Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

Published 8:57 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

To the Freeborn County Shopper and Renewable Energy Group.

Congratulations to the Freeborn County Shopper and Renewable Energy Group, which were recognized Thursday as the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce businesses of the year.

Both businesses are involved in numerous efforts in the community.

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Congratulations, also, to all others who were recognized, including Catherine Buboltz, as Volunteer of the Year; Melissa Barr, as Ambassador of the Year; and Steve Waldhoff, who was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thanks to the chamber for hosting the annual meeting, which brings business leaders in the community together.


To the hospice program through Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Thank you to all the employees and volunteers of the hospice program through Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

In light of National Hospice Month, this month we recognize all the good that you do for so many in our community through such a challenging time of life.

In 2017, the hospice program served 242 individuals and their families, according to leaders with the program.

Thanks for the comfort and peace of mind you provide not only patients, but family members, as well.


To all the people who are running for public office.

After what has been a long election season, only a few days remain before Election Day on Tuesday.

Thanks to all those who stepped up to run for office and take part in conversations on how to better our community. We hope many of the ideas introduced in the last month or two will continue to be discussed and that our community will be strengthened because of it.

We encourage all those people who are eligible to vote to take advantage of this opportunity.

We look forward to seeing the election results and encourage people to follow www.albertleatribune.com the night of the election for results as they become available.


To organizers of Rock the Night.

Hats off to the organizers of Rock the Night this week at Edgewater Bay Pavilion, who came together to offer an event for special needs students.

The event included games, pizza, music and dancing for students ages 14 to 21 with special needs, and was advertised as a toned-down Night to Shine.

We hope everyone had a fun evening and that more events like this one continue into the future.