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Albert Lea up to 66 COVID-19 cases after 2 weeks of school

The district has adjusted its mask policy in wake of the outbreak.

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Intruder causes brief lockdown at Albert Lea High School

The 26-year-old man refused to leave the school.

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Albert Lea COVID-19 outbreak: 36 students test positive, 290 quarantined

The outbreak happened within the first week back to school.

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Driver backs over people at Iowa parade, killing Minnesota woman

A 59-year-old Minnesota woman died in the incident.

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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.