With family history of caring for children, woman starts day care after she’s unable to find one for her own children

By Alex Guerrero Some people were born into their future professions. Such was the case for Jaclyn Flatten, ...


Celebrate unsung heroes: Readers submit letters about people who inspire them

Sister has a bond with patients beyond words Unsung hero: Jazmin Johnson. I grew up watching my sister ...


Citizen of the Year: Albert Lea woman finds joy in volunteering with numerous organizations in the community

Since she was a child, Albert Lean Cindy Gandrud has known the value of volunteering. “My mom and ...

Health Updates

Company treats hearing loss in new facility at the Northbridge Mall

According to Hearing Associates Director of Operations Alex Crippin, having a baseline hearing test to compare future hearing ...


A-C’s supermileage students are making a name for themselves at competitions all over the world

ALDEN — They may appear to be the underdog, but don’t let the Alden-Conger Supermileage Team fool you. ...


Climate action plan looks at things city can do to mitigate risks of climate change

Every year schools practice fire drills and local fire departments educate students on fire safety, encourage them to ...


Boutique owners find success, expand store into new building

Every journey seems to start with one small step. Some may know their intended path, but others allow ...


New company taking off in first year

Visit with Jason and Jenn Schreiber of 10,000 Custom Designs by Jason in Ellendale for only a few ...


Behind the scenes with technology at the Albert Lea school district

Use of technology in the classroom is growing and has taken on a significant role during the COVID-19 ...


Helping students be math masters 

A program in Minnesota is recognizing excellence in mathematical skills for students in fourth through sixth grades as ...


Jake’s Pizza legacy continues in Wells at new location

WELLS — Life isn’t easy, and things don’t always go according to plan.

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