received a report at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday of someone who […]
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