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, 2018, are: City Manager, $135,000.00; Director of Public Safety $111,342.40; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $108,076.80; Date of publication: January 9, 2018.