Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands, but even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of the president, the event has drawn controversy and protests. Trump is expected to […]
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Police hunt for Canterbury man classed as a ‘danger to the public’

Police are urgently searching for a Canterbury man who is thought to be a danger to the public. Jamie Lee Mackay, 28, has two warrants for his arrest and numerous…

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Canadian sports TV host reveals his one-month-old daughter Oakland has been kidnapped – Daily Mail

Canadian sports TV host Dan O’Toole has said that his one-month-old daughter Oakland has been kidnapped.   O’Toole, the co-host of TV show SportsCentre with Jay and Dan on TSN, made…

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‘On a really hot day there’s just nothing better’

Snow cone business finding success in Albert Lea
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A look back at former Independence Day parades in Albert Lea

Parades have been an important part of Albert Lea’s Independence Day celebrations for many years, with evidence of parades taking place even back in the 1880s, according to records from the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Albert Lea’s traditional Third of July Parade was canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the past […]
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Fireworks scheduled in Northwood, Scarville

For residents looking to enjoy some fireworks and other festivities on the Fourth of July, Northwood is having a smaller scale version of its typical holiday festivities. According to the Northwood Area Chamber of Commerce website, a softball tournament is slated to kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday in Swensrud Park, and a parade is […]
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Amy Klobuchar: Protecting seniors during the pandemic

Coronavirus has changed just about everything about our lives, but for our nation’s seniors, the toll of this virus has been particularly devastating. Those over 65 account for the vast majority of Americans who have died from coronavirus, with estimates indicating that eight out of 10 people in our country who have lost their lives are seniors.
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Local student awarded scholarship for classics

The Gustavus Adolphus Honors Day presentation awarded Solveig Stafford, who completed her sophomore year at Gustavus Adolphus College this spring, with the Professor J.A. and Hilda Youngquist, Adeline Andreen and Ruth Youngquist Memorial Scholarship, which is an endowed scholarship given to an outstanding classics major as nominated by the faculty, according to a press release.  […]
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Inflammatory condition affecting children surfaces in Minnesota

Thirteen Minnesota children have been found to have a worrisome inflammatory condition believed to be related to COVID-19, state officials said Wednesday. Multi-system inflammatory syndrome was confirmed in the children, who developed symptoms between mid-May and mid-June; their average age was 5, and most had no prior medical problems, Dr. Ruth Lynfield, the state’s epidemiologist, […]
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Milburn N. Nelson

Milburn (Mel) Nedren Nelson, 93, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 26, 2020 at the family home in Albert Lea, surrounded by his family. Milburn was born to Nels and Tillie (Walker) Nelson on August 17, 1926, in Bricelyn, MN. Milburn attended high school in Alden, MN. He met his wife, Phyllis, while employed at Queen […]
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