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Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen’s Overdose Death

A 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.

08/26/2015

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Officials: Confederate Flag Fire Truck Incident Still Under Investigation

Remember the southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter who was suspended for flying a Confederate flag during a parade? Hartland city leaders say the issue remains under investigation, basically because officials have met just one time about it since it happened.

08/15/2015

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Firefighter May Lose Job After Flying Confederate Flag

A small-town firefighter may lose his job after flying the Confederate flag from a firetruck during a parade in Albert Lea.

07/06/2015

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Man Talks Of Flying Confederate Flag At Albert Lea Parade

A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea.

07/05/2015

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Minn. Firefighter Suspended After Flying Confederate Flag During Parade

There may be repercussions from the parade Friday in southern Minnesota where a Confederate battle flag was flown from a participating fire truck.

07/05/2015

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Police: Gas Station Cashier Robbed, Assaulted In Albert Lea

Albert Lea police are looking for two men who robbed a gas station and assaulted an employee Friday night. Police says two men entered the Mileage Gas Station on the 1300 block of Front Street West at about 10 p.m. while wearing ski masks.

05/30/2015

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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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