Latest Progress 2018


Filling a need in the community

When Christa DeBoer started fostering dogs for the Humane Society of Freeborn County over two decades ago, she ...


Albert Lea Family Y encourages healthy living, connections

Implemented and planned changes mean there’s something in the water at the Albert Lea Family Y.


Influential citizens of the past

Where everyone stands today is the direct result of the footsteps of those who walked before them.


Catholic School in Wells open more than 100 years

WELLS — Despite a decrease in the number of students who attend the school and other changes, St. ...


Church looks for ways to support

For a little under three months, Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea has been doing its part to ...


Albert Lea school board chairman returns to position in 2nd board stint

Over the course of one year, the Albert Lea school board takes several actions that affect the education ...


Another day, another ’do

Even before she purchased what would become The Best Little Hair House, a local hair stylist was making ...


Group hopes to turn former bank building into destination hotel

Two local Realtors are part of a group that hopes to develop the Freeborn National Bank building and ...


‘There’s no better feeling than going out and helping someone’

Long nights battling fires to harrowing medical calls following car crashes are situations volunteer firefighters face in their ...


An advocate for area victims of crime

For over a decade, one Albert Lean has been doing his part to help some of those most ...


A labor of love

The Dorcas circle at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove has been doing its part to help out ...

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Booster club forms to support Lakers

In their second season, the Albert Lea Lakers will play for the first time with the support of ...


‘Can’t imagine trying to move it anywhere else’

A family business for nearly a century, Albert Lea Seed House isn’t going anywhere any time soon.


‘Realize there are women veterans among us’

What started over 20 years ago as two women meeting for lunch has morphed into an organized group ...


‘We can’t leave any stone unturned’

On June 12, 2017, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea officials announced they would transition most inpatient ...

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