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Progress 2015

Latest Progress 2015

Schools by the numbers

Public schools: Albert Lea Area Schools Address: 211 Richway Drive, Albert Lea Phone: 379-4800 Superintendent: Mike Funk District number: 241 2013-14 enrollment: 3,214 District size: ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

Sometimes Albert Lea High School is actually Riverland Community College

Preparing for college may seem daunting for some seniors, but two Albert Lea students are taking an academic approach to it. Emily Solum and Megan Lindely ... Read more

5 years ago by Hannah Dillon.

Discovering opinions through door knocking

Some people call it the key to winning an election; others call it a good way to meet people. Whatever the case may be, newly elected ... Read more

5 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

When amateur boxing was golden in Albert Lea

If someone mentions the sport of professional boxing — also called prize fighting — most people would probably say they have never followed any type ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

in 75th yr., Riverland honors 75 people

After attending what would become Riverland Community College in the early 1970s, Don Leathers has never been far from the school. Leathers started at Austin ... Read more

5 years ago by Jenae Hackensmith.

Meet the artist: Tom Mullen

Age: 73 Hometown: LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He moved to Albert Lea in 1969 to serve as the audiovisual director for Albert Lea Schools. Art background: He ... Read more

5 years ago by Submitted.

A look back at some friendly faces

The Albert Lea Tribune began printing its Prairie Profiles series in 2006. At first, the stories were on Mondays, but within the year switched to ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

Addressing challenges in mobility

Some places are better than others for wheelchairs People forget what it’s like. That’s what St. John’s Lutheran Community and Knutson Place residents Gloria Lashbrook ... Read more

5 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

Riverland Community College strides into the future with five-year plan

  Riverland Community College hit its 75th anniversary in 2015, but nobody is slowing down. In fact, things are speeding up. Since Riverland released its ... Read more

5 years ago by Jenae Hackensmith.

One healthy change at a time

Albert Lea businesses are jumping on board to make healthy choices easier for their employees. As part of the Blue Zones Project, leaders at the ... Read more

5 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

In the cupboard: Fresh and healthy foods offered at Albert Lea’s oldest store

A customer opens a jar of gourmet peppers and the aroma bursts out, pungent and tangy. At Wintergreen Natural Foods Co-op, the shelves are lined ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

A focus on business during the last year

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5 years ago by Staff Reports.

Workforce grows at Overhead Door Co.

Over the last 14 years, Overhead Door Co. of Albert Lea’s workforce has more than doubled. The business opened its doors in 1991, and when vice ... Read more

5 years ago by Micah Bader.

Medical possibilities

Online health kiosk could hold big solutions for Mayo Clinic and Austin Public Schools An Austin Public Schools and Mayo Clinic Health System partnership could have ... Read more

5 years ago by Jason Schoonover.

Five businesses collaborate to create new private employee clinic in northern Albert Lea

Reduced wait time. Less emergency room visits. Happier employees. Those were some of the focus points behind area companies partnering on the construction of a private ... Read more

5 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

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