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Alerus to acquire Home Federal Savings Bank

Alerus Financial Corporation and HMN Financial Inc.  jointly announced Wednesday the signing of a definitive agreement and plan ...

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Cemstone and TCC Materials welcome general counsel Lynn Baldus

The Cemstone and TCC Materials companies, leaders in the ready-mixed concrete and construction materials industry, are pleased to ...

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Longtime Albert Lea jeweler set to retire in June

After more than 36 years in business, Larry and Sandra Fisher of Fisher’s Fine Jewelers will retire in ...

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4 Albert Lea businesses to be recognized as Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota

Workforce Development Inc. this week announced the winners of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota, including ...

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Couple brings family-style diner to Lake Mills community

LAKE MILLS — Two weeks ago, Scarville couple Kevin and Jolene Grothe opened their new restaurant, Grothe’s Diner ...

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It’s prom season: Formal wear business owner talks store changes and buying habits

NORTHWOOD — High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for a special event in their school career — prom.

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New leaders at the helm at Innovance after long tenures of former executives

After at least 30 years of leadership at Innovance, two executive leaders have retired from the company. Chief ...

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Business success comes from inventions created out of necessity

EMMONS — It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention, and Martin Bernau can definitely ...

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Bigcats enhances Clarks Grove with new business, car show

CLARKS GROVE — A little over a year ago Clarks Grove welcomed a new business to the community: ...

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‘If they stop once, they’ll stop again’: Hayward business finds success at physical location and online

HAYWARD — Nestled just off of Interstate 90 and Interstate 35 is Calico Hutch Quilt Shop.

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Mother-daughter duo takes over Tim’s Corner

LAKE MILLS — New owners took over a popular bar and restaurant in Lake Mills in January — ...

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Longtime building finds new life: Several companies now utilizing space in former Streater building

About a year and a half after a group purchased the former Streater building in Albert Lea, the ...

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From concrete work to clock repair

When you walk into the Cowboy Clock Workshop, all kinds of clock faces greet you in bodies with ...

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Growth at Conger Meat Market leads to yet another expansion

CONGER — When Darcy and Jeremy Johnson purchased Conger Meat Market in 2004 it had been in the ...

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An ever-evolving downtown

Albert Lea is continuing to see an uptick in activity happening downtown with several smaller projects taking place ...

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