Elena Schewe, Albert Lea Tribune

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Past articles by Elena:

Alden-Conger High School hires new head football coach

Alden-Conger High School’s football team has rebuilt its coaching staff with a ... → Read More

Students can get head start in workforce while in high school

A state-funded program that has allowed high school students to take college ... → Read More

Fundraiser planned to connect vets and service dogs

The Worth County Fairgrounds will host a fundraiser this weekend to raise money for a nonprofit organization that places service dogs with veterans. On Sunday, the event will raise money toward Paws and Effect — an organization that raises, trains and then places the dogs. A noon lunch will take place at the fairgrounds for Worth County and will be sponsored by the Worth County Beef Producers… → Read More

Tribune interns try out, rate some popular food at the fair

By Madeline Funk and Elena Schewe Many fairgoers’ favorite part of the fair is the food. Mini donuts, snow cones, cheese curds and corn dogs are just a few of these favorites. This year we chose to do a fair food review of some the eclectic food offered. Here’s how we rated three of those items: Deep fried cookie dough sundae, Minnesota Wing King Stand, $6, 5/5 The deep fried cookie dough was… → Read More

Minn. minimum wage increases to $9 an hour

On Saturday, over 288,000 workers earned a $1 raise or more to meet the state’s new $9 minimum wage. Minnesota has completed its second minimum wage raise out of three as part of legislation passed in 2014. The state has raised the large employer’s original $6.15 minimum wage. In August 2014, the minimum wage was raised to $8. This year the wages were raised another dollar and are expected to… → Read More

A.L. woman chosen to compete in Miss Minnesota pageant

Miss Minnesota USA has hand picked a born-and-raised Albert Lea resident to ... → Read More

Weekend Planner: Elvis tribute coming to Marion Ross theater

The Elvis Show, a musical tribute to Elvis Presley, will be on ... → Read More

All aboard the Pelican Breeze II

The traditional Pelican Breeze summer boat cruises have been brought back for ... → Read More

City gauging interest in a splash pad on North Broadway

Albert Lea may potentially have a new area attraction to entertain the ... → Read More

New contest asks children why they choose not to use drugs

Summer break for students has always been a pastime of freedom. With ... → Read More

Blue Earth-based monument business expands into A.L.

While Albert Lea welcomes a Blue Earth-based business, Nala, the business service ... → Read More

Northwood women plan 20-miles of garage sales

To kick off unbeatable summer sales, two Northwood women have teamed up ... → Read More