Top most read stories on the Tribune’s website in 2020

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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1. “How checks will affect Social Security,” 48,787 pageviews

2. “3 shot at Shady Oaks, police advise residents to stay away from West Front Street,” 27,992 pageviews

3. “One fatality in snow crash between car and semi,” 23,388 pageviews

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4. “Missing man’s body found in Fountain Lake,” 17,747 pageviews

5. “17-year-old killed in crash, another teen seriously injured,” 15,183 pageviews

6. “A life lost too soon: Family, friends remember 18-year-old found in Fountain Lake,” 14,651 pageviews

7. “12-year-old flown to Rochester hospital after four-wheeler crash,” 12,168 pageviews

8. “A.L. school employee tests positive for coronavirus,” 12,136 pageviews

9. “Firefighters on scene of big blaze in Albert Lea,” 12,045 pageviews

10. “Body found near old Farmland Foods site,” 10,993 pageviews

11. “2 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Freeborn County,” 9,484 pageviews

12. “Community rallies behind crash victim’s family,” 9,403 pageviews

13. “Waseca officer shot known as a family man, involved in numerous efforts in Freeborn,” 8,943 pageviews

14. “Godfather’s in Albert Lea closing after 34 years,” 8,123 pageviews

15. “Confirmed cases still rising in south-central Minnesota,” 7,244 pageviews

16. “Local cafe closes its doors for good,” 6,987 pageviews

17. “Marketplace Foods closing in March, owner hopes to reopen later this year,” 6,875 pageviews

18. “2 staff members at St. John’s test positive for COVID-19,” 6,515 pageviews

19. “’This is about more than us’: Albert Lea’s The Interchange defies governor’s order, reopens for in-person dining,” 6,355 pageviews

20. “Woman dies in crash in southeastern Freeborn County,” 6,316 pageviews


Top Albert Lea Magazine in 2020

The March/April 2020 issue of Albert Lea Magazine was selected as the top magazine of the year by Tribune staff. The issue featured portraits of Albert Lea Community Band members, a feature on a kitchen makeover for Matt and Brie Tubbs, and twists on classic Bloody Mary drinks at area eateries, among other highlights.