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Inventive ways to help

Business shifts operations to create hand sanitizer Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Local cafe closes its doors for good

The preventative measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have started to impact small businesses across the country. Now, for one local ... Read more

3 days ago by Tyler Julson.

Hospitality industry already seeing effects from COVID-19

The ongoing threat of COVID-19 is causing big concerns for the hospitality industry, which is seeing declines in customers amid canceled events and recommendations to ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Emergency loans for small businesses are in the works

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Hy-Vee sets goal to raise money for food shelves

Hy-Vee Inc. announced it has set a goal to raise $1 million to help local food banks restock their shelves during the coronavirus outbreak, according ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Winnebago stops production, paying 5,000 workers for 2 weeks

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Iowa-based recreational vehicle and boat manufacturer Winnebago Industries said Monday it is ceasing production to protect workers from coronavirus exposure and ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Small businesses to receive federal support during COVID-19 pandemic

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday announced that small businesses in Minnesota are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance through the Small Business Administration ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

‘Turned upside down’

Hy-Vee employees in overdrive to meet needs during pandemic Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

List created to support local businesses

ALEDA and its community partners — including the city of Albert Lea, Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau and Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Department of Commerce talks interruption insurance

The Minnesota Department of Commerce regularly publishes consumer alerts and frequently asked questions to inform the public of ways to protect themselves and their assets, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Hy-Vee reserves hour for high-risk shoppers

Hy-Vee Inc. announced that, in response to customer requests, it will reserve one hour of shopping time prior to its new opening time each day ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Business bringing cheer to residents at care facilities

Amid the uncertainties surrounding the threat of COVID-19, one Albert Lea business is making an extra effort to spread cheer among residents at the community’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘We hope to prevail’

Local restaurants adjusting options, others suspend operations Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Chamber, ALEDA close to public

In reaction to the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations coming from the state and federal government, the Albert-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce and Albert ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Don’t rush to relax: Deck building requires planning

Watching the sunset from your own deck may be a good way to relieve stress, but building a deck carelessly can be a quick way ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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