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Ed Shannon, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Albert Lea Magazine

Dancing on water and ice

Decades before a place called a casino evolved south of the state line in Iowa, Albert Lea had a very popular dance pavilion with the ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:08 pm

Arts & Culture

Porches of some local community homes are a sight to behold

Some of the interesting legacies of the past, which are still a part of several local homes, are porches. Read more

by Ed Shannon, Friday, December 30, 2016 10:00 am

News

Richard Carlson: Albert Lea’s other film and television star

For nearly 40 years, a former Albert Lea resident named Richard Carlson was one of the best known and most versatile stars of stage, screen ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:00 am

Arts & Culture

The park legacy of Frank Faville

Why one local may have donated a statue to the city of Albert Lea Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:44 pm

Albert Lea Magazine

Christmas, children and wish books

Five decades ago, two of the most popular pre-Christmas catalogs were the wish books issued by Sears and Montgomery Ward. Parents would let their children look ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Friday, November 25, 2016 10:34 am

Albert Lea Magazine

Summertime is full of festivals

Summertime for Albert Lea and area residents provides many opportunities to participate in or enjoy watching various festivals, especially parades. These festivals represent two different ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Monday, August 8, 2016 2:28 pm

Albert Lea Magazine

Albert Lea in the spring

For the people of the Albert Lea area, the end of winter and the advent of spring provides many welcome opportunities to enjoy the various ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:34 pm

Progress 2016

Memories of growing up on Grove Avenue

There’s a real challenge for local resident Kirk Foley — a descendant of a pioneer family who once lived on Albert Lea’s Grove Avenue — ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Monday, June 20, 2016 1:52 pm

Featured News

Longtime lawyer leaves lasting legacy

The funeral service Saturday for Ralph H. Peterson at First Lutheran Church may remind many area people of the many contributions this retired lawyer made ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:00 am

Arts & Culture

The legacy of Frank Faville: Former mayor donated the fountain once located at park

There’s no mystery regarding the origin of the name for Albert Lea’s Faville Park. Its name honors former city mayor and local benefactor, Frank Shaw ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:00 am

Gallery

Professions of the past

Photos courtesy of the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Read more

by Ed Shannon, Monday, March 17, 2014 12:17 pm

Arts & Culture

Freeborn County’s mystery rock

A granite rock in a farmyard located about six miles south of Albert Lea has the date of 1714 and a cross barely visible on ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, March 8, 2014 7:00 am

Arts & Culture

Large bronze cross serves as a memorial to a soldier

For at least 82 years, and possibly even longer, the large bronze cross which has been a focal point of the altar at Albert Lea’s ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:00 am

Arts & Culture

Postcards based on area scenes

Among the postcards in the archives of the Freeborn County Historical Museum Library are six based specifically on area communities. Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:00 am

Arts & Culture

Have you been to Curtis?

Not long ago Tim Engstrom, the Tribune’s editor, asked me if I knew of a place in the area named Curtis. About all I could ... Read more

by Ed Shannon, Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:16 am

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