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Sarah Stultz, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Behind the scenes in response in a year with many emergencies

When Freeborn County Emergency Management Director Rich Hall began his emergency response in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, little did he ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:00 pm

News

‘People are ready to hear live music again’

The Oak Ridge Boys are set to return for their seventh concert at the Freeborn County Fair next Wednesday with something for every member of ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:00 pm

News

Effort started to make ‘dementia-friendly’ community

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, partnering with several other organizations in the county, have started a new initiative aimed at supporting individuals with dementia ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:59 pm

News

City reassessing new water tower location after bids come in high

The city of Albert Lea is again considering where to rebuild the new central water tower after bids to construct the tower downtown came in ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Monday, July 26, 2021 9:37 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Court of Appeals denies Interchange owner’s petition to remove judge

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied the petition of The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro’s owner to remove the judge presiding over the two ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Health Updates

Residents tour new MercyOne clinic

The new MercyOne Albert Lea Family Medicine & Specialty Care clinic opened Saturday for public tours ahead of opening for patients Monday. Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Sunday, July 25, 2021 2:47 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Albert Lea man sentenced to 11 years in prison in federal meth trafficking case

An Albert Lea man was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy with another man from ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:16 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

2 cats die in house fire in Wells

WELLS — Two cats died in a fire Tuesday afternoon on Seventh Street in Wells that badly damaged a home.  Wells Fire Chief Guy Kimpton ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:29 pm

Health Updates

Leader at St. John’s impressed with ‘welcoming attitude’ on the campus

The new director of nursing at St. John’s Lutheran Community’s Fountain Lake campus has had a history of nursing at many levels throughout the years. ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:35 pm

Health Updates

New Thorne Crest leader has worked in a variety of health care settings

Thorne Crest Senior Living Community’s new director of nursing said she likes the opportunity her new position gives her to build connections with both residents ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:32 pm

News

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Freeborn County

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed emerald ash borer in Freeborn County for the first time.  Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:23 pm

Health Updates

‘A beacon’ for rural America

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and other local, state and federal officials celebrated the completion of the new MercyOne Albert Lea Family Medicine ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:38 pm

News

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

NEW YORK — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:17 am

Columnists

Sarah Stultz: Write down your life while you still remember

I’ve always heard from a young age the importance of keeping a journal. As a teenager, I wrote in a journal fairly regularly, but as ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:45 pm

News

County board approves increase in wheelage tax

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $5 per vehicle increase in the county’s wheelage tax that will go toward addressing the ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:22 pm

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