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Helping clients look and feel their best

In a challenging time for many businesses throughout the nation because of COVID-19, Albert Lean Amber Larson is taking her dream and running with it. Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Rihm Kenworth relocates to a newly renovated building

Operating in Albert Lea since 2006, Rihm Kenworth moved to a new location in mid-December to grow the business and expand in space.  Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

‘Developers want to be here’

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the work of the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency in the last year, several major projects are continuing to ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

1st year of Liquor Depot sees success

WELLS — A relocation and relaunch arrived in time for the Wells Liquor Depot to post its best year in 2020. Read more

1 day ago by David Mayberry.

Shifting their business models

There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a number of devastating ways. The effects can be felt all over the local ... Read more

1 day ago by Tyler Julson.

Into the ‘Shark Tank’

Everything around Busy Baby today indicates a deal was made when it appeared on the TV show “Shark Tank.” Read more

2 days ago by David Mayberry.

Minnesota Mattress Factory expands to Albert Lea

A Minnesota-made mattress company is opening a showroom in Albert Lea next week in the strip mall next to Walmart.  Minnesota Mattress Factory was started ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Over $750K given out in second round of local business relief

Local officials distributed $761,500 in COVID-19 relief funding this week, according to Freeborn County Administrator Tom Jensen. More than $599,000 of the pot came from ... Read more

2 days ago by David Mayberry.

National FFA Week Q&A: Albert Lea officeholders talk leadership

FFA chapters around the country will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-21. Here is a Q&A with Albert Lea students who are leading the local ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Walz expands capacity limits in restaurants, elsewhere

MINNEAPOLIS  — Gov. Tim Walz on Friday said he would relax several restrictions in place due to the coronavirus as cases continue to ebb, including ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Renewal by Andersen receives Green Diamond Service Award

Renewal by Andersen of Albert Lea has received the company’s prestigious Green Diamond Service Award, given to the top locations in the Renewal by Andersen ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cargill gets DEED award

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced it has awarded $1.89 million from its Job Creation Fund to seven businesses, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Winter truck load increases underway

Winter load increases began Feb. 1 on unrestricted state highways in the area, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Vehicles will be allowed to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Mattson joins angus group

Macy Mattson, of Albert Lea, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members are eligible to register cattle in the group, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Interchange owner facing 3 new criminal charges; MDH sues restaurant for operating without a license

The owner of The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro in Albert Lea is facing three new criminal charges tied to alleged violations of state executive ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

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