Do Dog Parks, CellFie Tours, and Community Bikes matter?

This last fall Albert Lea hosted a community brainstorming session called the Idea Splash. Anyone in the community could come and help brainstorm assets around our community that make us great. Mark and I truly enjoyed meeting other business owners and community leaders. We discussed everything from physical assets, such …

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Albert Lea, our Home Sweet Home, and Why we Love Living Here!

I was born and raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota. A small town surrounded by even smaller farming communities. My great grandparents were farmers, as were their parents. Eventually my grandparents moved into the “larger” town of Albert Lea and here we are five generations later in our beloved community. Like …

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A Midwest adventure of a life time at Sea Life.

*I was given two free snorkeling passes to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. We recently celebrated Maddie’s ninth birthday. Many of you know I believe in birthday weeks! A whole week to celebrate all the milestones that have been reached in the persons …

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Part 4: Minnesota Prairie Root’s Outside Look into Albert Lea

This is the final post in the series “Minnesota Prairie Root’s Look into Albert Lea”. I want to thank Audrey for giving us a outside look  into our beautiful town, but also proposing some things we as a town need to assess and continue to make positive changes in our community. Albert …

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Home town Christmas

* I received a free Holiday Trolley Ride to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own! The Christmas season is one of the things I looked forward to as a little girl growing up in Albert Lea. I knew Lou Rich would have their traditional …

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Celebrating the Kid in Us All at Celebrations *Party *Gifts *Toys

*I received products from Celebrations Party, Gifts, and Toys to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. As a little girl I would often walk up and down the sidewalks of Albert Lea’s downtown with my mom. One of the stores my mom frequently shopped in was Celebrations …

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Downtown Albert Lea Holiday Bazaar on Broadway

One of my favorite parts of living in a small town is the activities our community members work hard to put together. Whether it is the park and recreation department putting up the hockey rinks around our local parks, The Big Freeze, or Wind Down Wednesday. I am excited to …

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