Combating sex trafficking

You may not even be aware it’s happening, but by bringing awareness of human trafficking, local officials hope students can better protect a…

Wildfire Prevention

Preventing forest fires

Minnesota DNR firefighters annually respond to more than 1,200 wildfires each year.

Easter Sunday family traditions

It’s Easter Sunday. A day full of tradition for families as adult children return home and kids search for eggs and enjoy treats from the Ea…


1 man dies after canoe capsizes

Authorities in Blue Earth County say a canoe carrying two men capsized on Madison Lake, and one man apparently drowned.

Nelson and Brataas

Pioneer Senator dies

A groundbreaking woman with the Minnesota Senate died Thursday but is still leaving her mark.

Downtown Albert Lea

Streetscape gets award

It was a mess and a bit of an inconvenience when the work was being done, but a southern Minnesota project is paying off.