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Sarah Kocher, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Sarah covers education and arts and culture for the Tribune.

Albert Lea Magazine

It’s a family affair

Local family shares ins and outs of running a tree farm Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Business

Business owner works to bring more traffic to mall through additional role

Though she’s not an RN, Amy Mandler is frequently doing rounds. Her domain is Northbridge Mall, which Mandler manages for The Carrington Co. Every work ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, October 28, 2019 11:30 pm

Arts & Culture

Community members fundraise for Marion Ross statue

Marion Ross may call Albert Lea a more permanent home if a group of community members are successful. Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:00 am

Education

Albert Lea schools move on from No Bully program

After a year with No Bully, Albert Lea Area Schools decided not to continue with the program but instead continue with social-emotional curriculum already present ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Friday, October 25, 2019 7:26 pm

Education

Food for Backpacks helps more students in its third year

The Food for Backpacks program run by eight area churches is serving more students this year in five schools in the Albert Lea school district. ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Friday, October 25, 2019 7:24 pm

Education

Loans and lessons

Students raise money to lend to underserved individuals Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:01 pm

Featured News

‘It’s time to get this done’

House committee tours areas in need of state funding Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Featured News

Freeborn County might not be able to donate to healthcare coalition

The approximately 1% of the 5.6% preliminary tax levy approved by the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners and set aside for a potential donation to ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:18 pm

Education

Southwest MCA results dip, as does Minnesota average

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores at Southwest Middle School slid last year in a move the principal said reflected the overall state trajectory. “We know it’s ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, October 21, 2019 10:35 pm

Arts & Culture

Scandanavian stitching a longtime hobby for Albert Lea resident

Frequently, Albert Lea resident Solveig Peterson is in stitches. Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:00 am

Arts & Culture

It’s time to let your inner Lutheran out

‘Church Basement Ladies’ sequel includes lots of relatability Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:40 pm

Featured News

Bringing mental health options to Albert Lea

An Austin-based organization that began offering mental health services in Albert Lea in July is seeing enough patients to offer sessions on four of the ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:36 pm

Featured News

Albert Lea City Council asks where the 2020 budget can be cut

When the city of Albert Lea public safety director was pressed at Monday night’s Albert Lea City Council study session where the 2020 budget could ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, October 14, 2019 10:02 pm

Arts & Culture

The Met: Live in HD returns for season of infidelity and intrigue

Ten live-streamed operas will grace the Metropolitan Opera stage in New York City and the Marion Ross Performing Art Center screen this season as The ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:00 am

Featured News

The height of leaf peeping

Next week thought to be prime time for local fall leaf coloring Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Friday, October 11, 2019 11:17 pm

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