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Progress 2016

Latest Progress 2016

The main asset of the Freeborn County museum’s library

“She’s a very valuable resource for the museum” is how Pat Mulso, recently retired executive director of the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village, ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Man makes towels to raise cancer awareness

An Albert Lea man is raising awareness for breast cancer — on his own dime and time. Read more

4 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Being an advocate for a good cause

People are like puzzle pieces; they all have their place. Few may understand that as well as Mary Goetz who works as the executive director ... Read more

4 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Refugees find a haven in Albert Lea

When looking for a new place to live, safety is almost always expected to come with the territory for most people. For Pal Deng and ... Read more

4 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

A rising business leader

LAKE MILLS — Long-standing family ties and a sense of community led one Lake Mills graduate to pursue a career in her hometown. Cassie Johnson, 24, ... Read more

4 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

Alden food shelf, students team up for project

A crowded household of 11, full of love and hand-me-downs. Most of what gets put on the table was raised near the barn or grown ... Read more

4 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Man finds passion while leading summer festival

Seeing people have a good time. That’s what Mark Heggestad of Emmons said is his payoff as chairman of Borderfest for the past nine years. ... Read more

4 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

Wells native returns to area to raise family, begins new career path as insurance agent

WELLS – Somewhere far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, where you know your neighbors and they know you. On a farm ... Read more

4 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Stories bind together both past and present Freeborn residents

FREEBORN — Bonnie Schuster is helping hold the Freeborn community together with ink and first-class stamps. Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

A lifetime love of books leads to library career

NORTHWOOD — Connie Kenison loves reading. That passion started as a young child when she attended the public library in Cresco, Iowa, and it has lasted ... Read more

4 years ago by Sarah Stultz.

A principal of principles at Hollandale school

HOLLANDALE — Enno Haan of Hollandale Christian School describes himself as a “teaching principal.” He is administrator of the private school and also teaches language ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Cancer auction founders ‘do it all for the cause’

Lajune and Dwayne “Whitey” Hagen recently moved to an apartment in Albert Lea, but the couple is perhaps best known in Geneva for their heavy ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Church worship leader overcomes cancer, finds new purpose in life

CLARKS GROVE — A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. A worship leader at a local church has beaten the diagnosis and made a difference in ... Read more

4 years ago by Sam Wilmes.

Ellendale mayor, 81, steps up to plate

Skroch back in position after 15-year hiatus ELLENDALE — The golden years are often a time in which seniors enjoy their retirement — catching up with ... Read more

4 years ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

Playing a role in the Glenville community

GLENVILLE — Jodi Attig has lived in Glenville for 15 years, and that’s where she plans to stay. Read more

4 years ago by Colleen Harrison.

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