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Editorial: Thumbs

Published 6:35am Sunday, September 23, 2012

Editorial: Thumbs

To the Albert Lea High School girls’ swim team.

The most exciting varsity sports happening this fall in the area is in the water. Don’t take it from us. It’s the talk of anyone who follows local sports closely. There’s freshman star Lindsey Horejsi, who broke the school record Thursday in the 100-yard butterfly competing against Mankato East at Albert Lea High School. She and three other freshman swimmers broke the record for the 400-yard relay Thursday, too. Sara Rasmussen was just shy of a record in the 500-yard freestyle.

It’s an amazing team to watch, and we encourage fans to attend. They travel Thursday to Minnesota State University in Mankato to compete against Mankato West, then they head to the Cities to battle Minneapolis South on Saturday. The team is back home on Oct. 2 to take on Faribault. Let’s have a big turnout for that one. Be there!


To readers who submit stuff.

We couldn’t do it without you. We love seeing your fish photos, your wedding announcements, your youth sports photos, your letters to the editor, your scholarship announcements, your service club photos, your new employees, your news tips, the list goes on and on and on. It’s clear the Albert Lea Tribune is here for you, the Albert Lea area communities. It’s up to you to make the most of a good situation. Thanks, and thanks some more.


To drivers who flee law enforcement.

There it happened again. Someone on Monday led authorities on a high-speed pursuit. This time, the man had allegedly stolen a car, and what was ironic is he ended up striking a pole and getting injured. The truth about drivers who prompt high-speed chases is they endanger the lives of so many other innocent people. There are the other drivers on the roads, the people walking or biking nearby and the officers and deputies trying to halt the chase. Hopefully, most of these people get to spend a lot of time behind bars thinking about how stupid that 15-minute thrill ride was.