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This Week in History: Longtime Albert Lea city councilor is sworn in as the city’s new mayor

Jan. 13, 2011: Freeborn County Sheriff Bob Kindler answered questions at a press conference about the deaths of two women found in a home in ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

This Week in History: Farmstead Foods emerges from bankruptcy

Jan. 5, 2011: St. John’s Lutheran Home purchased 51.5 acres of the former Albert Lea Golf Club, known as “the back nine” by Albert Leans. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Lights shining in the darkness

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Kenneth Jensen On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Christians celebrated the “Epiphany of Our Lord,” marking the end of the “Twelve Days ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Be strong and courageous — be brave

What does the word “brave” conjure up in your mind? Is it battling cancer, moving forward after a divorce, overcoming a physical obstacle or handicap? ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

This Week in History: County on alert for missing S.D. jail escapee

Local Jan. 3, 2011: Bob Kindler took his oath of office in the Freeborn County courthouse to serve as Freeborn County sheriff. Kindler won the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: You are of great worth in God’s sight

Most beautiful is what my hubs calls me. At first, I thought it was an odd decision of words on his part. Now, it’s grown ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Have a new beginning each day

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Don Rose A new year has begun, and many are in the process of making resolutions, or for some already ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Man recovers from injuries from tornado

Local Aug. 10, 2010: Ron Woodside, “The Miracle Man,” was featured on the front page of the Tribune. He was pictured receiving physical therapy at ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Shelley Pederson: No lawn space? Grow plants and veggies in pots

“If words are seeds,  let flowers grow  from your mouth, not weeds.  If heart are gardens,  plant those flowers in the chest of the ones who exist around you.” — R.H. Swaney  Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

Shelley Pederson: Getting into raised-bed gardening

The second kind of gardening is raised bed gardening. I have been gardening in raised beds for over 35 years. The advantages are that there ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

Shelley Pederson: Gardening can provide food for your family

“Why don’t you garden a little instead of play And help to pass your spare time away Also, you’ll find, some of these days Your Victory garden really ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

Al Batt: Why do birds stand on one leg?

It was a lovely day. I hoped everyone recognized it as such. I walked amongst the trees while trying not to think of Leif Erickson, Branch ... Read more

10 months ago by Al Batt.

Shelley Pederson: Gardening can be great stress reliever during strange times

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, and the light moves.” ... Read more

10 months ago by Submitted.

Al Batt: How old was the oldest duck you’ve ever seen?

My neighbor Crandall stops by. “How are you doing?” I ask. “Everything is nearly copacetic. I bought a new garden hose. I buy a new one every year.” “Why ... Read more

10 months ago by Al Batt.

Shelley Pederson: Being out in the great outdoors is not canceled

‘Awake, thou wintry earth — Fling off thy sadness!’ — Thomas Blackburn Spring fever anyone? The good news is gardening is not canceled. The bad news ... Read more

10 months ago by Submitted.

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