Summer Fun Guide

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Be sure to check out the Summer Fun Guide for a wide range of activities and events from the recreation department, public library, and senior center. Don’t miss out on all the fun that Albert Lea has to offer this summer!

Connect with your City Council

“We look forward, but we need your help to make this community grow, to improve the community, to provide more things for people to do in this community. We’re ready to go to work, and we need your ideas … So join us, be part of it and let’s do something exciting for the city of Albert Lea,” says Mayor Rich Murray. Find contact info for your councilor, meeting agendas and minutes, and more, all in one place.

Award-winning project

The City of Albert Lea recently won a Community Impact Award for the Front Street Apartments project at the Blazing Star Landing. The award highlights the success of the $1.26 million cleanup of 3.4 acres that cleared the way for a private developer to build a $5.9 million apartment complex.

Join the Charter Commission and shape the future of Albert Lea’s government

If interested in shaping the future of the City of Albert Lea’s government, then consider joining the Charter Commission. The charter is like the city’s constitution. The 7-member commission is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the charter, which includes items like the powers and duties of elected officials, procedures for elections and appointments, and regulations for city departments.

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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.

Water tower reshaping city skyline

The water tower at the corner of Newton Avenue and Fountain Street is making a big impact on the community, changing its skyline for decades to come and awing residents as it takes shape.

City to upgrade wastewater system

The City of Albert Lea is working with local legislators to secure $30 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.