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Andrew Dyrdal, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Albert Lea High School

Packers & Tigers: Red, black & blue

As the Austin and Albert Lea boys’ basketball teams prepare to square off Tuesday, the Herald looks back at the rivalry over the past decade Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Monday, January 30, 2012 11:35 pm

Albert Lea High School

Video and gallery: Packer/Tiger rivalry

As the Austin and Albert Lea boys’ basketball teams prepare to square off Tuesday, the Herald looks back at the rivalry over the past decade ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Monday, January 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Courts and Crime

A.L. girls’ basketball coach, teacher placed on administrative leave

Albert Lea girls’ basketball coach, Sean Gillam, has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the results of an investigation, according to Albert Lea School ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:10 am

Community

Motorcycle man was ‘larger than life’

A young man with a military buzz cut and a muscular upper body build grew into an older, still quite muscular family man with long ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Friday, January 6, 2012 6:12 am

austin girls swimming and diving

Austin’s Heimark takes 15th at state swim meet

MINNEAPOLIS — Austin’s Helen Heimark placed 15th on Saturday in the 200-yard freestyle at the Class A meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Minnesota Vikings

Video: Purple orientation in Mankato

MANKATO — The purple’s back. After a four-month long NFL lockout, the Minnesota Vikings opened Monday their 46th consecutive training camp in Mankato at Minnesota ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:49 pm

Minnesota Vikings

Gallery: Vikings training camp opens

Photos from Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato taken by Albert Lea Tribune sports editor Andrew Dyrdal. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:48 pm

Minnesota Vikings

Video: Purple orientation

MANKATO — The purple’s back. After a four-month long NFL lockout, the Minnesota Vikings opened Monday their 46th consecutive training camp in Mankato at Minnesota ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:47 pm

Minnesota Vikings

Training camp opened with silence

MANKATO — Eager to take the field together for the first time this season, Vikings players and coaches shelved their enthusiasm Monday to remember a ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:46 pm

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Patriots end Austin Post 91’s season

ALBERT LEA — No lead was safe in District 1 Tournament at Hayek Field in Albert Lea Friday. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Friday, July 22, 2011 2:08 pm

outdoors

Adventure race at Myre-Big Island

Myre-Big Island State Park was full of adventurers Saturday despite the state shutdown. The Minnesota Orienteering Club Adventure O was held in Albert Lea and ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 11:34 am

Health

Climber harnesses her strength

The 27-foot-high beige climbing wall — dotted with blue, red and gray holds — looms nearly 22 feet over her head, but Jennifer Kanz can ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:00 am

tornado

Rebuilding the farm

ALDEN — Doug and Staci Steele didn’t put much thought into what needed to be rebuilt first. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Monday, June 13, 2011 10:59 am

Albert Lea

State champion: Monson wins 1,600

ST. PAUL — Chrissy Monson is a state champion. The Albert Lea girls’ track runner won the 1,600-meter run Saturday at the Class AA state ... Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Sunday, June 12, 2011 11:22 pm

children

Second-grader turns thrill seeker

Eight-year-old Rylee Petterson follows her father everywhere. The two have climbed Devils Tower in Wyoming’s Black Hills and skied black diamonds in Aspen, Colo. Read more

by Andrew Dyrdal, Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:48 am