Latest Progress 2019


Sharing Jesus’ love through service

For one group of local organizers, being a Christian is not something they keep inside church walls. The ...


Albert Lea resident finds balance as church leader, meat inspector and family man

Albert Lea resident Brian Jeppson spends 40 hours a week as a U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspector ...


‘Keeping people informed of what’s going on in their community’

NORTHWOOD — Growing up on a family farm just outside of Northwood, Kris Kenison has been involved in ...

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‘There’s no such thing as setting goals too high’

Now in her junior year at the University of Minnesota, former Albert Lea swimming standout Lindsey (Horejsi) Kozelsky, ...


Influential citizens of the past

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


‘You can do anything you want to do’

Just one of the team.


50 years after the moon landing

On May 25, 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress with the challenge of the U.S. being the ...

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In South Sudanese worship services, everyone can play a role

It’s a frigid Sunday morning in Albert Lea, and while an impending snowstorm has kept away some churchgoers, ...

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Albert Lea nonprofit movers and shakers

Albert Lea movers and shakers


First Lutheran Church youth room moved, renovated for use

Members of the youth group at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea were in a pickle when they ...


Woman touched by suicide looks to increase awareness in A.L. with walk

Darcy Nielsen walks for Tommy.


Beyond the football field

4 Albert Lea Grizzlies players share what they do outside the sport


Karen church gives building same purpose but different congregation

The Zion Karen Baptist Church found its home by moving out of a house. That’s where it was ...

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‘Called to heal a broken world’

The Rev. John Mitchem’s typical week includes 50 to 55 hours of work at United Methodist Church. In ...


Retirement doesn’t slow down A.L.’s Citizen of the Year

At the age of 84, Albert Lean Norm Fredin doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. With a ...

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