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Al Batt: Thinking of dead nettle while shopping the tall shelves

It might have been the best day in the history of the world.


Guest column: Social media may be fun, but for the facts, we still need newspapers

My love-hate relationship with social media stems mainly from the fact that I am a journalist who believes ...


Sarah Stultz: Don’t underestimate power of a smile, wave 

This week on social media I came across a photo of a familiar man waving from the side ...


Guest column: Mental illnesses, discrimination and support

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 3-8. It’s a time to raise awareness of mental illnesses, fight ...


My Point of View: Republican Party always protects costs of the wealthy

Politics is not entertainment; it’s your life chances on the line.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Celebration needed because of passage of Inflation Reduction Act

The fact Americans are not celebrating in the streets over the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law in ...


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Letters to the Editor

Paid political letter: Support Schindler for school board 

On Nov. 8, I will be voting for Gary Schindler, as he is one of the best candidates ...

Editorial --FEATURE SPOT

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To the announcement of a new legacy program in Albert Lea. A group of more than 50 residents ...


Editorial Roundup: Cameras in courtrooms critical for transparency

The apex of the unraveling of civil society could come one day with the courts, given the injustice ...


Stage left: Small-scale comedy with big heart

You’ll recognize here a typical Midwestern family. The stakes are just as domestic and familiar as those of ...


Live United: Businesses stepping up to support the United Way

I always knew this fact, but I’ve been seeing it illustrated loud and clear in the past week. ...


April Jeppson: Always share your feelings about others

I attended a funeral this week. Sadly as I get older, this seems to happen more frequently. I ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Column needed no apology

It seems that the truth hurts some people when they write in this newspaper wanting an apology for ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Where’s the leadership? 

I am frustrated! President Trump appears to be a one-man cheering squad for the new crop of Republican ...

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