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Opinion

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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week ago by Submitted.

Paid political letter: Bennett sidelined bonding bill projects for area

It was frustrating to see the bonding bill fall short again in the Legislature’s second special session. This bill included funding to complete the Blazing ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Letter: Armed Forces deserved better

I am an Iraq War veteran. I have the deepest respect for my fellow members of our Armed Forces, risking their lives in service to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Letter: Support medical aid in dying law

What is medical aid in dying? It allows terminally ill, mentally capable adults to request and receive medication they can self-administer (or not as they ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Editorial: Support educators during stresses of new school year

The Minnesota Department of Education on Thursday announced it’s Safe Learning Plan, which through a formula supplied by the MDE, gives the schools more flexibility ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

To the theft of campaign signs. Every year it seems to happen, and this year is no different. This week, we heard the first reports ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

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