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Sharing Jesus’ love through service

For one group of local organizers, being a Christian is not something they keep inside church walls. The Shinefest Week of Service has recently taken ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

‘Keeping people informed of what’s going on in their community’

NORTHWOOD — Growing up on a family farm just outside of Northwood, Kris Kenison has been involved in the community for most of his life. ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

Albert Lea resident finds balance as church leader, meat inspector and family man

Albert Lea resident Brian Jeppson spends 40 hours a week as a U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspector in Geneva, a position he said allows ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

‘You can do anything you want to do’

Just one of the team. Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

‘There’s no such thing as setting goals too high’

Now in her junior year at the University of Minnesota, former Albert Lea swimming standout Lindsey (Horejsi) Kozelsky, is still making waves as a member ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

Influential citizens of the past

Where everyone stands today is the direct result of the footsteps of those who walked before them. Citizens of the past shaped their communities, enriched ... Read more

1 year ago by Kelly Wassenberg.

50 years after the moon landing

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1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

In South Sudanese worship services, everyone can play a role

It’s a frigid Sunday morning in Albert Lea, and while an impending snowstorm has kept away some churchgoers, singing can still be heard coming from ... Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

Albert Lea nonprofit movers and shakers

Albert Lea movers and shakers Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

First Lutheran Church youth room moved, renovated for use

Members of the youth group at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea were in a pickle when they learned their youth room was going to ... Read more

1 year ago by Tyler Julson.

Woman touched by suicide looks to increase awareness in A.L. with walk

Darcy Nielsen walks for Tommy. Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

Beyond the football field

4 Albert Lea Grizzlies players share what they do outside the sport Read more

1 year ago by Colleen Harrison.

Karen church gives building same purpose but different congregation

The Zion Karen Baptist Church found its home by moving out of a house. That’s where it was in the beginning, when four families began ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Kocher.

‘Called to heal a broken world’

The Rev. John Mitchem’s typical week includes 50 to 55 hours of work at United Methodist Church. In addition to his duties at the church ... Read more

1 year ago by Sam Wilmes.

Retirement doesn’t slow down A.L.’s Citizen of the Year

At the age of 84, Albert Lean Norm Fredin doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. With a lifetime of achievements completed, it could be ... Read more

1 year ago by Sarah Stultz.

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