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Sarah Kocher, Author at Albert Lea Tribune - Page 2 of 49

Sarah covers education and arts and culture for the Tribune.

Featured News

Cats trapped and kittens removed from Albert Lea neighborhood

The coordinator for the Freeborn County trap, neuter, return program said she has trapped her last cats for the year as the weather puts an ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:02 pm

News

Watershed board approves step toward acquiring property

Citing water quality improvements and wetland protection, the Shell Rock River Watershed District board on Tuesday approved an amended option agreement for a property acquisition ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:15 pm

Featured News

Prairie Profiles: ‘Making a difference’

Albert Lea’s new Housing and Redevelopment Authority executive director is in the process of making Albert Lea not just a home for others, but for ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, October 7, 2019 10:05 pm

Education

Mixed MCA results for Lakeview, Hawthorne

Numbers from Hawthorne and Lakeview elementary schools followed generally the state into a drop from last year’s performance, but both building principals found some encouraging ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, October 7, 2019 10:05 pm

Arts & Culture

New Albert Lea resident shares meditative yoga practices

A newcomer to town is no stranger to the meditative yoga practices he has begun sharing with others in Albert Lea. On Sept. 28, George ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:00 am

Featured News

Watershed District, DNR plan to separate Upper and Lower Twin lakes with pump station for better management

Conjoined Upper and Lower Twin lakes will be separated with the help of a pump station intended to allow them to be managed independently by ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Friday, October 4, 2019 8:00 pm

Education

Homecoming royalty crowned

Friday morning’s announcement was a jaw-dropper. At least, it was for senior Dreya Sherden, who was visibly surprised when she was named the 2019 Homecoming ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Friday, October 4, 2019 12:47 pm

Featured News

Too close for comfort

Should a specific vote move forward Tuesday at the Shell Rock River Watershed District meeting, Holly Karsjens has a very specific concern: namely, how many ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:10 pm

News

A glimpse into the world of manufacturing

While southeast Minnesota celebrates Manufacturing Week, some Albert Lea students were able to learn more firsthand about manufacturing careers in their own backyard. Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:00 pm

Education

Levy referendum to come before Glenville-Emmons voters

GLENVILLE — Glenville-Emmons school district will once again ask voters to head to the polls this November for a levy the superintendent said would give ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, September 30, 2019 7:22 pm

Arts & Culture

Local woman enjoys making her own pinatas for others to use

The first pinata Carolina Peña made was for a family Christmas in Texas. It was a star. It didn’t quite work. “They couldn’t break it,” ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:00 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Fire station construction on track

Crews to start on the ‘real meat and potatoes’ of the building Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:22 pm

Education

Riverland project underway

College renovations, addition to be completed by August 2020 Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:44 pm

Education

United South Central students teach others about farm safety

WELLS — United South Central students watched straw dummies injured in preventable farming accidents Tuesday as part of a fall farm safety program intended to ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:42 pm

Education

While school levy goes up, taxes are expected to decrease

While Albert Lea Area Schools’ levy went up, taxes for residential homeowners are still expected to drop as the district’s total tax capacity — the ... Read more

by Sarah Kocher, Monday, September 23, 2019 9:54 pm

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