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Editorial: Look for new Bing-Oh cards in upcoming paper

We know how much readers enjoy Bing-Oh in the newspaper, and that’s why we are sorry to announce there has been a little hiccup with ... Read more

Live United: United Way campaign is more important than ever this year

This afternoon, Nikolle came into my office to tell me about a conversation she just had with a case worker for a client we’re familiar ... Read more

April Jeppson: It’s time to celebrate with all my favorites

This week has been a whirlwind. I have worked long hours and gotten so much done, but if you ask me what I did, I’m ... Read more

Stage Right: Play presents larger-than-life characters

What a pleasure to have Albert Lea’s Community Theater performing again! After a one-year Covid-related hiatus, last season’s four shows will go on, beginning with ... Read more

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To the chaos at the Albert Lea school board meeting on Monday. We were disappointed in many things at the most recent Albert Lea school ... Read more

Guest Column: Economic development opportunities for entrepreneurs and communities

At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, one of the three program areas we focus on is economic development. Since our founding in 1986, we have worked ... Read more

Letter: Biden being treated the same as Obama did

Do you feel like we are reliving history? It seems like we listened to all this barf before. When Obama was president, if you watched ... Read more

Letter: Depression and the risk of suicide

Although the majority of people who have depression do not die by suicide, having major depression does increase suicide risk compared to people without depression. ... Read more

Letter: What brought on changes at Mayo?

Over the last years, I have written several letters to the editor. This one is about the disrespect the Mayo system has for our once ... Read more

Letter: How do we turn stagnation into success?

In our 40 years in business, we were never asked what the city could do to help us succeed. Every local business needs to be ... Read more

Editorial Roundup: Compromise federal voting plan shows promise

A new proposal by Democratic senators to standardize voting rights and voting access across the country stands as the best plan yet to shore up ... Read more

Al Batt: Have you ever accidentally misspelled your own name?

It’s nice to have a name you can remember. Read more

My Point of View: We must all stand up for high standards of truth

Recovery of democratic norms starts with standing up for the truth. Read more

Ask SCORE: How to drive marketing to millenial audience

My last column highlighted the use of text messaging in your marketing strategies, and I quoted a survey from EZ Texting that observed  most of ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: Don’t forget the bicycle rules of the road

A trooper in southern Minnesota recently took a report from a concerned bicyclist and asked to have this information passed along. This person rides bicycle, ... Read more

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