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. She shared her story with the Albert Lea Tribune in their positivity series in 2015.

“Truthfully, I loved growing up in Albert Lea. But like many other Albert Lea High School graduates, I was eager to leave and see what else was out there in the world. After college at MSU, Mankato I accepted a position at a large relocation firm in Plymouth and moved to the metro area to spread my wings.

I remember the first years and all the glorious fulfillment of having everything I wanted within minutes of my office each day. From Chipotle, to clubs, to Target, to Macy’s, everything was within 10 minutes. It was great — for the time of life I was in.”

You can read more at the Albert Lea Tribune website here.

About Robin Russell

Robin is a fifth generation Albert Lean blogging at Russell's Adventures. Robin and her husband homeschool their four children. They enjoy fine food and beverages and the great outdoors. They are often found exploring Minnesota State Parks, attempting crazy science experiments, and enjoying the local Albert Lea small town life.

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