Water tower changing our 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. The new tower, replacing one built in 1938, will hold 1 million gallons of water and cost $7 million. At 179.5 feet tall – 18 stories – it will stand 44.5 feet higher than the original tower.

One-of-a-kind recycling business thriving in Albert Lea

Infinite Recycled Technologies has found Albert Lea to be an ideal place to locate its unique glass recycling business.

City seeks new life for home

The city is accepting proposals to buy and finish fixing this home at 313 East 8th St. Single-family home, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Instead of spending money to tear down the house, the city improved the foundation and electrical panel. It’s now ready for a DYI person looking for a starter home to live in or rent out.

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Help plan our future

The City of Albert Lea encourages residents to participate in updating our Comprehensive Plan. The plan is a blueprint for how the city will develop physically, economically, environmentally and socially over the next 10 to 20 years.

East Main St. under construction

To reduce flooding and increase safety, the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation is reconstructing East Main Street/Highway 65 from Newton Avenue to Prospect Avenue in 2022. The City of Albert Lea is also making improvements to East Main Street beyond Prospect Avenue.

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.