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Progress 2019

Local organization sees second year of community awareness event expand

The Crime Victims Crisis Center has already stocked up on colored lights. Social work advocates Heather Butler, Andrea Mauer and Kim Tiegs and Crime Victims ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

Organizers gear up for the first-ever Governor’s Fishing Opener in the city

Albert Lea will host its first Governor’s Fishing Opener in May, a four-day event that could bring $2 million in media exposure and draw attention to ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

The Pet Authority owner starts new retail consulting business

Just because a business is successful, doesn’t mean a business owner isn’t struggling. Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

Mason City Clinic opens urology clinic in Albert Lea

After Mayo Clinic Health System’s urologist who covered Albert Lea retired, residents were left with no one to provide urology services within the city. Thanks ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

Father-son duo from Alden both play for the Albert Lea Grizzlies

ALDEN — For Kirk and Zack Peterson, football has been a part of their lives for years. Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

Recycling 101

CLARKS GROVE — Pizza delivery boxes, plastic bags and styrofoam — just a few of the things that can’t be recycled, yet show up all ... Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

Bus route between Austin, Albert Lea hospitals off to slow start, but organizers remain positive

The bus was warm, but not from body heat as it chugged its empty Ford body out of the Mayo Clinic Health System drive-up loop ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

A hobby turned into a business

Sidetrack Hobby in Northbridge Mall opened in June 2017, selling various parts and kits for model train enthusiasts looking to start or build upon their ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

St. John’s employee known for care, compassion and M&M’s memorabilia

Wanda Wangsness is 40 1/2 years overdue a job change. Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

Keeping it natural

The first thing you’ll notice about Daisy Blue Naturals’ retail location is the smell. Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

A home of their own

LAKE MILLS — In February 2001, Linda Tweeten began discussing the future of her then high school-age son with Down syndrome, Jacob Tweeten, with one ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

Former restaurant owner hopes to make comeback with food truck

Ever since closing her restaurant, Ayanah’s, in 2004, Dori Etheridge had longed to get back into the business that made her happy. When ALEAP announced ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

A tool to help Glenville businesses grow

GLENVILLE — Arnold’s Construction owner Robert Arnold was building a 2,800-square-foot building inside on a cold January day in Glenville, the construction sounds echoing through ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

Meet the Tribune family

Whether it’s selling ads, writing stories, printing the paper or overseeing delivery to readers, each plays an important role in the newspaper Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

Sport brings mom, daughter closer on and off court

For many parents with children involved in high school sports, watching from the stands as their children grow both as a player and a person ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

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