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Across the Pastor’s Desk: A simple, yet most profound message

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Don Rose “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!” These words will ring out among faithful Christians this Sunday as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

A brunch spread fit for spring

From tasty small bites to a filling feast and even dessert for breakfast, brunch options are nearly endless. Take your spring brunch to the next ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

‘It’s been a real blessing being in Albert Lea’

Albert Lea pastor retiring after 28 years at church After 28 years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea, Dwight Netzer is closing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Engagement: Goskeson & Wacholz

Emily Goskeson of Albert Lea and Anthony Wacholz of New Richland announce their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Steve and Cynthia ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: Bomb squad called for New Richland pipe bomb

March 22, 2011: The Waseca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a pipe bomb in a ditch in New Richland Township. The Bloomington ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Persevere through this journey of life

As we travel through this journey of life together, we have much in common. However, we are each on our own individual path as well. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

5 health benefits of oranges beyond Vitamin C

Healthful eating starts with the ingredients you use, so it’s important to use fresh, seasonal ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. One of the easiest ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Organizations: First Lutheran Church Women

First Lutheran Church Women met at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 13 in Bethany Hall. Sheri Nicol, co-president, welcomed members and guests.  Sheri announced there would be ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: Lloyd Herfindahl unveils commemorative painting

Local March 3, 2011: Former KAAL-TV news anchor Beth Bednar announced the release of “Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit,” a book she wrote ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: A mask cannot hide our hearts

One year ago, our lives changed forever. With the introduction of COVID to our lives, much fear, anxiety and worry were unleashed upon many people. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

‘Forest Through the Trees’ show now open through Arts Initiative website

With warmer weather on the horizon, the Freeborn County Arts Initiative is focusing on an element in nature in its newest digital group exhibition. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Better-for-you family breakfasts

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Lent: A time for the soul’s slow growth

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Josh Enderson We find ourselves halfway through the season of Lent. As many in my church have heard me say, ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Lay down your burdens at feet of Jesus

I love music, it often speaks to my heart, one such song is: “Lay Down Your Burdens.” Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

‘God’s given us a heart for the downtown’

Almost seven years after it was founded, Hope Church is expanding in downtown Albert Lea. Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

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