Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2016, are: City Manager, $120,993.60; Director of Public Safety $105,976.00; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $102,856.00; Date of publication: Jan. 4, 2016.