CAMPING

Folks flock to state parks

Myre-Big Island State Park, located just outside Albert Lea, saw many of their sites filled over the holiday weekend.

SCHOOL BEGINS

School begins tomorrow

The Albert Lea School District will be one of those welcoming students back to the classroom starting tomorrow.

Contractor stops spread of Cook motel fire

COOK, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters and a local contractor in Cook tore down part of a motel to stop the spread of a major fire in a town that’s…

St. Paul man dead after shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul say a man is dead and a 19-year-old man is in custody after an early morning confrontation led to …