New reporter excited to cover the community

Published 9:51 am Friday, July 17, 2015

Hey! My name is Sam Wilmes.  I have joined the Albert Lea Tribune as a government and crime writer. I am a 23-year-old journalist from West Concord. I was previously a news writer at the Watertown Public Opinion in Watertown, South Dakota, where I covered the county commission and the local crime b

Sam Wilmes

Sam Wilmes


I am a 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate. I was the news editor at The Reporter, MNSU’s college newspaper. I have always been interested in writing. The first day I was on campus, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. Working at the school newspaper and learning about all of the different aspects of not only campus life, but life in general, reinforced what I wanted to do.

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Getting to the bottom of the story and writing balanced, informative and accurate information are my top priorities.

I look forward to covering the local community and getting to know the people who make the community great. I am also excited about being closer to friends and family.

In my spare time I enjoy walking around Fountain Lake, watching sports, relaxing and reading up on current events.

About Sam Wilmes

Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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