Latest Progress 2022

Health Updates

‘This has been such a fun and exciting experience to be a part of’

Life often takes you on unexpected twists, and the road to the goal is almost never straightforward. Take ...

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A profession of helping people on their worst days

Despite the challenges of the last two years with the COVID-19 pandemic, Andy Hanson, a paramedic with Mayo ...

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Work underway on Emmons vets memorial

Progress is being made at the new Emmons Veterans Memorial, a project that started two years and has ...

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Hospice workers in the area share dedication to both their profession and their patients

Growing up, some people aren’t sure what they want to do. For others, their dream job turns out ...

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Meet Albert Lea’s new officers

Ryan Bassett Family: wife and two children When did you start with the Albert Lea Police Department? June 28, ...

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Serving the state and nation in the Minnesota National Guard

The National Guard isn’t always about members giving back. Some officers see the Guard as a means to ...

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Albert Lea firefighters utilize EMT training to respond to medical calls in the community

Aside from their duties of fighting fires, conducting commercial and rental inspections, and leading the city’s reassurance program, ...

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‘She loves working with kids’: Lake Mills woman has volunteered at sports games for 41 years

LAKE MILLS — A woman who was recognized in early February for her volunteer efforts with the Lake ...

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Albert Lea’s First Lutheran begins program focused on faith formation for youth

Roger Fears, co-pastor at First Lutheran Church, is starting to settle into life in Albert Lea after almost ...

Education

Halverson principal aims to support students where they need it

COVID-19 might have paused typical school operations, but it hasn’t stopped Tonya Franks, principal at Halverson Elementary, from ...

Education

Teacher has served over 3 decades in the Albert Lea school district

Hawthorne Elementary second-grade teacher Pam Jacobsen has been a teacher for 34 years, and every single one of ...

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Helping families in times of need: Albert Lea’s funeral homes have seen lots of changes in recent years

For many years, the funeral industry has been passed down from one generation to the next, oftentimes dominated ...

Education

Learning to speak a new language

Though numbers have dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, students press on in Adult ESL program By Kelly Wassenberg ...

Health Updates

Blue Zones Project lead looks back on improvements as she prepares for retirement

It’s like raising children. You take each and every day as it comes. That’s all you know. Then ...

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McDonald’s adapts to ongoing changes in the pandemic

Flexibility and a positive outlook.  That’s the key to adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic for the three McDonald’s ...

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