Get to know the Albert Lea Police Department: Applications open for 2024 Citizens Academy

The Albert Lea Police Department invites residents to participate in its upcoming Citizens Academy program, offering an inside look into the daily operations of local law enforcement.

How to ‘blue zones’ in winter: Start a healthy habit and win prizes

Blue Zones Albert Lea will kick off its Passport to Winter Wonder on Feb. 1, 2024! Freeborn County residents are encouraged to start a healthy habit with the activities listed in the passport. See below for prize information, contest rules and instructions on how to enter.

Fun for everyone!

Check out the Albert Lea Winter/Spring Fun Guide! Here’s where you’ll find details on hockey, ice skating, library programming for all ages, senior center happenings and special events like the Holiday Bazaar and the Big Freeze.

City gears up for busy election year

This year promises a packed voting schedule with two primaries, a special election for recreation facilities, and the general election.

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Home tax refund

To spur development of more housing options for our workforce, the City of Albert Lea, Freeborn County and School District 241 have agreed to refund – or abate – a portion of property taxes for construction or improvement of housing in Albert Lea.

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Albert Lea voters to decide future of rec facilities

To sustain its recreational facilities for current and future generations, the City of Albert Lea is considering $12.25 million in projects for long-term maintenance and energy savings at the City Arena, Aquatic Center and Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. In addition, the city would add public restrooms near the Splash Pad at the north end of Broadway Avenue.

City to upgrade wastewater system

The City of Albert Lea is working with local legislators to secure $40 million in state funding toward a major upgrade at the City’s wastewater treatment plant, which needs to replace aging infrastructure and meet stricter pollutant limits.

The mission of the City of Albert Lea is to deliver exceptional services that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.