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Letter: Together we must make it safe

Yesterday, I was at Barnes and Noble in Burnsville. A sign met me as I walked into the entrance. It said, “For the sake of ... Read more

Poll results: What do you think about schools in Iowa being able to reopen to normal activities July 1 without requirements, such as health checks, face masks and social distancing?

We asked readers at, “What do you think about schools in Iowa being able to reopen to normal activities July 1 without requirements, such ... Read more

Editorial: Younger residents must be cautious for everyone

Statistics across the state and the nation are showing a higher increase in COVID-19 cases among young adults in recent weeks as bars, stores and ... Read more

Sarah Stultz: Daughter’s lessons especially relevant today

Because of COVID-19, I haven’t been over to the splash pad much this summer. The last few years, it has been a nice place to go ... Read more

Al Batt: It’s summertime and I hear that the living is uneasy

Stay near the flyswatter. It’s summer. When is it truly summer? When there is no sign of winter anywhere. It’s a beautiful summer day here at the ... Read more

My Point of View: State representative has not challenged the status quo

We need fresh representation in the state house. Our current representative is short-sighted on investments, anti-science on life-threatening issues and silent on the racially-biased status ... Read more

Letter: Experiencing a wake-up call

May 25, 2020, was the day I woke up. I watched on TV the video of George Floyd, a Black man being murdered in Minneapolis, ... Read more

Letter: Do you care about others’ health?

I must be one of the few people who believe COVID-19 is a real health threat, not just indoors, but outdoors. We were at Home ... Read more

Letter: What’s so radical about saying ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Angie Hoffman’s letter to the editor of June 24 has so many exaggerations and untruths that I don’t know where to begin or where to ... Read more

Paid political letter: Dan Feehan represents values of southern Minnesota

Western culture means white culture. When Rep. Jim Hagedorn insisted on his public Facebook page that we must protect our western culture, I question who ... Read more

Poll results: Do you think Albert Lea should change its name?

In light of recent discussion surrounding Albert Lea’s namesake and his history later as a Confederate officer, we asked readers at, “Do you think ... Read more

Editorial roundup: Congress should support dreamers with reform

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s first swing to knock young immigrants off their dreams by ending the DACA program. The president vows ... Read more

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To the new Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce executive director. Congratulations to new Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shari Jenson, who ... Read more

Live United: Help establish a volunteer center in Freeborn County

This past weekend, my little family celebrated my husband for his phenomenal job as Daddy. Fishing, bike rides and ice cream were the highlights of ... Read more

April Jeppson: COVID-19 couldn’t stop this girls’ weekend

This past weekend I had the joy of spending some time with my best friend. This trip was supposed to happen two months ago, but ... Read more

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