Why are younger generations moving back to Albert Lea?

It has been fun to see fellow students who graduated from Albert Lea High School begin to come back to Albert Lea. They have gained life experiences, experienced the world and have come back to raise their families. Mariah Lynne is one such Albert Lea native who has returned home.…

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Why would someone choose to move from Duluth to live in Albert Lea?

When Julie Short and her husband moved to Albert Lea after living in Duluth for 40 years people wondered why? Why would someone choose Albert Lea over living near the North Shore? “Albert Lea has wonderful people. We were fortunate to move into a beautiful neighborhood with many friendly and…

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What opportunities does Albert Lea have for us?

We are continuing our “Why Albert Lea” series. When Randy Kehr’s wife Ellen mentioned moving back to Albert Lea, he asked this same exact question. When the Albert Lea Tribune ran the Albert Lea positivity series, Randy shared his story of what moving back to Albert Lea looked like for them.…

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Experience Albert Lea’s Elaine Smith and why she moved back to town.

“Have you ever heard of someone wanting to move to Minnesota for health reasons? Well, we did. Both my husband and I had disorders affected by the high altitude and lesser oxygen, as Denver is a mile high. My husband knew about the famous Mayo Clinic, and he wanted to…

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Albert Lea Public Library

I have the pleasure of volunteering at the Fountain Lake Bookstore just one day a month, but what a fun time it is!! I love it! First, some background history about the place. Back when the city was remodeling the city offices and the library, three women, Carol Held, Grace…

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Why Albert Lea?

If you would have asked me 15 to 20 years ago if I would come home to Albert Lea, I would have rolled my eyes and laughed. I wanted adventure and I was positive Albert Lea was not the place I would find it. I have lived in five states within…

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