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Train derailment in Albert Lea spilled 40,000 gallons of corrosive acid

The train derailed on the edge of Goose Lake and protected wetlands.

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Train derails while passing by lake in Albert Lea

The Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon.

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Some MN high schools are refusing to pay MSHSL's pandemic fee

The installment fees were approved as a "short-term" budget fix.

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Owner of Albert Lea wine bar that defied COVID orders is arrested in Iowa

Warrants were issued for her arrest after she missed a March 10 court hearing.

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GOP lawmakers, gov. candidate to attend fundraiser for bar owner evading arrest

Lisa Hanson has a warrant out for her arrest, stemming from her decision to open her bar in defiance of the COVID-19 shutdown over the winter.

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Albert Lea bar plans COVID relief-funded party for Friday night, faces $9K fine

The Interchange is throwing a "'Nail it to the Walz' Reopen MN Party" on Friday night.

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2nd MN restaurant found in contempt of court for violating Walz order

The Interchange in Albert Lea was found in contempt of court by Freeborn County District Court.

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Large rally in Albert Lea to protest bar's possible liquor license suspension

The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro reopened on Dec. 16, defying the governor's executive order.

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Three more restaurants that have reopened now face legal action

The Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has filed lawsuits against them.

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Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.

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Man, 21, in custody after Albert Lea police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.

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7 Minnesota schools identified as having 5+ cases of COVID-19

Schools are only named if they have had 5+ cases in the past two weeks.

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'Drifting' driver crashes car full of teenagers into tree, killing one

The driver's license had been revoked and he was under the influence of alcohol, charges say.

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Minnesota woman, 70, killed by train in western Wisconsin

Reports say she was on her way to go fishing with a family member.

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Body of missing 18-year-old pulled from southern MN lake

The teen was found in the Albert Lea lake on Sunday.

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Here comes another April snowstorm in southern Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued and includes parts of the metro.

Albert Lea school employee tests positive for COVID-19

The school district is conducting a deep cleaning of their work area.

Girl, 16, dies in crash involving semi in southern Minnesota

Road conditions were wet with snow falling at the time of the crash.

Couple wake to find masked robbers in their bedroom

The hunt is on for the suspects in the home invasion.

Girl, 15, arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' Minnesota school

The girl allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the southern Minnesota high school.