Editorial: Monday was first holiday Tribune didn’t publish

Published 9:40 pm Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We’re closing in on a month since the Albert Lea Tribune switched to mail delivery, and we’ve approached another first.

Memorial Day was the first holiday that subscribers did not receive a print edition of the Tribune.

On May 1, the Tribune switched to a morning publication after years of being an evening paper. The Tribune also moved it’s weekend edition from Sunday to Saturday.

The changes came as deliveries are now almost entirely made through the U.S. Postal Service. The newspaper has been placed in mailboxes with regular mail delivery and also hits business racks by 8 a.m.

But with that change, the Tribune will no longer print holiday editions on the following holidays this year and in future years:

• New Year’s Day

• Martin Luther King Jr. Day

• Presidents Day

• Memorial Day

• Independence Day

• Labor Day (Sept. 4)

• Columbus Day (Oct. 9)

• Veterans Day (Nov. 10)

• Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23)

• Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

The Tribune will still publish news online at www.albertleatribune.com those days.

Mark you calendars for the upcoming dates to avoid any confusion.

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