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Letter: Thanks for support of the Food for Backpacks program

Thank you to the community from the Hayward Lutheran Church Food for Backpacks committee for your attendance and donations this past Sunday. Your generosity raised ... Read more

Letter: Thank you Commissioner Jan Malcolm

The Minnesota Department of Health under Commissioner Jan Malcolm’s leadership has done a tremendous job protecting us from the pandemic. Commissioner Malcolm’s work is highly ... Read more

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

We are pleased to see that after a year and a half break for the COVID-19 pandemic, Albert Lea Community Theatre will return next week ... Read more

Editorial Roundup: Climbing rate of hate crimes affects all of us

Hate crimes across the country and much of Minnesota are climbing and all of us — no matter where we live, our skin color, ethnicity, ... Read more

April Jeppson: It’s never too late to adjust your lens in life

I have a good life. I get to do a lot of fun things, and I know some great people. This past week has really ... Read more

Live United: Community support vital for work of United Way, nonprofits

I’m always gratified to hear the results of my columns. My “return on investment” shows up in the form of phone calls, of emails, people ... Read more

Senate Report: New district lines will come out next year

The new district lines should be completed early next year. In the meantime, my colleagues and I will continue to serve the communities that have ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: Gas cans on cargo carriers can be problematic

Question: I see vehicles go by with extended carriers attached to their hitch with several full gas cans. We discuss what could happen if a ... Read more

Letter: Thank you for support of the STARS Mentoring Program

STARS Mentoring Program is running strong in Freeborn and eastern Faribault counties. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our program, it is a ... Read more

Letter: Where did Albert Lea go off the rails — a bit of history

The impetus for this letter is the level of negative chatter in the coffee shops, on social media and in the Tribune claiming Albert Lea ... Read more

Editorial Roundup: Attack on state health commissioner unwarranted

In theory, this month Gov. Tim Walz is to call a special session so the Legislature can approve legislation divvying up $250 million set aside ... Read more

Sarah Stultz: The perks and woes of being a homeowner

It’s one of those weeks at our house where we are cringing at being homeowners. Read more

My Point of View: We must recover; we need to succeed

My Point of View by September is National Recovery Month and is held to promote and support new treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of ... Read more

Al Batt: Baw boomp ba — are you ready for the arrival of fall?

I tossed the ball against the wall, caught it on one hop and then threw it again. The small, yellow stress ball promoting Iowa Lakes ... Read more

Letter: Pro-life or pro-choice?

States continue to pass laws restricting abortion. The intent is to reverse the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision. I consider myself pro-life.  Our ... Read more

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