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Progress 2018

Latest Progress 2018

Filling a need in the community

When Christa DeBoer started fostering dogs for the Humane Society of Freeborn County over two decades ago, she wouldn’t have predicted she’d be directing the ... Read more

2 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

Albert Lea Family Y encourages healthy living, connections

Implemented and planned changes mean there’s something in the water at the Albert Lea Family Y. Read more

2 years ago by Sarah Kocher.

Influential citizens of the past

Where everyone stands today is the direct result of the footsteps of those who walked before them. Read more

2 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Catholic School in Wells open more than 100 years

WELLS — Despite a decrease in the number of students who attend the school and other changes, St. Casimir Catholic School is still open, more ... Read more

2 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Church looks for ways to support

For a little under three months, Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea has been doing its part to make sure children at Hawthorne Elementary School ... Read more

2 years ago by Tyler Julson.

Albert Lea school board chairman returns to position in 2nd board stint

Over the course of one year, the Albert Lea school board takes several actions that affect the education and lives of hundreds of students in ... Read more

2 years ago by Sarah Kocher.

Another day, another ’do

Even before she purchased what would become The Best Little Hair House, a local hair stylist was making waves — and curls, colors, cuts and ... Read more

2 years ago by Sarah Kocher.

‘There’s no better feeling than going out and helping someone’

Long nights battling fires to harrowing medical calls following car crashes are situations volunteer firefighters face in their positions. For five local firefighters from three ... Read more

2 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Group hopes to turn former bank building into destination hotel

Two local Realtors are part of a group that hopes to develop the Freeborn National Bank building and Jacobson Apartments into a 30-room boutique hotel. Read more

2 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

An advocate for area victims of crime

For over a decade, one Albert Lean has been doing his part to help some of those most in need. Read more

2 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

A labor of love

The Dorcas circle at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove has been doing its part to help out in the local community as well as ... Read more

2 years ago by Tyler Julson.

Booster club forms to support Lakers

In their second season, the Albert Lea Lakers will play for the first time with the support of a booster club this year. During their ... Read more

2 years ago by Tyler Julson.

‘Can’t imagine trying to move it anywhere else’

A family business for nearly a century, Albert Lea Seed House isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Read more

2 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

‘Realize there are women veterans among us’

What started over 20 years ago as two women meeting for lunch has morphed into an organized group centered around camaraderie and strength. Read more

2 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

‘We can’t leave any stone unturned’

On June 12, 2017, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea officials announced they would transition most inpatient services to Austin over the next three ... Read more

2 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

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