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PROGRESS

2013

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NORTH CENTRAL STATES, INC.


Table of contents Education

a tight economy: Albert Lea Tailors, A Creative Touch Photography, Raleigh’s Ace Hardware, Studio 22 Salon, Sanderson Auto Repair.

Page 1 • Community Education expands programs, rentals.

Page 6 • Brent Erickson shares his role as a server in a restaurant. • Figures about business and industry in Freeborn County.

Page 2 • Ken Fiscus shares his role as a robotics instructor. • Lakeview Elementary has special-needs playground. Page 4 • Smart Boards act like an interactive whiteboard in the modern classroom.

Page 7 • How did 4 Seasons become three different companies?

Neighbors Page 1 • The numbers behind the new school planned for United South Central.

Brandi Hagen

The Albert Lea Tribune’s annual Progress Edition often reflects changes in the community, such as how The Rock has upgraded its exterior and interior. On the left is “before” and above is “after.”

Page 2 • Wells is proud to welcome Subway to town. • Facts and figures about the communities in the Albert Lea area.

Page 3 • Texas man brings his stained-glass hobby to downtown New Richland. • Ellendale bank stays ahead of the technology game. Page 4 • Hollandale Christian School is ready to renovate. Page 5 • The Teluwut restaurant is bringing people to Lake Mills. • The Kiester CourierSentinel has a new owner. Page 6 • Czech Inn B&B in Hayward mixes rustic flavor with modern conveniences. • Alden-Conger Principal Brian Shanks answers describes his goals.

Page 7 • Emmons residents enjoy walking to the point at Gateway Park. • Soap makers in Glenville keep finding new ways to sell their product.

Page 8 • Firefighters in Geneva are looking to upgrade their equipment. • Clarks Grove produces

mixed with images of the present.

two pleasant surprises for small stores.

Page 9 • Freeborn County government isn’t the only entity that benefits from the wind farm. So do Hartland and Manchester townships. • How well do you know Freeborn? Match the photo to the letter. Page 10 • Laptops are replacing textbooks at NorthwoodKensett High School. • Handy numbers about Freeborn County.

People Page 1 • Meet Albert Lea families that have made the Ronald McDonald House a home away from home. Page 2 • Andrew Dyrdal, 89, stops at five places on a tour of memory lane.

Page 4 • Editor Tim Engstrom describes his family’s time staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Page 5 • Detective Frank Kohl of the Albert Lea Police Department deals with some of the worst crimes.

PHASE I

1715 Hale Dr 1717 Hale Dr 1719 Hale Dr 1723 Hale Dr 1725 Hale Dr

Page 7 • Car salesmen share their favorite new cars on the lot.

Page 2 • Workplace wellness is a trend among companies in Albert Lea.

Family & Home Page 1 • The biggest sports fan in Freeborn County is lucky to be alive.

Page 2 • See images of the past

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1727 Hale Dr 1729 Hale Dr 1805 Hale Dr 1809 Hale Dr

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1804 Crystal

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1722 Crystal Dr 1726 Crystal Dr

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1712 Crystal Dr 1714 Crystal Dr 1716 Crystal Dr

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1718 Crystal Dr 1720 Crystal Dr

SOLD OUT PHASE II

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PHASE III sold

PHASE IV

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Page 6 • Kettlebells are showing up at Albert Lea fitness classes.

Business & Health

Single-Level Living at its Finest sold sold sold sold sold

Page 5 • The iPad tablet allows mildly autistic boy to learn curriculum.

Page 6 • Via Facebook, readers share their thoughts about Albert Lea and Albert Lea High School. • Readers reflect on the former Rivoli Theater.

Summer Dale Twinhomes

1705 Hale Dr 1707 Hale Dr 1709 Hale Dr 1711 Hale Dr 1713 Hale Dr

Page 4 • Who knew? Meet the nurses of The Baby Place.

Page 1 • Small business owners share their concerns about rising costs.

Page 3 • A quarter of the Albert Lea workforce has a smoke-free environment. Page 4 • These five small business in Albert Lea are growing in

Page 8 • Six stress busters to rid yourself of worry.

Agriculture & Industry Page 1 • Chad Vogt of Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen answers questions about the company’s expansion. • How does the Freeborn County labor market compare? Page 2 • See portraits taken by the Tribune staff. Page 3 • Technology in farm machinery keeps changing the field of agriculture. Page 4 • The biodiesel plant near Glenville is up and running again — and expanding. Page 6 • Tractor manual company Jensales finds success with e-commerce and other ventures.

Community Page 1 • Do you know Gilbert Johnson? He is more than the local tattoo artist many people trust. Page 3 • Robyn Sailor shares her role as a youth director. Page 4 • Can you match the

name of the park to the photograph of the new item in the park?

Page 6 • Guess the buildings as seen from the sky. It’s a Google Earth edition of “Name that building.” Page 9 • See portraits taken by the Tribune staff.

Faith & Charities Page 1 • The youth at Zion Lutheran Church enjoy the kid-friendly spaces in the church basement. Page 2 • Wearing jeans to church is no problem at Albert Lea Vineyard Church. Page 4 • Stretching the dollar isn’t simple for the allocations committee at the United Way of Freeborn County. Page 6 • Baptist churches First and Calvary unify their ministries and Bible studies.

Life Page 1 • A two-year effort to renovate The Rock is coming to fruition. See what it is like on the inside. Page 3 • Kiwanis is about serving the children of the world, such as giving backpacks to needy local kids. Page 6 • They learn to read, then they read to learn. Albert Lea schools want to get more books in kids’ hands. Page 7 • Jared Matson shares his role as a basketball coach. Page 8 • The Pioneering Healthier Communities group quietly has funded several health initiatives to benefit Albert Leans.

A.L. HIGH school sports

local events sudoku

minnesota vikings

real estate community bulletin board

hometown forum

dilbert

job opportunities sold sold

PHASE V (To be built 2013)

OPEN HOUSE TOUR Sunday, February 24th 1pm-3pm

Crystal Drive - Look for signs north of

sale events al batt

coupons

campus notes birth announcements

the fairgrounds on Bridge Ave.

What’s on your doorstep?

507.373.2557 For online tours go to www.summerdaletownhomes.com

To subscribe, call 507-379-3422


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 4 Seasons Advertising....................................................................... 2 4 Seasons Coffee............................................................................... 2 4 Seasons Travel............................................................................... 2 Abrams Drainage Service............................................................... 10 Accentra Credit Union...................................................................... 8 Accents.............................................................................................. 7 ACT................................................................................................... 6 Addie’s Floral and Gifts.................................................................... 6 Advantage Auto Glass....................................................................... 7 Ag Power........................................................................................... 7 Ag Power........................................................................................... 4 ALAMCO Wood Products LLC....................................................... 10 ALBDC.............................................................................................. 9 Albert Lea Area Schools................................................................... 3 Albert Lea CVB................................................................................. 8 Albert Lea Electric............................................................................ 3 Albert Lea Irrigations & Landscape Lighting.................................. 6 Albert Lea Public Warehouse........................................................... 6 Albert Lea Seed House..................................................................... 2 Albert Lea Seed House - 2nd ........................................................... 9 Albert Lea Steel................................................................................. 2 Albert Lea Tribune........................................................................... 6 Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic............................................................. 4 All Weather Roof.............................................................................. 7 Allen’s Tow-N-Travel........................................................................ 3 Alliance Benefit Group..............................................................Insert Alliance Benefit Group - North Central....................................Insert Almco.............................................................................................. 10 Americana Insurance....................................................................... 6 AmericInn......................................................................................... 3 Antiques of the Midwest................................................................... 6 Applebee’s......................................................................................... 7 Assembly of God Church.................................................................. 2 B & D Metalworks Inc...................................................................... 2 Becker Auto...................................................................................... 6 Best Western Plus............................................................................. 3 Bonnerup Funeral Home................................................................. 8 Bowman Electric............................................................................... 6 Broskoff Structures........................................................................... 8 Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home.......................................................... 2 Casa Zamora .................................................................................... 6 Certified Travel................................................................................. 4 Chamber ALFC................................................................................. 9 Cheers Liquor................................................................................... 7 Children’s Center.............................................................................. 4 Children’s Center.......................................................................Insert Christianson Interiors...................................................................... 5 City of Albert Lea.............................................................................. 8 Clarks Grove Hardware.................................................................... 8 Clarks Grove Vet Clinic..................................................................... 8 Clover Leaf Lions.............................................................................. 5 Collin’s Auto Repair.......................................................................... 5 Com Tec............................................................................................ 7 Conger Catering................................................................................ 6 Conger Meats.................................................................................... 6 Country Care Boarding Kennel........................................................ 8 Countryside RV Service.................................................................... 6 Craig’s Taxidermy............................................................................. 9 Crescendo Fine Dining..................................................................... 7 Crossroads Church........................................................................... 3 Czech Inn.......................................................................................... 6 Dahl Farm Supply............................................................................. 6 Dawson Properties........................................................................... 2 Daybreakers Kiwanis........................................................................ 5 Daycare Page.................................................................................... 5 Dewey Kruger Music...................................................................... 10 Diamond Jo...................................................................................... 9 Dinah’s Style..................................................................................... 6 Donna Nelson Insurance.................................................................. 6 Doug’s Painting and Sandblasting................................................... 6 Dr. Lundstrom.................................................................................. 5 Dras Cases......................................................................................... 9 Eastside Liquor................................................................................. 6 Falkstone........................................................................................ 10 Farmer’s State Bank......................................................................... 8 Farmers Mutual Insurance............................................................... 9 First Lutheran Church...................................................................... 3 Fleet Farm......................................................................................... 3 Floors 4-U......................................................................................... 3 Freeborn Construction..................................................................... 4 Freeborn County........................................................................Insert Freeborn County Co-op Oil Co....................................................... 10 Freeborn Lumber............................................................................. 7 Freeborn Mower............................................................................... 5 Geno Plumbing & Heating A/C........................................................ 5 George’s of Geneva........................................................................... 8 Glenville Plumbing........................................................................... 7 Glenville/Emmons School................................................................ 7 Goemann Insurance Agency............................................................ 5 Good Samaritan................................................................................ 4 Grace Lutheran Church.................................................................... 3 Granicrete......................................................................................... 7 Green Lea Golf Course...................................................................... 5 Hanna Heating & Cooling................................................................ 4 Hart Bros. Weaponry........................................................................ 2 Hayward & Trondjhem Lutheran Churches.................................... 3 Hayward Coop.................................................................................. 6 Hi Yield Products.............................................................................. 4 Home Federal................................................................................... 6 Image Salon...................................................................................... 6 Injection Technology...................................................................... 10 Innovance....................................................................................... 10 Interstate Packaging......................................................................... 2 ISC Financial Advisors..................................................................... 8 ITC.................................................................................................... 7 Jag Tours.......................................................................................... 8 Jan Jerdee/Blue Cross Blue Shield.................................................. 4 Jensales............................................................................................. 9 Jensen Heating, A/C and Plumbing................................................. 8 Johnson Heating.............................................................................. 3 Karl’s Carquest................................................................................. 4 Kee Lanes.......................................................................................... 5 Kiester Liquor Store......................................................................... 5 KIMT................................................................................................. 8 KIMT................................................................................................. 3 King Orthodontics............................................................................ 3 Knutson Oil....................................................................................... 7 KOA Kampground............................................................................ 6 L & D Ag Service............................................................................... 3

Lake Mills Chamber Development................................................... 5 Lake Mills School.............................................................................. 5 Larson Contracting........................................................................... 4 Larson Manufacturing...................................................................... 5 Lembke Construction....................................................................... 2 Lou Rich.......................................................................................... 10 M&S Outdoor.................................................................................... 6 Main Street Dental........................................................................... 3 Manchester-Hartland Telephone..................................................... 9 Mankato Implement......................................................................... 3 Mankato Implement......................................................................... 5 Manpower......................................................................................... 4 Mark Schmitz State Farm................................................................. 2 Massage Connections....................................................................... 3 Master Plumbing.............................................................................. 9 Metal Services of Blooming Prairie, Inc. . ....................................... 4 Minne-Soy-Ta-Nice.......................................................................... 7 Minnesota Abstract.......................................................................... 7 Minnesota Corrugated Box.............................................................. 8 Morreim Drainage............................................................................ 9 Mrs. Gerry’s Salad............................................................................ 2 Mrs. Gerry’s Salad.....................................................................Insert Nancy’s Café..................................................................................... 6 National Guard................................................................................. 3 New Dimensions............................................................................... 2 New To You....................................................................................... 6 NIACC............................................................................................... 6 NIACC........................................................................................Insert Nick’s Meats...................................................................................... 6 Nick’s Trading Post........................................................................... 7 Noon Kiwanis................................................................................... 5 North American Mat Company........................................................ 4 Northbridge Mall.............................................................................. 6 Northern Country Co-op.................................................................. 6 Northland Custom Interiors........................................................... 10 Northstar Powersports..................................................................... 2 Northwood Lumber........................................................................ 10 Northwood Theatre........................................................................ 10 Northwood True Value................................................................... 10 Oak Park Place.................................................................................. 7 Oakview Golf Club............................................................................ 9 One In Christ Lutheran Parish......................................................... 3 Orthodontic Health Center.............................................................. 2 Our Father’s House.......................................................................... 3 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church......................................................... 2 Panels Plus...................................................................................... 10 Pantheon & PC Doctor...................................................................... 8 Paragon Bank.................................................................................... 2 Paramount Theatre.......................................................................... 7 Parts City.......................................................................................... 2 Pizza Hut........................................................................................... 7 Plaza Morena.................................................................................... 7 Produce State Bank.......................................................................... 8 Produce State Bank.......................................................................... 4 Raleigh’s Ace Hardware................................................................... 6 Reinertson Embroidery.................................................................... 6 Ron’s LP............................................................................................ 5 Round Prairie Lutheran................................................................... 3 Royal Lawn....................................................................................... 8 Royal Sports...................................................................................... 8 Salem Lutheran Church................................................................... 3 Sanderson Auto................................................................................ 3 Security Bank.................................................................................... 3 Select Foods...................................................................................... 9 Senior Center.................................................................................... 5 Senior Resources.............................................................................. 5 Shell Rock Watershed . .................................................................... 7 Shell Rock Watershed . .............................................................Insert Shoff Chiropractic............................................................................. 6 Short Shop........................................................................................ 7 Signatures....................................................................................... 10 Southern Lock and Glass.................................................................. 2 Southside Custom............................................................................. 6 St. John’s Lutheran Home............................................................... 2 St. John’s Lutheran Home........................................................Insert St. Theodore School.......................................................................... 4 St. Theodore’s Catholic Church........................................................ 2 State Bank of Clarks Grove............................................................... 3 State Bank of New Richland............................................................. 3 State Farm - Nancy VanderWaerdt.................................................. 2 State Farm - Nancy VanderWaerdt...........................................Insert Stateline Electric............................................................................... 7 Sterling Drug.................................................................................... 6 Syverson Ford................................................................................... 8 Tailgaters.......................................................................................... 7 Teluwut Grille House & Pub............................................................. 7 The Albert Lea Art Center................................................................ 6 The Cedars of Austin........................................................................ 7 Thompson Electric........................................................................... 7 Thompson Oil................................................................................... 4 Thompson Sanitation....................................................................... 6 Thorne Crest..................................................................................... 3 TNT Used Appliance......................................................................... 6 Total Glass & Lock............................................................................ 2 Trades and Labor.............................................................................. 4 Trading Post..................................................................................... 5 Troy Thompson................................................................................ 5 Ulland Brothers................................................................................ 5 Unbridled Boutique.......................................................................... 8 United Methodist Church................................................................. 2 United Preschool.............................................................................. 2 United Way....................................................................................... 5 US Bank............................................................................................ 8 Van Wilgen Drainage........................................................................ 4 Ventura Foods.................................................................................. 8 Vern Eide Motorcars........................................................................ 8 Village Cooperative........................................................................... 5 Waldorf College................................................................................ 2 Wangen Excavating & Septic Tank Pumping.................................. 4 Water Craft Corporation.................................................................. 2 Wedgewood Cove............................................................................. 7 Wedgewood Cove......................................................................Insert Wells Federal Bank........................................................................... 3 Wells Insurance Agency................................................................... 2 Wells Market Place........................................................................... 2 Zion Lutheran Church...................................................................... 2 Zion Lutheran Church...................................................................... 3 Zogg Dermatology............................................................................ 2 Zumbrota River Brand Inc............................................................... 7


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508 West Main Street P.O. Box 7 Lake Mills, IA 50450 Machine Pit, Lou Rich

641-592-5800 507-373-6645

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