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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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Sheriff: Dog Recovering After Shooting In Southern Minnesota

A dog is recovering after being shot in southern Minnesota on Tuesday and no arrests have been made in the incident, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the incident happened Tuesday in Clarks Grove, which is north of Albert Lea not far from the Iowa border.

01/07/2015

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Authorities Investigate Minnesota Plant Gas Leak

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says about 15 homes were evacuated Monday after anhydrous ammonia leaked at Watonwan Farm Service’s Clarks Grover Fertilizer.

12/16/2014

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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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State Patrol: 1 Killed In Freeborn County Head-On Crash

A 20-year-old South Dakota man was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6 p.m. On I-35 near mile marker 18 in Freeborn County.

01/15/2014

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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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Man Dies In Police Chase After Fleeing Scene Of Austin Homicide

A 46-year-old Oakdale man died Friday when his car flipped over during a high-speed police chase.

02/01/2013

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Crews Tape Off Exploded Home As A Precaution

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve taped off the Hartland home destroyed by an explosion Friday afternoon.

06/09/2012

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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.

02/08/2012

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1 Dead After Car Hits Semi Head-On In Southern MN

One person was killed Wednesday after a car hit a semi-truck head-on in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/01/2012

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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.

01/11/2011