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Lawmakers Cope With Waiting Season As Deadline Looms

A massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett’s office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.

05/08/2015

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Police Hope Ring Will Help Identify Remains Found Near Albert Lea

Authorities hope pictures of a ring may help solve the mystery of a man’s identity. A 10-carat gold ring with a large red stone was found with human remains near Albert Lea on Monday. It was described as resembling a class ring.

04/09/2015

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Albert Lea

Investigators are trying to identify human remains found off the shoulder of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. A landowner in Freeborn County called 911 Monday to report the discovery. The remains were found near a fence along the south side of I-90 near Highway 13.

04/07/2015

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Winter Storm Dumps Snow In Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota is digging out from a winter storm that is pushing across the Plains and Midwest.

02/01/2015

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Police Investigating Shots Fired Into Albert Lea Residences

The Albert Lea Police Department is investigating after multiple shots were fired into occupied residences Wednesday morning.

01/22/2015

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Albert Lea Couple Pass Away Just Two Day Apart

For 67 years of marriage, Myron and Betty Young were inseparable. He was a farmer and she was a probation officer — with a sense of humor. “At their 60th wedding anniversary, somebody said, ‘Wow, 60 years you’ve been married to the same man.’ She says, ‘I know! That’s a long time to wash the same guy’s Fruit of the Looms,'” their daughter Wanda Gwinn said.

01/21/2015

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Missing Albert Lea Boy Found

Albert Lea Police say a 10-year-old boy who had been missing since early Thursday has been located. Anthony Lee Cully was last see early Thursday at the north end of the city.

10/16/2014

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Police Seek Suspects In Albert Lea Hotel Robbery

Authorities in southern Minnesota are looking for two suspects after an armed robbery at a hotel on Monday night. Albert Lea Police received a call at about 11:06 p.m. on a report of an aggravated robbery at the Holiday In Express on the 77000 block of East Main Street.

09/02/2014

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2 Dead In 3-Vehicle Crash On I-35 Near Iowa Border

Two people were killed Wednesday night in a head-on crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 35 near the Iowa border, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on I-35 northbound about one mile north of the Iowa border.

05/29/2014

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Could Take Days Until Southern Minn. Roads Are Safe

Huge snow drifts and blowing snow greeted many as they woke Friday, the day after a blizzard invaded southern Minnesota.

02/21/2014

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Minnesota Man Attempts To Break Bell-Ringing Record

Tuesday is the day for a Minnesota man who has set his sights on a world record with a holiday twist. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

12/03/2013

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Minnesota Man Wants To Break Bell-Ringing Record

One Minnesota man isn’t spending the holidays shopping. Instead, he’s setting his sights on a world record. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours.

11/20/2013

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Police: Albert Lea Burglary Suspect Arrested After Gas Drive-Off

Police in Albert Lea said Wednesday they’ve arrested a man suspected in a weekend burglary after he was in a car involved in a gas drive-off on Tuesday.

10/16/2013

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Man Dies While Duck Hunting In Southern Minnesota

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 5:51 p.m. Saturday on a report that a person had died. The man was found on the northwest corner near a dam on Pickeral Lake. Authorities said the family of the man led them to his body.

09/23/2013

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Albert Lea Man Arrested After Reportedly Holding Hostage In His Home

An Albert Lea man is being held at an adult detention center after he reportedly held a person hostage at his home Friday evening following a dispute.

08/30/2013

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2 Men Unhurt In Southern Minn. Plane Crash

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.

07/17/2013

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Model Ts & Impalas: Blaze Destroys Dozens Of Antique Cars

A warehouse fire in southeastern Minnesota didn’t just destroy property, it destroyed memories. Two warehouses went up in flames in Hollandale Monday afternoon, and one of them stored dozens of valuable antique cars.

07/09/2013

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Police: Juvenile Charged After Stealing Jeep, Boat From Albert Lea Driveway

Police in Albert Lea say they arrested a 17-year-old boy Sunday after he allegedly stole a Jeep and the boat it was towing, and led officers on a not-so-high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood.

07/08/2013

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Mid-May Temps Break 100 In Southern Minnesota

A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.

05/14/2013

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Man Arrested For Attempted Murder In Albert Lea

Authorities said a man was arrested Sunday after attempted murder in southern Minnesota after an altercation at a family event resulted in gunshots being fired.

04/29/2013

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Albert Lea Gun Shop Forced To Stop Selling Firearms

An Albert Lea gun shop that’s been in business for more than 30 years will stop selling firearms next month.

02/28/2013

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Charge: Health Care Worker Stole $4,000 From Vulnerable Adults

A health care worker at REM Woodvale Plain Inc. in Albert Lea, has been accused of stealing more than $4,000 from seven vulnerable adults who the employee took care of between August 2011 and May 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

01/22/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Story Lady’s Dolls

From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls have been popular gifts under Christmas trees for centuries. For one woman in Albert Lea, dolls became part of her passion.

12/25/2012

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Iowa Officials To Shut Down Part Of Interstate 35

Southbound I-35 has been closed from Exit 11 near Albert Lea to the Iowa border due to multiple accidents, and the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

12/20/2012

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Albert Lea Man Sentenced For Child Porn

A 33-year-old Albert Lea man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for possessing approximately 5,700 images of child pornography as well as receiving a video containing similar material.

09/04/2012

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