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Peggy Bennett: Additional COVID-19 legislation approved at Capitol

I hope you and your family are healthy and doing well as Minnesotans begin to live with a new normal that includes a stay-at-home order ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Five things you can do for your mental health

We are in the midst of a crisis, with a lot of unknowns. We don’t know how long we have to stay at home and ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

April Jeppson: Virus won’t ruin a perfectly good Jesse Fools’ Day

As I write this, it’s April 1. It’s the first day of my month. It’s the time of year where I learn to tune out ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Thanks to Hagedorn for biodiesel support

America’s agricultural economy has been clobbered multiple times on a myriad of fronts over the past year, from trade wars to inclement weather. And now, ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Al Batt: Where’s a Sears Big Book when you need one?

I threw a boomerang three years ago, and I’ve lived in fear ever since.  Each time I step outside, I expect to be conked on the ... Read more

5 days ago by Al Batt.

Sarah Stultz: Now more than ever, it is vital to seek facts

The past two or three weeks have been interesting for our staff at the Albert Lea Tribune. About half of our employees are working remotely from ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

My Point of View: President has done great job reacting to COVID-19

The Democrats in Congress put the brakes on the economic stimulus package in order to add extraneous add-ons that were pet projects of Nancy Pelosi. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: More help in the fight against COVID-19

Minnesotans are facing one of our greatest challenges in generations as we work to combat the spread of COVID-19. On one front, we are doing ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

April Jeppson: Reach out to friends, family during this uncertain time

Last night as I was preparing dinner, I smiled at my giant container of rice. It’s a white plastic five-gallon bucket. I have three of ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: State Patrol has 770 marked squads in the state

I was approached at a gas station and asked several questions about the State Patrol squads. I was recently issued a 2019 Dodge Charger, and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Al Batt: I’m washing my hands while writing this

I’m trying to enjoy myself while social distancing. I’ve nowhere to go but where I am. COVID-19 has become those ubiquitous orange barrels closing lanes. I’ve ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Sarah Stultz: Be part of the good amid COVID-19 pandemic

On the wall in my living room hangs a wooden sign that reads: “Believe there is good in the world.” Certain letters are painted a different ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

My Point of View: Will nation unite when COVID-19 pandemic is over?

There are significant moments in history that are ingrained in our memories. Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. March 30, 1981, President Reagan was shot. Sept. 11, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Business owners should stay optimistic amid pandemic

Tips for small business during the coronavirus outbreak: Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Peggy Bennett: Still working for you amid COVID-19 pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes in our communities and around the world, and it has now altered our work at the state ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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