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Editorial Roundup: Remote work a valuable permanent business option

For many employees, punching a clock would be like revisiting history. Our smartphones, our laptops, our Fitbits report our work time all the time. And ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Roundup.

Tribune Editorial: College Hoops contest winners are announced

Our recent College Hoops contest has drawn to a close, and we’re happy to announce the winners of this fun contest. Amy Bell of Hollandale ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

My Point of View: Democrats are focused on participation trophies for all

America is a beautiful country, rich with opportunity, resources, natural beauty and grit. We have not always gotten everything right in our history, but we ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Sarah Stultz: Thank you to all working in Public Health

I covered the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners workshop on Tuesday and was impressed after hearing a presentation by three members of the county’s Public ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Al Batt: Potatoes, popcorn and a rabbit walk into a story

Tales from Exit 22 by Al Batt “I don’t have enough rabbits.” I couldn’t muster any pity for the man who said that. “I have ... Read more

2 days ago by Al Batt.

Guest Column: Keep fighting for our local newspapers

Guest Column by Amy Klobuchar On May 7 of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Letters formed around simple common sense

I really have to answer a letter to the editor on April 3 titled “There is no more local control.” The writer started out saying ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Editorial: Thumbs

To Albert Lea High School teacher Kevin Gentz. Congratulations to Albert Lea High School math teacher Kevin Gentz, who was named the 2021 Albert Lea ... Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial: Be aware of surroundings while out on the roads

As the weather gets nicer, more and more people are spending time outdoors. Whether it’s walking, running or riding bicycles, people are more likely to ... Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

April Jeppson: Competition will be different but exciting

Last year many of the spring sporting events got canceled. Just a week or two before they were scheduled to happen, everything was forced into ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Capitol Comments: If the goal is efficiency, state should keep exam station open

Not long ago, we all learned that the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) agency is considering consolidation of the state’s 93 drivers’ exam station ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Do I need a license or permit for my business?

A question often asked of SCORE mentors is “Does my new business idea require a license or permit?” That is a very good and important ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Editorial Roundup: Welfare Walz plan to cut red tape is solid

Two hundred forty thousand pieces of paper per month, 2.88 million pieces of paper per year. That’s the amount of paperwork state human service employees ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Roundup.

Editorial: Thanks to volunteers throughout the area

With the changes over the last year in the Albert Lea area because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector that has been widely impacted is ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Al Batt: The grass is always greener when it’s in your Easter basket

Spring rode in on the south wind. It was a soaring turkey vulture wearing a stocking cap on its bald head. Its head still looked much ... Read more

1 week ago by Al Batt.

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