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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Use word of God in spiritual battles

“Experiencing worry or anxiety doesn’t mean you’re weak; it means you’re human. Lean on Jesus. He will carry ...


Robin Gudal: Use the golden rule in your life

I went to bed with my “to do” list ruminating in my head. Yes, I did wake up ...


Across the Pastor’s Desk: Remember God strengthens us

The mighty oomph! I’m one of those guys who enjoys a good epic film or TV series now ...

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‘The Voice’ singer Casi Joy coming to perform at winery in Albert Lea

Country artist Casi Joy is coming to Albert Lea to perform a set Sept. 30 at Three Oak ...

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Paired exhibition showcases work of two artists using different mediums

The work of Albert Lea acrylic painter Susanne Crane intertwines with that of Northfield quilter Kathy Weed in ...


Across the Pastor’s Desk: Consider re-centering in God

September is always the month when everything reengages. After summer vacations and summer heat cause many things to ...


Robin Gudal: We can all impact another’s life

“As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.” — Proverbs 27:19, NLT

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Wedding: Nelson & Berglund

Lauren Nelson and Peter Berglund were married April 29, 2023, in Northwood. The Rev. Lou Peters officiated. Maid ...

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Albert Lea Community Theatre to open new season with ‘Steel Magnolias’  

Albert Lea Community Theatre will open its 58th season with “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 5 to 14 at the ...

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Riverland Theatre announces upcoming season

Riverland Community College Theatre Director Lindsey Duoos Williams has announced the 2023-24 theatre season. The shows this year ...


Across the Pastor’s Desk: Think about what you accept

One of my most vivid childhood memories is a warning issued by my sixth-grade teacher. A man had ...

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Comedian and host of ‘Cash Cab’ coming to Albert Lea

For the  second time ever, a comedian is set to perform at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center ...


Across the Pastor’s Desk: Be a transforming agent for God

In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul encourages the believers to not be conformed to this ...


Robin Gudal: Surrender your life to Jesus

I am a “Lutheran roots” gal. I love hymns. Yes, I also like loud, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, hands-raised loud ...


Art Farm Iowa’s first exhibit to open Friday in Northwood

Chicken and waffles. Peanut butter and bananas. Pringles and whipped cream. All are odd flavor combinations that work ...

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