Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

Published 4:39 pm Saturday, August 15, 2015

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To Albert Lea’s Lindsey Horejsi.


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Upcoming Albert Lea High School senior Lindsey Horejsi competed last week with some of the top swimmers in the world at the Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. In the same tournament with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, she earned two top-20 finishes, with a 14th-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke and 19th in the 200 breaststroke. We look forward to seeing Horejsi, a three-time Class A state champion last year, back in the pool this fall.


To residents who got involved with the neighborhood picnics and shared their views.thumbup

The city of Albert Lea this week hosted three neighborhood picnics around the community to showcase city services and give people the opportunity to meet city leaders and voice their opinions. The picnics were at Fountain Lake Park, Eastgate Park and Memorial Park. In addition to a meal that was provided, there were games for the children. Next summer there will be three more picnics in other parts of the city. Use the opportunity to get involved.


To a one-year contract extension signed by Minnesota coach Jerry Kill.thumbup

The Gophers football team amassed two consecutive eight-win seasons in the brutal Big Ten Conference, and head coach Jerry Kill was rewarded with a one-year contract extension through 2019. The coach’s $300,000 raise boosted his salary to $2.5 million per season, which is eighth in the Big Ten. Highlights from last season include Minnesota’s second win over Michigan since 1986 and the Gophers’ best conference finish since 2003.


To alleged sexual harassment by University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague.thumbs down

Teague, who resigned over sexual harassment allegations late last week, is accused of groping two high-level administrators during a senior leadership retreat in July, along with sexually harassing a Star Tribune basketball reporter. Teague has suggested he had been served too much alcohol, but we believe Teague needs to accept responsiblity for his actions and can’t use alcohol as an excuse. The university hired an outside lawyer to look into the circumstances surrounding Teague’s retirement. The results will be provided in a public report.