Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

Published 4:49 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015

To the reopening of Fountain Street.

It wasn’t closed for too long, but we are glad Fountain Street reopened to traffic Thursday from North Fourth Avenue to North Fifth Avenue.thumb.up

Crews installed new sewage pumps, and the pumping capacity has increased to allow for high flows during storm events. Though the street is reopened, drive slowly through that area as there may still be workmen there doing miscellaneous work.

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To the Albert Lea baseball team.

We applaud the Albert Lea baseball team this season for tying its second-highest win total in the last decade.thumb.up

Though the team lost Thursday against Glencoe-Silver Lake in the Section 2AA championship at St. Peter, we congratulate the them for their hard work and never-give-up attitude.

We look forward to seeing many of the players continue this summer.


To the return of the Riverland Community College gala this fall.

It was exciting for the community to hear the announcement Wednesday that Riverland Community College will bring back its traditional gala in September.thumb.up

The gala, which raises money for student scholarships, used to be a yearly event until it was canceled in 2003 after 16 years. This year, it was brought back as a capstone event of the college’s anniversary.

In the past, the gala has drawn 500 people to Northbridge Mall, and we hope the community will show similar support this year.

The event will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 26. Look to Riverland’s website later this month to buy tickets.


To the proactive efforts of the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Albert Lea Police Department.

Both departments announced this week they will post information once a week on Facebook about a person with an outstanding warrant.thumb.up

The Sheriff’s Office will post each Wednesday and the Police Department on Thursdays.

Facebook has a large audience, and we hope both agencies find success from this effort. We encourage the public to contact authorities if they know the whereabouts of the people posted.


To people who are not mowing their lawns regularly.

With all the rain we have received recently, lawns are growing quickly. To those of you who aren’t keeping up with the grass, please take a little time this weekend to mow your lawns. Our whole community looks thumb.downbetter when people do not let their lawns get unsightly. If you see a lawn with long grass, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 377-5210.