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Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To local businesses gearing up for another holiday shopping season. Hats off to all the retail businesses in the community as they kick off another ... Read more

Editorial roundup: State should provide relief to hurt businesses

As Main Street bars, restaurants and gyms must shut down once again due to the spread of COVID-19, it is urgent that Minnesota enhance its ... Read more

Live United: It’s the season of giving; make sure it’s warm as well

We had two major events in the last week — our pop-up pantry and the coat and mask distribution day. I have some exciting news ... Read more

April Jeppson: In 2020, there’s still much to be grateful for

In my natural state, I’m a very grateful person. I understand how fortunate I am to have a job, two working vehicles, a roof over ... Read more

Guest Column: Support local businesses this holiday season

This time of year is traditionally a time of giving. Minnesotans in particular are known for their charitable contributions — a fact that was solidified ... Read more

Letter: Look locally first to fill your shopping needs

The holiday shopping season is upon us — we are flooded with Black Friday deals on television and social media.  Did you know that Small ... Read more

Letter: Civil War roundtable event canceled

The Civil War Roundtable event scheduled for December of 2020 has been canceled. Rick Mammel Albert Lea Read more

Letter: There is much to be thankful for

This is a tough year to be thankful, but I do have a list. I am 87 years old, didn’t expect to live this long ... Read more

Editorial: Despite challenges this year, we can be thankful

There’s no doubt about it. It has been a challenging year. Read more

Guest Column: How to set up your new business location

Opening a brick-and-mortar location will be one of your biggest ongoing costs, as well as a legal commitment, so it’s important to weigh all your ... Read more

Al Batt: Enjoy your cranberry sauce, watermelon pickle sandwich

Tales from Exit 22, By Al Batt This year it’s turkey, stuffing and masked potatoes. I remember another rough patch at Thanksgiving back when Grandma ... Read more

Guest Column: Honoring a hero’s life that was taken too soon

On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2012,  I had the honor of leading the Nation of Patriots Tour from Albert Lea to Waukon, Iowa. It was the ... Read more

Sarah Stultz: Developing an attitude of gratitude in life

With many people feeling burdened with the happenings in the world right now, the president of my church issued a challenge last Friday, asking those ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: What are rules for commercial vehicles?

Question: If driving a commercial vehicle and stopped, what documents are needed to present to the trooper? Read more

My Point of View: Local DFL party is making it easier for local GOP success

This Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be thankful for. As Aaron Farris outlined two weeks ago, Freeborn County voted for every single Republican on the ... Read more

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