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Progress 2021

Meals on the Go adapts for pandemic

The time is still rewarding, but it’s not the same. And it probably never will be. That’s the realization Sue and Craig McCormick have made for the ... Read more

4 months ago by David Mayberry.

Rising leaders of the next generation

Albert Lea High School seniors share why they enjoy giving back Read more

4 months ago by Tyler Julson.

New school district child care center aims to fill a need

As much work and effort went into opening Tiger Cub Child Care Center, just as much patience was required when the pandemic closed the facility. Read more

4 months ago by David Mayberry.

‘We plan to be here for them for some time’

The hard work of the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition has paid off in the form of a new MercyOne clinic set to open in the ... Read more

4 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Mayo Clinic workers on the front lines

Employees say they are happy to know they’re helping in some capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic Area resident Deb Wessling had worked as a registered ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Meeting the needs of a congregation

The COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020 impacted churches worldwide, and Albert Lea’s Ascension Lutheran Church was no different.  Read more

4 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Keeping spirits up has been a priority at local senior care facilities

When COVID-19 surfaced in 2020, life instantly changed for residents of senior care facilities. Visitors were restricted for much of the year, and staff at ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months ago by Tyler Julson.

The ongoing battle for funding for educating students in area schools

Three schools in the coverage area had operating levy referendums on the ballot in this past November’s election. Of Albert Lea, United South Central and ... Read more

4 months ago by Tyler Julson.

Empowering the community through art

In its first year of existence, Art Walk Albert Lea has already started to brighten the community. Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Lifelong learning for every age

A.L. community education adapts for the pandemic COVID-19 has left its impact on every aspect of life, and Albert Lea’s Community Education is no different. ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

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