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Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To Clarks Grove resident Mickey Nelson. One can’t help but look at Clarks Grove man Mickey Nelson with a smile.  Nelson, who is 100 years ... Read more

16 hours ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial: Be vigilant against scam attempts of all varieties

Numerous times every year we write stories on scams that are making the rounds. Either these tips come to us from law enforcement, who push ... Read more

16 hours ago by Editorial Board.

Guest Column: It is critical to listen to citizens of the county

Guest Column, by Ted Herman Hello, citizens of Freeborn County. I am Ted Herman and would like to be your Freeborn County District 5 county ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Live United: Food insecurity is not just an issue during pandemic

Live United, by Erin Haag Our third pop-up pantry hosted at the Albert Lea Family Y was pretty successful. Third time’s the charm: It was ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Commissioners must be approachable to all

Guest Column, by Lynn Berven I have resided in Freeborn County most of my life. Some local clubs I am actively involved in are the ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

April Jeppson: Bringing a bit of the fair to Albert Lea

Every Little Thing, by April Jeppson A few months ago, our world changed. Then as days turned into weeks, events and activities started canceling — ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Paid political letter: Vote for a fresh perspective

Like many of you, I had a difficult conversation over this past week with my wife about what we are going to do with our ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Letter: Enough already

I consider myself a moderate independent, voting for either Democratic or Republican candidates, depending on who I think is best qualified to intelligently run their ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Letter: Year-round complex needed instead of proposal

So — up goes our taxes again! Now we need a sports complex for soccer, lacrosse, baseball, etc.? Put it on the ballot and let ... Read more

16 hours ago by Submitted.

Editorial: Don’t slip back into old habits with cell phones

Law enforcement agencies across the state began a stepped-up enforcement campaign this week focused on hands-free cell phone use and distracted driving. Distracted driving can ... Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial Roundup: Trashing the outdoors harms everyone

The loons aren’t laughing. The forest is falling tree by chopped-down tree. The open water is clogged by boat traffic and the ditches with human ... Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Roundup.

Al Batt: The music drowned out the sounds of many clarinets

Tales from Exit 22, by Al Batt “You live in the middle of nowhere.” The visitor who said that was from a big city. That ... Read more

4 days ago by Al Batt.

Sarah Stultz: It’s odd not to be covering the fair this year

Nose for News, By Sarah Stultz Covering the Freeborn County Fair is one of the busiest weeks of the year for us at the Tribune, ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Guest column: Compromise is critical in state leadership

I am Joe Pacovsky and am on the 27A primary ballot to be the DFL challenger to Peggy Bennett. I have not been actively campaigning ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Paid political letter: Bennett failed working families

I’m dismayed by Rep. Peggy Bennett’s comments in the Q and A article in last Sunday’s paper. She stated that “many people on unemployment (are) ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

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