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.

Have some fun

Looking for something to do? The Albert Lea area offers outdoor activities, live performances, delicious food and drink, and plenty of places to explore.

You’re invited: 100th birthday bash for Edgewater Park

With 18 picnic tables scattered over 20 acres, Edgewater Park opened to the public on Aug. 13 in 1922. Today the park offers much more than picnic tables across its 60 acres, including playgrounds, fishing piers and pavilions. Albert Lea will celebrate the park’s 100th anniversary this Aug. 12 – 13 with a party of the century, and everyone is invited!

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.

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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.