Latest Progress 2017


Alden woman practices Norwegian art

ALDEN — Art is a natural expression of a life lived fully for Jane Haukoos.


Supporting in times of need

Like a cracked window or a shattered mirror — the hearts of the Stultz family were irrevocably broken ...


Albert Lea man finds interest in ham radio

June 17, 2010, was a Thursday, and it became the night of over 20 tornadoes that left in ...


Albert Lea woman a part of many efforts, enjoys being busy

“I’m always saying, I’ll help if I can, then they have my phone number and they’ve got me.”


Bettering the Albert Lea community

A variety of people, age groups come together to serve in clubs


Watershed district prepares for next decade of projects

Shell Rock River Watershed District officials have focused on cleaning area bodies of water for more than a ...


Organizations honor area veterans through ceremony

More than respect, obligation or duty; it’s an honor.


Joseph Co. involved in major projects

The Joseph Co. has been serving the communities of Austin, Albert Lea and communities in-between for over 51 ...


Couple renovates building for several uses

WELLS — An advertisement in a local paper, a window display showcasing new merchandise, a big sign announcing ...

Progress 2017

A ministry inside the jail walls

Three members of a local church are helping Freeborn County inmates establish themselves as productive members of society ...


Program rebuilds both homes and community

Habitat for Humanity in Freeborn and Mower counties has been approved for a new program aimed at revitalizing ...


It’s life on the farm for 3 area women

As the dynamics of farming evolve from generation to generation, so have farm families. Advances in machinery have ...


Helping offenders find their place in society

Janelle VanEngelenburg started out working for the Department of National Resources in 1990.


Albert Lea man is sole proprietor of farrier business

Horses play many roles in society. They are ridden for recreation, race and fulfill work functions. One rural ...


Business booming thanks to Albert Lea move

Zumbro River Brand, originally started in 1985 in Owatonna, first expanded to Albert Lea in 2006.

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