Albert Lea

Southern Minnesota Truck Stop Makes Worldwide List
If you are like me, you show some pride for your hometown. My hometown is Albert Lea, and when I see something that makes national news, I get all excited. After all, Albert Lea is a small town, and it's not often that it beats out other, much larger, cities for recognition...
Red Cross Offers Assistance for Flood Recovery
The American Red Cross has joined forces with other local nonprofits, public agencies and private organizations to help out people that have been affected by the recent flooding in southern Minnesota, especially those in Waseca and Freeborn counties...
Ride To Raise Money For Bike Helmets Sept. 24
Ten-year-old Maohamed Mungani was killed in an accident while riding his bike on August 17. Brad Mondahl, his friend, decided after that to do some type of event to help get kids helmets. That got the attention of Randy Johansen, who had put on a ride earlier this year in honor of Sophie Schultz, wh…
Winter Storm Update for Southern Minnesota
The winter storm for our area seems to have passed. In Ellendale, I measured both on the back steps and the driveway in the front yard. I measured about 8 inches.
According to NOAA, the heaviest snowfall started about 1AM and lasted until 6AM, with visibility down to a quarter of a mile or less …