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Friends say Gugino is Catholic peace activist, not Antifa

Is Martin Gugino an Antifa provocateur? Or a beloved Catholic peace activist who was the victim of police brutality in Buffalo, New York? A Tuesday ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

27th annual Eddie Cochran print released

Freeborn County Historical Museum announces the creation of the 27th Eddie Cochran print, according to a press release. The print is done to remember Eddie ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Toenges & Olson

Susan Toenges and Douglas Olson, both of Albert Lea, were married May 23, 2020, by the Rev. John Holt in a double ring ceremony at ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Gilster & Wallin

Cassandra Gilster and Jacob Wallin of Rochester announce their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Don and Darcie Gilster of Hartland and ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Racism, oppression institutionalized

The prophets of what Christians call the Old or First Testament called God’s people to task because of their lack of justice, care and concern ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Lean in and let Jesus help with grief

I’d like to share with you a portion of a letter I sent to a grieving cousin. “I think and pray for you often. At times ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Storm damages longtime New Richland church’s steeple

A longstanding feature of the landscape in rural New Richland changed Tuesday night after heavy winds and rain brought down the steeple of the LeSueur ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Missing handshakes, gathering

Oh, how I miss handshakes. During this time of social distancing and fear of spreading the coronavirus, we have suspended shaking hands. Many times recently ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Staying in right lane thanks to God

Once while on a trip out of state, as I was driving — about hour two in — I heard my hubs say, “What are ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Some Albert Lea churches to reopen, others decide to wait

In the most recent executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz over the weekend, churches and other places of worship are allowed to open their ... Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Campus notes

Lake Mills native graduates Upper Iowa University announced Evan Fritz of Lake Mills graduated with a master of public admin degree in nonprofit organizational management ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Finding her soul in the garden

Woman’s flower garden provides an outlet of inspiration for herself and others Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’

Let me begin with the lyrics of a children’s song. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice.” Those words may seem a pipe dream and ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: You can always use words with God

I may (OK, cross out may), I likely (again, cross out likely), I sometimes (oh dear, cross out sometimes), I often (definitely cross out often), ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Locals work to organize modified or new events for the summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a figurative wrench into a lot of schedules, and local events and festivals have not been immune.  Wind Down Wednesday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Colleen Harrison.

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