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Progress 2016

Combined water treatment plant will help save money

HARTLAND —  Local officials say a new water treatment plant built in Hartland is helping residents save money. As part of a 40-year joint venture ... Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Bricelyn’s first year with new fire station proves a success

BRICELYN — Community leaders say a new fire hall in Bricelyn has helped quicken emergency response time and enhanced community spirit. Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Founder: ‘We went out on a step of faith’

The founder of one of Albert Lea’s most successful start-up businesses said she is proud to live in Albert Lea. Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen founder Gerry ... Read more

5 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

President of Minnesota Pork Producers Association focused on priorities with lawmakers

EASTON — A rural Easton woman has just completed her second term as president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. In her second year as ... Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Wells plant is up and running again

WELLS — When a foreclosure sign was hung at Singleteary Food Solutions in February 2014, many in the Wells community were left wondering what would ... Read more

5 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Insurance agent says industry has changed

WELLS — A longtime insurance agent and office manager is assisting farmers in multiple ways with her first-hand knowledge of the area. Donna Yokiel, 55, ... Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Seed company supplies farm seed as far away as the East Coast states

Albert Lea Seed House has been a mainstay in the community for over 90 years, and according to co-owner Mac Ehrhardt, the business won’t be ... Read more

5 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Innovating in Albert Lea

One local business has been a consistent contributor to the local workforce and to the community itself. Innovance — the holding company for Lou-Rich, Almco ... Read more

5 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

Woman takes passion for Albert Lea online

On top of her life as a busy mother and a homeschool teacher, one Albert Lea woman has made it her mission to promote her ... Read more

5 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

Out-of-town developers share what attracted them to Albert Lea

Albert Lea city administration has made the community a positive place for development, according to the owner of a Janesville-based construction company. TSB Construction has ... Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Kindergarten readiness a top priority

Children race to the door to see what is brought to them today. Read more

5 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Known for its high open enrollment numbers, Alden-Conger School gets ready to expand

Buses leave the school in all directions headed to Albert Lea, Kiester and New Richland before circling back to Alden-Conger. “We have quite an expansive ... Read more

5 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Making a difference at a young age

While many high school students may be thinking of college and leaving their hometown, three Albert Lea High School students have been participating in an ... Read more

5 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Leading into the future

With an indisputable passion for education, Riverland Community College President Adenuga Atewologun has begun to change the face of community college in Albert Lea, Austin ... Read more

5 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

Group focuses on family and fun

Via Facebook on her laptop, Belinda Krysan offers a portal to exploring all types of family fun in the Albert Lea area. Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

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