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Colleen Harrison, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

Education

Albert Lea and German high school students collaborate on election section

While many would say the 2020 presidential election was and is still a divisive topic of conversation, it led to a collaborative effort between a ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Friday, December 11, 2020 8:17 pm

Featured News

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer hit Albert Lea for an early visit

Children attending Thursday’s event were given candy canes and got to see live reindeer and wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Friday, December 11, 2020 8:16 pm

Featured News

Holiday events to ring in the season

Two holiday events are planned for Albert Lea this week to ring in the season while respecting COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. The first event is a ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:18 pm

Featured News

5 things to do this week

1. Christmas lights cruise The Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation has organized a Christmas lights car cruise starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants are encouraged ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:17 pm

News

2nd Lake Mills lights display seeks to boost holiday spirit

LAKE MILLS — In its second year, a drive-thru lights display in Lake Mills has tripled in size while trying to bring holiday cheer to ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Friday, December 4, 2020 8:20 pm

News

Salvation Army’s annual holiday red kettle campaign launches

Albert Lea Christmas lights show to collect donations for organization’s food shelf Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Friday, December 4, 2020 8:16 pm

Featured News

United Way starts holiday lights contest

As United Way of Freeborn County launches its annual campaign, it has added a new fundraiser to the mix that hopes to brighten everyone’s holidays. ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:19 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

County board approves salary increases for sheriff, attorney

On the same day the Minnesota Supreme Court was slated to hear oral arguments about the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision regarding the salary of ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:00 pm

Business

It’s more important now than ever to shop local

Different ways to shop locally available amid the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:00 pm

Featured News

Veterans Day ceremony takes place in Albert Lea

While the indoor portion of the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Albert Lea had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor portion ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Featured News

‘I’d do it again, too’

Man who served in Vietnam continues to advocate for veterans Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Monday, November 9, 2020 8:27 pm

News

Legion Riders making sure veterans aren’t forgotten amid pandemic

No veteran should ever be forgotten. That is the message that American Legion Riders Chapter 56 Director Duane Thomas wants to stress. Thomas, a United ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Monday, November 9, 2020 8:24 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Rasmussen leads in 5th Ward City Council race

As of Tuesday night, 5th Ward Albert Lea City Councilor Robert Rasmussen led challenger John Severtson by 56 votes. Rasmussen had 483 votes or 52.61% ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:28 pm

Featured News

4 things to do this week

1. Deer Widows Big Buck Hunt The Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Program will host the Deer Widows Big Buck Hunt ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:22 pm

Health Updates

Music therapy used to help people through end-of-life journeys

In the practice of hospice care, music has been found to have a profound impact in the lives of patients, families and medical staff. Christina ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:20 pm

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