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Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To hot, humid temperatures and smoke. Between the high temperatures, humidity and the smoke, it has been quite the week for Minnesota weather. According to ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial Roundup: Outstate residents benefit from legislative session

Outstate Minnesota was not forgotten in the final decisions of the Minnesota Legislature as investments will flow into child care, broadband, meat packing and some ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Roundup.

April Jeppson: It’s a great season in life to be a mother

Every Little Thing by April Jeppson I love summer. As a child I used to get a sheet and make a tent between two lawn ... Read more

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Guest column: Fighting for farmers, rural opportunity is crucial

Last year, so many Americans found new appreciation for the work farmers and ranchers do to hold our food supply chain together. And there is ... Read more

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Erin Haag: How can we live united in the area with school supplies?

Living United by Erin Haag There’s a popular video going around of a teacher explaining why she asks for very specific items. She uses the ... Read more

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Letter: Prepare to be entertained

After missing the last season, Albert Lea Civic Music will be returning this fall.  What a treat for the community to be able to welcome ... Read more

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Letter: What exactly does local GOP leaders support?

I asked the GOP leadership to publicly reject the big lie claiming the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, “proudly” certified ... Read more

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Letter: We can do better during tourneys

Good day, I am writing this on my own behalf. This past weekend (July 23-25), Albert Lea was the host site for the 2021 U11A, ... Read more

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Letter: Concerned about what your children are learning?

Fox News had a fourth-grade student, along with her mother, reporting on Equity Alliance of Minnesota the Sartell Schools now have as part of their ... Read more

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Letter: It’s time for a change in A.L.

To whom it may concern in the city of Albert Lea: Have you ever wondered why your taxes continue to rise in our once prosperous ... Read more

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Editorial: Tribune’s 2021 Readers’ Choice awards are in

Inside the Tribune today, look for the Tribune Readers’ Choice Winners and Finalist section. This section is filled with thank yous from our local businesses. ... Read more

5 days ago by Editorial Board.

My Point of View: Vote for leaders who listen to scientists, are science literate

It was a gut punch to see meticulously-kept homes and fields violently clawed away by historic flooding that swept western Germany in mid-July. This is ... Read more

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Ask a Trooper: How did Legionville get started in Minnesota?

Question: My son just got back from Legionville where he was selected to attend and will serve as a school patrol captain when school starts ... Read more

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Al Batt: Finding fine times during all of the bad times in life

We are experiencing high call volume. That’s what the telephonic voice said. I was wearing a weather-beaten rain poncho as I punched the speaker button on ... Read more

5 days ago by Al Batt.

Letter: How can we build back better?

Few of us enter the world through a Garden of Eden. Born into an inhospitable corner of the world, we soon become aware of our ... Read more

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