If DFLers on the House and Senate Transportation Policy Committees have their way, Minnesota will soon become the fifth state allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license.SEE ALSO: Albert Lea sign controversy: "Deport Illegals" message sparks protestYesterday, on a party-line 10-7 vote, ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Wisconsin State Fair rampage: Cell phone video of the mob violence [VIDEO]In a scene that gives a whole new meaning to "live birth exhibit," a carnival employee gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday e ... More >>
Bar owner Michael Skov was behind the wheel and more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit when he drove into a fatal head-on collision on Minnesota Highway 13 just north of Albert Lea, a State Patrol spokeswoman said today.On the rainy night on April 14, Skov was driving a 1993 Buick L ... More >>
Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>
Chad Sanow, above, and Matthew Van Watermulen are recovering.The Fairmont PD is looking into the possibility that one of its officers and a neighbor were shot by a man who lured them by setting a house on fire before taking his own life.
The shooting helped explain why locals saw firefighter ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerGeorge Jones
August 6, 2010
Freeborn County Fair
A reasonable adult, mature in my 29 years, I'd like to think I generally give pretty good advice. Often along the lines of "Don't date him," "He's no good for you," or even an occasional (gasp) "He's just not that into you ... More >>
You want to see the greats of rock 'n roll - the McCartneys, the Jaggers, the Springsteens of the world - and you're gonna pay outta yer ear to see a dinosaur lookin' oh-so-tiny from your nosebleed seats in a giant arena.
How 'bout this instead: avoid the arenas, say to hell with rock 'n roll, a ... More >>
Hank Cochran, RIPI sometimes wonder if rock credibility has destroyed good music. Someone, somewhere down the line decided you weren't a credible act unless you wrote and performed your own music. Or, if you covered music by a band far better, but far less well-known and much more under appre ... More >>
Screen shot via YouTubeAn Albert Lea woman wanted to turn a twister into a cash cowSome people looked at the death and destruction wreaked by tornadoes this month and saw a crisis. Michele Marie VanRiper, a 31-year-old from Albert Lea, apparently saw an opportunity.The Albert Lea Tribun ... More >>
Image: jonrubin/FlickrHome Solutions Midwest boss Paul Field told Albert Lea police, sure, he knew about the video camera hidden in a ladies room vent that transmitted to a TV set in his office, but it's not like he was recording anything with it.
"There is more to a case like this than what ... More >>
Call these places the heart of the heartland. Or call them the middle of the middle of nowhere. One thing is certain: When you picnic on truck stop food in the cemetery beneath the oil refinery, you won't have to worry about other tourists