Downtown Holiday Bazaar in Albert Lea, MN

As a little girl, I always looked forward to Christmas in Albert Lea. Santa Claus would wave proudly over Lou Rich. The lake would ice over; the whole town would become a winter wonderland. Garland would be strung all around downtown with beautiful lights welcoming in the holiday season. I …

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Field trip at The Evergreens in Clarks Grove, MN

When I lived at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, CO we had an outdoor education program in our offseasons. Public, private and homeschool school groups would come out for a field trip filled with fun and hands-on educational experience. For three days each group of kids would horseback ride, mountain …

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Pumpkin Patches in Southern Minnesota

Our family loves fall. I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is in September, but autumn has always felt magical. The crisp, cool air, the colors changing of the leaves, apple and pumpkin pies. They are all some of my favorites. There is also a feeling of slowing down …

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Please, adults, don’t let your kids run crazy at the hotel

I started working at a local hotel in Albert Lea folding laundry for six glorious hours. It may not be for everyone, but for me, it’s fantastic. The general manager and assistant manager are both amazing. An accommodating and friendly experience is the goal of whole team. I have watched …

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What’s going on in Albert Lea this summer?

Every year we look forward to the events Albert Leans put on for the community. People tend to think it is the city or chamber that puts all of the work into the events. It’s simply not true, they may be major supporters in the event happening. They are also …

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Edgewater Park is one of our favorite parks in Albert Lea, MN.

Albert Lea, Minnesota has over 300 acres of park land throughout the city. On this land throughout town you will find 41 parks. You will find picnic pavilions, a historical museum, Audubon society, horseshoes, basket ball courts, fishing docks or you can fish from the shore. You will find fire …

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Albert Lea is an Artist Friendly Community

Albert Lea is a artist friendly community and has a rich art history. Act on Broadway has had plays, operas, orchestras and other wonderful performances. We have potter’s whose pieces are beautiful, original and unique. While others celebrate through croqueting, knitting, painting or other various ways to create. Not only …

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