Business

Albert Lea native starts Christian merchandise company

Travis Jensen goes to school at Bethel University, but he is still making an impact in the local ...

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Big Lots coming to portion of former Shopko space, plans to open later this year

A national discount retailer with stores across 47 states will be coming to a portion of the former ...

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Cemstone Companies welcome senior business development engineer 

Cemstone Companies, a leader in the ready-mixed concrete and construction materials industry announced  the addition of Jim Grothaus, ...

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Unemployment rate falls, labor market tightens

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since early in 1999 as companies confront a tight labor ...

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Boutique owners find success, expand store into new building

Every journey seems to start with one small step. Some may know their intended path, but others allow ...

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New company taking off in first year

Visit with Jason and Jenn Schreiber of 10,000 Custom Designs by Jason in Ellendale for only a few ...

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Harbor Freight Tools coming to former Shopko space; mall owner in negotiations with 2nd national retailer

A national hardware retailer is slated to open in a portion of the former Shopko building, the owner ...

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Vortex Cold Storage opens for first truckload; remaining construction to be complete in May

Almost 10 months after breaking ground for the new Vortex Cold Storage in Albert Lea, the company’s founders ...

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Chamber names Businesses of the Year

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced it named Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative as the ...

Business

‘Bringing something new to the community’

After some delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Al’s Burgers and Chicken opened last week on Leland Drive near ...

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeks applications for entrepreneur business competition

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is seeking applications for new business ideas from entrepreneurs who are 18 to 25 ...

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New staff members at Arcadian Bank announced

Arcadian Bank announces the addition of Beth Anderson as a commercial and ag lender, and Mark Petrik as ...

Business

Shopko Optical sets sights on new center in Albert Lea

Shopko Optical announced Thursday it will open a new location in Albert Lea in March 2022 with complete ...

Business

Innovance companies celebrating milestone anniversaries

ALMCO and Lou-Rich, both lifelong Albert Lea companies, are celebrating their 75- and 50-year anniversaries of being in ...

Business

Women start new collaborative to help home-based makers succeed

Two Albert Lea small business owners are opening a new business this month in Skyline Plaza to give ...

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