Candidate Q&A: Minnesota Senate District 27

This is a continuation of the Tribune’s candidate Q&A features and the second such feature with Minnesota Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-27) and challenger Gene Dornink (R). In this feature, the candidates were asked questions regarding public safety and police reform. Here are their responses.
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This Week in History: Mayor, city attorney welcome the governor

Aug. 13, 1970: Albert Lea Mayor Francis Crawford and City Attorney Ralph Peterson greeted Gov. Harold LeVander at the airport. Local business and civic leaders entertained the governor with a tour of the city and two stops in Jobs Industrial Park.
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Court Dispositions: July 31-Aug. 13, 2020

Freeborn County District Court   July 31 Jessica Gail Kane, 48, 710 Clark St. W., Albert Lea. Count 1: Driving after suspension. Fees $280. Count 2: Driver must carry proof of insurance. Dismissed.   Aug. 3 Alphonso Dale Cotto, 40, AKA Marcus Darold Smith OID No. 196535, Faribault. Count 1: Possession of a controlled substance […]
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Editorial: Thanks to all the people who voted in the primary

Whether you voted in-person or through absentee or mail ballot, we thank everyone who took the time to let their voice be heard in the primary election. According to the Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, 25.12% of registered voters cast their ballot in the election. Of that number, 1,248 were absentee ballots and 2,168 were mail […]
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Woman cited for disorderly conduct and other reports

Police cited Sherry Irene Sundberg, 51, for disorderly conduct after two incidents at 5:59 p.m. and 7:37 p.m. Thursday at 409 Court St.    Mailbox damaged Police received a report of a mailbox that was damaged at 6:31 a.m. Thursday at 1810 Greenwood Drive.   Man cited for shoplifting Police cited Douglas Michael Blouin, 60, […]
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Activist charged in toppling of Minnesota Columbus statue

ST. PAUL  — A Minnesota prosecutor charged an Indigenous activist with a felony on Thursday in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally weeks after the death of George Floyd. Mike Forcia, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is charged with criminal damage […]
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Wells Kernel Days events canceled after receiving call from state

The Wells Kernel Days committee announced Wednesday on its Facebook page it has canceled the fireworks and parade that had been slated for the weekend because of COVID-19 restrictions.  Committee Chairman Mike Schrader said the committee was contacted by the state Attorney General’s Office Wednesday morning regarding the plans. “It’s unfortunate,” Schrader said. “We had […]
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Impact of COVID‐19 and other viruses on reproductive health – Wiley

1 INTRODUCTION In December 2019, a severe respiratory disease was first appeared in Wuhan, China and has now spread to many countries and affected many people around the world (WHO,…

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Study examines feasibility of using Decoded Neurofeedback to control pain – News-Medical.Net

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 13 2020 Chronic pain is one of the most important health priorities of the 21st century, with a socioeconomic cost that may far exceed other…

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Rihm Kenworth building new dealership in Albert Lea, to open later this fall

Rihm Kenworth, a long-time truck dealership in Minnesota, is building a new facility in Albert Lea to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts and services. The new dealership will be located off of Interstate 35 at 77847 209th St. in Albert Lea, east of Trail’s Travel Center. “This new location for Rihm Kenworth is […]
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