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Editorial: Be prepared for the worst

Freeborn County is no stranger to severe weather, and that threat ramps up in the summer when the threat of tornadoes increases. According to the ... Read more

3 days ago by Editorial Board.

Sarah Stultz: Gardening good for both the body and mind

I took half a day off last week to get most of my garden planted at the Brookside community gardens. Though it felt a little ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Al Batt: Put a zip in your code with a forever stamp on your letter

She said she’d had a dream about me. “Oh, oh,” was the thought that came galloping into my mind. I heard menacing drums coming from the ... Read more

3 days ago by Al Batt.

My Point of View: Support opposition to Minnesota’s current one-sided system

There is only one side to every issue and other opinions are all wrong! If I said that about President Trump, Democrats would be all ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Start bringing your business back to life

Local small business CEOs are considering a common question right now. How do I bring my business back to life again? We have started the ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Bonding bill would serve as economic boost

While the Legislature was not able to pass a bonding bill during regular session, they still have an opportunity to create a bonding bill in ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Nice to know: Thanks to businesses for support

Albert Lea Area Schools would like to thank our local businesses who supported our work-based learning programs this school year.  Students from our diversified occupations, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: The Republican Party has decayed

The Republican Party had a proud history as a party of principles and ideas. It has contributed to the debate of ideas to solve the ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Employer-based insurance not good enough in a pandemic

The job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in southeast Minnesota have exposed the core weakness of our employer-based health insurance system — no job, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Keep looking out for the farmer

Navigating the federal bureaucracy is a very difficult thing to do expediently, and efforts made by Congressman Hagedorn certainly have not gone unnoticed. Since he ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

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3 days ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial: Honor the fallen soldiers

As we move into the Memorial Day weekend, let us remember the real reason for the holiday. Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial ... Read more

7 days ago by Editorial Board.

April Jeppson: Did my high school prediction come true?

Going through some boxes in our basement, my husband came across an old newspaper. The paper was published when I graduated high school. All my ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Amy Klobuchar: Honoring the United States’ heroes this Memorial Day

It’s been said that a nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. We tell the world who we are as a country by ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: Regular session ends, but the work continues in Legislature

The 2020 legislative session came to a close this week when we adjourned at midnight on Sunday, May 18. Nevertheless, these next few weeks and ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

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