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Arts & Culture

Owatonna artist’s work on display at Albert Lea Art Center

Nine years ago, Gar Olson of Owatonna gave up television, internet, radio and his stereo. Working in a bowling alley eight to 12 hours a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: ‘Walking hand in hand with Jesus’

Across the Pastor’s Desk by George Marin When I was a young man, our family traveled to Mexico for a distant relative’s wedding. On our ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Historic church to integrate its slavery ties

The great contradiction of Boston’s Old North Church is that a site pivotal to the freedom of the nation is the same place where slave ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Associated Press.

A wonderful breakfast worth waking up for

Waking up, no matter how late, can be such a drag. You’re moving slow and cuddled up warm under the blankets. However, your stomach is ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Upcoming DC Drifters show to feature area country artists

Classic country music artists from south-central Minnesota will come together Aug. 21 at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center for a show with award-winning DC ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Seeing with eyes of abundance

This year has been a tough one for gardens. Between the heat and drought, many plants have struggled. But, despite this, August is the time ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Hearing the voice of Jesus

In his devotion, Rick Lawrence, “Jesus-Centered Daily” shares: Take a deep breath. Do it again, then exhale. We’re inviting something into our depths — we ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Go plant based for healthy school days

Filling the kitchen with plant-based ingredients is an easy way to nudge kids toward nutritious after-school snacks and make busy weeknight dinners as healthy as ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Connecting with faith through song

EN(dur)ANCE by Robin Gudal “Graves into Gardens,” (Elevation Worship, Brandon Lake) have you heard this 2019 worship song? Its title is intriguing to me. When ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Following the Golden Rule; be kind

Across the Pastor’s Desk by George Marin I am certain that most of us have heard of the Golden Rule. This is found in Matthew ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Sweet ideas for easy back-to-school breakfasts

A healthy breakfast can give your student a boost that lasts all day long. Mornings tend to be rushed, but it’s still possible to prepare ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Farmers Market Week will be celebrated at Albert Lea market second week in August

Each year, National Farmers Market week is celebrated the first week in August. However, because this conflicts with our Freeborn County Fair and the events ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Compassion comes in many forms

Across the Pastor’s Desk by Don Rose “As Jesus went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Flowers and dinner with a friend

EN(dur)ANCE by Robin Gudal When our kids were young, we loved the “Flipper” movies and watched them over and over. The film is about a ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Wedding: Luttrell & Piscopo

Rich and Sheryl (Luttrell) Piscopo of Clear Lake were married July 17, 2021, at the Winan Creek Barn in Hanlontown, Iowa, with friends and family. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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