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Opinion

Guest Column: A new social distancing living routine

Most days are similar to me during this distancing pattern the last several months. I awaken when it’s light, around 7 a.m., and meditate each ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: What has COVID-19 done to me?

Slowed my pace down — I used to be in the fast lane! Appreciate family and tell them. Appreciate and listen to nature. Listen to ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Walz has helped save many lives

I am writing to thank Gov. Tim Walz for his leadership during the pandemic crisis.  There have been times over the past weeks when I ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Republicans’ actions questionable

Will our state representative verbally support the federal House of Representatives Heroes Act, which allocates $10 billion to assist our local small businesses? Not likely. ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Bonding bill would create jobs, boost infrastructure

Thank you to Governor Walz for following the advice of epidemiologists and other health experts in his efforts to keep us safe during the COVID-19 ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Letter: Support small businesses and freedom of religion

Governor Walz has gone too far with his emergency order and his latest “spin of the dial” on Wednesday. Restaurants are now allowed to have ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

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7 days ago by Editorial Board.

Guest Column: New Albert Lea Farmers Market regulations for 2020

For over 40 years now, the Albert Lea Farmers Market has been pleased to provide our customers with healthy, safe, local food access, as well ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Editorial: To this year’s graduates, it’s time to celebrate

This week marks the end of high school careers for seniors with Albert Lea Area Schools, as well as students at some of the other ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Sarah Stultz: Thanks for support in distance learning

Well, here we are. We made it to the end of the school year after two months of distance learning. It seems so long ago when ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

Al Batt: What to do if you encounter Yogi the bear and his buddies

I swam with snapping turtles. I was only slightly smarter than a bag of hammers (I didn’t know oregano from Oregon) and I wasn’t the best ... Read more

1 week ago by Al Batt.

My Point of View: What types of leaders are our state’s representatives?

Governor Walz is a true leader who circles the herd in response to danger. Rep. Peggy Bennett said she “lost faith” in Gov. Walz’s COVID-19 plan ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: In reopening, worker safety must come first

COVID-19 has brought a devastating public health crisis to our state. Hundreds of thousands of workers are risking their lives to continue to provide essential ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Letter: Landlords seeing effects of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Walz administration has imposed a peacetime emergency. Specifically, in this emergency landlords may not evict tenants for not paying rent. ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Letter: Clean energy policies can help drive economic development

The Minnesota economy is showing severe strain from fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people are unemployed and the Safe at Home order has ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

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