Commissioner Lee: A life of service to community

So much of what people experience in their youngest, most formative years can dramatically impact their lives in ...


Albert Lea Citizen of the year

It’s easy to see Holly Karsjen’s passion for Albert Lea when you see her out in the community.


Wells manufacturing business finds success operating in small town

WELLS — Over 40 years ago, John Herman’s father opened Herman’s Manufacturing, producing only snow blowers and hog ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Wellington Estates residents move forward in life after August roof fire

WELLS — When Elaine Grunzke’s neighbor spoke with a relative after the Wellington Estates apartment fire left him ...


Woman overcomes illness, amputations; still stays positive

During the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2017, Kari Nesje woke up feeling sick.


Keeping their son’s memory alive, lifting the community at the same time

Nearly 13 years ago Don and Deb Goodnature experienced a tragedy that changed their lives forever.

Albert Lea Tigers

By the Numbers: Don Kropp


$1.2M country inn & Suites renovation is underway

Country Inn & Suites in Albert Lea is investing $1.2 million in a project hotel leaders said shows ...


Reaching out and building connections

On any given day, there is a chance you will see her stop her vehicle and pull out ...


Albert Lea studio encourages community, involvement

To describe doing something with creativity, love or soul. That is the definition of the Greek word “meraki” that ...


Providing alternative medicine in a rural Minnesota community

Growing up, John Peterson always had an interest in chiropractic care. Being friends with his local chiropractor and ...


Expanding dental care in the Albert Lea area

It’s a list of silver-dollar words, peppered with syllables that can get stuck between teeth: Maxillofacial pathology. Dentofacial ...


Gold Cross facility allows for faster response

The completion of the approximately 8,000-square-foot Gold Cross Ambulance building has made it possible for eight new full-time ...

Picture Flipper

Woman changes profession, opens day care

Licensed day care provider Angela Carson holds her grandson, 7-month-old Jackson Carson, in the early hours of her ...


New Richland shop a thoroughfare for items

NEW RICHLAND — For three weeks each in February and August, New Richland’s resident consignment shop is closed. ...

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