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Published 2:53pm Saturday, March 8, 2014

Editorial: Thumbs

thumbupTo Albert Lea High School senior Sydney Rehnelt.

Rehnelt scored 14 points in the Albert Lea girls’ basketball game on Monday against Waseca to reach her 1,000th career point.

Rehnelt, a solid 3-point shooter, is the second Albert Lea girls’ basketball player to reach the mark this year after guard Bryn Woodside.

We know that doesn’t happen every day. Congratulations on achieving this rare accomplishment.


thumbupTo the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The CVB is partnering with local businesses to raise money for the beautification of downtown Albert Lea. These donations go toward filling hanging baskets and planters with flowers this spring. The collaboration is a great way to improve the community without increasing taxes. We hope to see more of this in the future.


thumbs downTo the death of a Waseca Marine serving in Aghanistan.

The state was saddened to hear of the Feb. 28 death of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson. The U.S. Department of Defense said the Marine died while involved in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He was a 2012 graduate of Waseca High School, where he was a starter on the wrestling team. He joined the Marines immediately after high school, and his unit was based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends. May we remember him Monday as Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff.