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Screaming Baby Saves Emmons Family From Fire, Explosion

A Southern Minnesota family is counting its blessings this Mother’s Day weekend for a tiny hero.


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Charges: Man Accused Of Having 2 Wives In Minnesota

Wayne Allen Demay is charged with bigamy in connection with the case. He told police he was drunk at his first wedding and does not remember getting married.


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Prep Blog: Weekend’s Top Match-Ups Around The State

It’s a great time of year to be a high school sports fan. Every game is getting a little more important, every meet that much more crucial.


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1 In Critical Condition In Snow Plow-Train Collision

A crash involving a snow plow and a train is being investigated.


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Judges Kick Wind Farm Case To Wis. Supreme Court

A panel of appellate judges has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether state regulators properly approved a huge wind farm in southern Minnesota.


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Teen Who Killed Family Dog Sentenced

An Albert Lea teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his family’s dog was sentenced to 90 to 120 days in an out-of home placement.


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Charges: St. Paul Man Kills 1, Blinds Wife In Stabbing

A St. Paul man faces charges of murder and attempted murder after allegedly slitting a man’s throat and stabbing his wife in the eyes, leaving her blind and seriously wounded.


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Police Identify Woman Stabbed In St. Paul

The 40-year-old woman stabbed Saturday in St. Paul has been identified as Paw Pree.


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Mission To Iraq: Albert Lea Guard In Action

Soldiers from the companies of Delta and Bravo were preparing Sunday afternoon for a quick mission into Iraq.


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Teen Charged With Killing Family Dog

An Albert Lea teen is expected in court Monday on accusations he killed his family’s Chihuahua with a brick.


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Minn. Teen Accused Of Killing Family’s Chihuahua

An Albert Lea teen is accused of using a brick to crush the head of his family’s Chihuahua.


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Phones Back To Normal In Albert Lea After Outage

A phone outage in southern Minnesota is causing problems for local authorities near Albert Lea Thursday night.


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Ex-Freeborn Co. Commissioner Sentenced For Fraud

A former Freeborn County commissioner who ran a real estate closing company has been sentenced for stealing nearly $1 million from escrow accounts.


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Minn. Man Drowns While Swimming At Iowa Campground

Authorities have released the name of a Minnesota man who drowned at an Iowa campground.d.


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Ex-Albert Lea City Manager Gets 90 Days Monitoring

Former Albert Lea City Manager Jim Norman has been sentenced to 90 days electronic home monitoring and five years probation for using the city-issued credit card for personal purchases.


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Former Albert Lea City Manager Found Guilty

Former Albert Lea City Manager Jim Norman says he plans to appeal a jury’s guilty verdict on seven counts tied to misusing the city-issued credit card for personal purchases.


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Trial For Albert Lea City Manager To Start Monday

The trial for the former city manager Albert Lea starts on Monday in southern Minnesota.


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Ex-Freeborn County Commissioner Guilty Of Fraud

A former Freeborn County commissioner who ran a real estate closing company has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from escrow accounts.


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Albert Lea Couple Saved From Fire By Neighbors

An Albert Lea couple escaped an early morning house fire thanks to some quick thinking neighbors.


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Semi Rolls Spilling Cattle On Interstate 90

A semi traveling in southern Minnesota rolled over Thursday morning, spilling livestock onto the interstate.


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Police Investigate After Albert Lea Woman Found Dead

Officers from the Albert Lea Police Department are investigating, after a 34-year-old woman was found dead.


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Authorities: 2 Dead Bodies Found In SE Minn. Town

Authorities are investigating after two dead bodies were discovered in a house in Blooming Prairie, Minn. on Tuesday morning, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.


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2nd Nursing Home Worker Sentenced For Abuse

A former aide accused of sexually and psychologically humiliating residents of an Albert Lea nursing home has been sentenced after making a plea deal.


City Manager Accused of Credit Card Abuse

The city manager of Albert Lea has been accused of abusing his city credit card by charging more than $2,300 in unauthorized purchases for items such as a refrigerator, women’s shoes and hotels.