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2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 A PUBLICATION OF THE ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE • FEBRUARY 23, 2014

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1 Faith & Charities: Donating locally is as important as shopping locally 1

People: It’s not just a blue-collar town; meet artists embracing community

Business & Health: Ellendale woman starts her own handmade textile company 1

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Community: Emergency management prepares for the worst

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Faith & Charities: 2 churches join forces Agriculture & Industry: Van Erkel Farms for teaching youth grows everything but the kitchen sink 6

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10 Neighbors: Ecumen in New Richland recognized again for dedication

People: Glenville-Emmons standout now plays basketball for Riverland

Business & Health: CEO Dr. Mark Ciota is leading 2 hospitals during a transition

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5 People: Men gather at Hy-Vee daily ‘to solve the world’s problems’

Family & Home: Northland Karate owners Family & Home: Mothers of Preschoolers share why they enjoy martial arts gather monthly; group keeps growing 1

4 Faith & Charities: ABATE chapter works to educate people about motorcycles

1 Education: The electric car is coming, and Riverland is prepared

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Life: Broadway is changing in more ways than just new pavement


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Agriculture & Industry

Page 1 Construction is on the rise, though it hasn’t hit pre-recession levels Page 2 The store is just a small part of Albert Lea Seed House Page 5 Then & now: See images of the past mixed with images of the present Page 6 Van Erkel Farms grows everything but the kitchen sink Page 7 Lake Mills manufacturer does custom work across the country Page 8 Zumbro River Brand prepares to double its capacity Page 9 Nolander now leads ALEDA but he has been there since 2005 Page 10 Freeborn County Business by the Numbers

Business & Health

Page 6 Photo essay: Healing Focus performs acupuncture Page 10 Photo essay: Southside Custom makes classic cars classy

Community

Page 1 Emergency management prepares for the worst Page 2 Popular exercise classes in Albert Lea Page 3 Elected officials say which politicians inspired them Page 4 Priorities prevent the city from funding several dream projects

Page 1 New model encourages doctors to keep patients healthy Page 2 Five things you didn’t know about Cuban food Page 3 Ellendale woman starts her own handmade textile company Page 5 Professions of the Past

Page 4 3 great area motorcycle rides

Page 1 Northland Karate owners share why they enjoy martial arts

Page 6 Then & now: See images of the past mixed with images of the present

Page 4 MOPS gathers monthly and keeps growing

Faith & Charities

Page 1 Donating locally is as important as shopping locally

Business & Health: 5 things you didn’t know about Cuban food

Page 8 Consortium allows Glenville-Emmons to offer an array of classes Page 9 Solve a puzzle of Manchester locations

Family & Home

Page 3 Father and son on same department

Page 3 Albert Lea High School students share their artwork

Page 7 Wells Chamber of Commerce heads in new directions

Page 7 Everything you need to know about Albert Lea parks

Page 5 Contact your elected officials

Page 2 Application lets parents check on grades, other aspects

Page 6 Neigbors by the numbers

Page 4 ABATE chapter works to educate people about motorcycles

Page 2 Law firm offers sound tips for families

Page 1 The electric car is coming and Riverland is prepared

Page 6 Hartland gets treatment plant and is ready to share with Freeborn

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Page 3 2 churches join forces for teaching youth

Page 5 What makes a cop car tick?

Education

Page 1 CEO Dr. Mark Ciota is leading two hospitals during a transition

Page 2 Ecumenical Food Pantry does a lot with a little

Page 9 Woman opens only salon in Clarks Grove Page 10 Ecumen recognized again for dedication

5 Life: We ask 6 dietitians: What is your favorite food?

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Page 4 Prairie Profile portraits of the past year

Page 5 Name that barn Page 6 Name that person

Life

Page 1 Broadway is changing in more ways than just new pavement Page 4 Meet Pamela Tranby, dean of allied health at Riverland Page 5 We ask six local dietitians: What is your favorite food? Page 9 Then & now: See images of the past mixed with images of the present

Connecting all branches of real estate

Page 1 It’s not just a bluecollar town; meet artists embracing community

Neighbors: Meet the new principal at Hollandale Christian School

Neighbors

Page 1 Kiester pulls together to find a way to keep shoppers in town Page 2 Alden-Conger team builds blocks in more ways than one Page 2 Geneva Meats grows to become Dean’s Smoke Shack Page 3 Solve a puzzle of Northwood locations

Page 4 WFS adds two new grain bins in Bricelyn Page 4 Meet the new principal at Hollandale Christian School Page 5 Purchase of Cummins plant pays off for Lake Mills Page 5 Officials collaborate on new boat landing in Emmons park

Page 4 Nothing gets past the blind guy at the repair shop in Wells Page 5 Men gather at HyVee daily ‘to solve the world’s problems’ Page 5 A group on Facebook reflects on the past Page 6 Glenville-Emmons standout now plays for Riverland Page 6 His job is to increase the career readiness of Albert Lea High School students

Page 6 Solve a puzzle of Hayward locations

Fun places for kids to be kids

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 4-Seasons Travel Life 7 Abrams Farm Drainage Neighbors 3 Accentra Credit Union Life 3 Community 5 Accents ACT Community 6 Ag Power Agriculture & Industry 2 Neighbors 4 Ag Power Alamco Community 3 ALBDC Business & Health 3 Albert Lea Area Schools Education 3 Albert Lea Art Center Life 7 Albert Lea CVB Business & Health 3 Albert Lea Electric Family & Home 3 Business & Health 10 Albert Lea Public Warehouse Albert Lea Seed House Agriculture & Industry 2 Albert Lea Seed House Life 2 Agriculture & Industry 10 Albert Lea Steel Albert Lea Vet Clinic Life 8 Allen’s Tow N Travel Business & Health 9 Alliance Benefit Group Business & Health 2 Alliant Energy Life 10 Allure Salon and Spa Faith & Charities 7 Almco Business & Health 12 Life 7 American Bank Americana Insurance & Investments Community 2 Applebees Faith & Charities 6 Neighbors 10 ARO Accounting Assembly of God Faith & Charities 3 Aunt Pearl’s Attic Neighbors 7 Aurora Dental Center Life 4 B & D Metalworks Neighbors 7 Bauer Built Agriculture & Industry 3 Baywood Home Care Life 4 Neighbors 6 Becker Auto Beth Atz Insurance Neighbors 8 Blake Greenfield Chevrolet Neighbors 7 Faith & Charities 2 Bonnerup Funeral Service Bonnerup Funeral Service Neighbors 10 Bowman Electric Business & Health 11 Neighbors 4 Bricelyn Agency Budget Blinds Family & Home 3 Life 12 Cargill Faith & Charities 6 Casa Zamora Cedar River Complex Business & Health 10 Life 8 Certified Travel Chamber ALFC Business & Health 2 Faith & Charities 6 Cheers Liquor Christianson Interiors Neighbors 5 Business & Health 7 Church Offset Printing City of Albert Lea Business & Health 2 Neighbors 9 Clarks Grove Hardware Life 7 Clothing Care People 4 Collins Auto Repair Com-Tec Neighbors 8 Index 2 Complete Realty Conger Catering Neighbors 2 Neighbors 2 Conger Meat Market Country Soule People 7 Neighbors 9 Countrycare Boarding Kennel Countryside RV Service People 3 Neighbors 9 Craigs Taxidermy Crescendo Fine Dining Faith & Charities 6 Faith & Charities 3 Crossroads Curt’s Pharmacy Life 4 Agriculture & Industry 2 Dahl Farm Supply Dave’s Auto Neighbors 5 Faith & Charities 4 Daybreakers Kiwanis Daycare Page Life 6 Neighbors 3 Dewey Kruger Music Dinah’s Style Faith & Charities 7 Life 8 Doors & Floors Doug’s Painting and Sandblasting People 3 Down Through The Years Down Through The Years Dr. Lundstrom Business & Health 7 Agriculture & Industry 7 Dras Cases, Inc. Dulas Excavating Neighbors 7 Faith & Charities 6 Eastside Liquor Exact Business & Health 12 Neighbors 5 Family Dental Center Farmers Mutual Insurance Neighbors 10 Farmers State Bank Agriculture & Industry 12 Farmers Trust Neighbors 4 First Lutheran Faith & Charities 3 Fleet Farm Agriculture & Industry 10 Frames R Us Life 7 Freeborn Construction Agriculture & Industry 9 Freeborn County Insert Freeborn County Co-op Oil Agriculture & Industry 11 Freeborn Lumber Family & Home 2 Freeborn Mower Cooperative Family & Home 5 Freeborn Pride Builders Life 11 Geneva Bar and Grill Neighbors 10 Geno’s Plumbing & Heating Community 7 Georges of Geneva Neighbors 10 Glenville Plumbing Neighbors 8 Glenville Short Stop Neighbors 8 Glenville/Emmons Schools Education 2 Glenville/Emmons Schools Neighbors 8 Grace Lutheran Church Faith & Charities 3 Green Lea Golf Course Life 2 Hanna’s Heating & Air Conditioning Life 8 Hanson Construction Life 8 Hanson Tire Life 3 Hart Brothers Weaponry Community 3 Hayward Co-op Neighbors 6 Heartwaves Studio Life 4 Hemenway Storage Neighbors 6 Hi Yield Products Agriculture & Industry 9 Hi Yield Products Neighbors 2 Home Federal Bank Agriculture & Industry 10 Home Federal Bank Life 7 Home Solutions Midwest Life 2 Inject Tech Neighbors 3 Innovance Business & Health 12 Interstate Packaging Agriculture & Industry 9 ISC Financials Business & Health 8 ISC Financials Life 7 ITC Community 5 Jag Tours Community 2 Jan Jerdee/Blue Cross Blue Shield Life 8 Jensales Neighbors 10 Johnson Heating Community 6 Joyce Matthies Dance Studio Life 7 Julios Bar Neighbors 6

Karl’s Carquest People 5 Kibble Equipment Agriculture & Industry 9 Kibble Equipment Neighbors 2 Kiester American Legion Neighbors 2 KIMT Community 7 KIMT Life 2 King Orthodontic Business & Health 8 Knutson Oil Neighbors 8 KOA Kampground Neighbors 6 L&D Ag Neighbors 9 Lake Mills Chamber Neighbors 5 Lake Mills School Neighbors 5 Larson Contracting Index 4 Larson Manufacturing Neighbors 5 Lembke Construction Family & Home 7 Lou Rich Business & Health 12 Main Attractions Neighbors 5 Main Street Dental Neighbors 10 Manchester-Hartland Telephone Neighbors 10 Master Plumbing Life 11 Business & Health 8 Mayo Clinic Health System Mercy Medical Business & Health 6 Minne-Soy-Ta-Nice Boutique Neighbors 8 Minnesota Abstract Business & Health 5 Minnesota Corrugated Box Inc. Faith & Charities 7 Mitchell County Historical Society Education 2 Mona’s Style Faith & Charities 7 Morreim Drainage Neighbors 9 Motor Inn Company Life 11 Mrs. Gerry’s Salads Agriculture & Industry 6 Faith & Charities 8 Naeve Health Foundation National Guard Life 10 New To You Life 7 Nick’s Used Cars Neighbors 8 Nicks Meats Neighbors 6 Noon Kiwanis Faith & Charities 4 Nordaas American Homes Community 4 North American Mat Company Neighbors 4 People 7 Northbridge Mall Northern County Cooperative Neighbors 2 Neighbors 3 Northland Custom Interiors Life 10 Northstar Powersports Northwood Lumber Neighbors 3 Northwood Theatre Neighbors 3 Neighbors 3 Northwood True Value NRHEG Education 4 Oak Park Place Community 7 Oakview Golf Neighbors 9 Faith & Charities 3 One In Christ Parish Our Father’s House Faith & Charities 3 Faith & Charities 3 Our Savior Agriculture & Industry 7 Pace Electronics Panels Plus Business & Health 12 Parkview Care Center Neighbors 7 Neighbors 7 Parts City Faith & Charities 6 Pizza Hut Life 7 Plymouth Shoe Store Produce State Bank Neighbors 4 Agriculture & Industry 8 Produce State Bank Produce State Bank Life 7 Life 10 Quilting with Miss Emma Community 6 R & R Mini Storage R & R Truck Repair Community 6 R&R Flooring Neighbors 2 Life 5 Raleigh’s Ace Hardware Reinertsons Embroidery Life 7 Life 8 Rightway Roofing Riverland Community College Community 8 Neighbors 5 Ron’s LP Royal Lawn Neighbors 9 Neighbors 9 Royal Sports Faith & Charities 3 Salem Lutheran Church Community 2 Sanderson Auto Repair Security Bank Community 2 Neighbors 5 Security Bank, Emmons Signatures Supper Club Neighbors 3 Community 3 Slumberland Southern Lock & Glass Life 3 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Faith & Charities 5 People 3 Southside Custom St. Johns Lutheran Community People 6 St. Johns Lutheran Community Insert St. Theodore Catholic Church Faith & Charities 3 St. Theodore Catholic School Faith & Charities 2 Neighbors 10 State Bank of New Richland State Farm Insurance/Dave Klatt Life 7 State Farm/Nancy VanderWaerdt People 2 Stateline Electric Neighbors 8 Sterling The Drug Store and More Life 4 Strong Insurance Agency Life 7 Syverson Ford People 8 Taco King Faith & Charities 6 Thompson Electric Business & Health 4 Thompson Oil Neighbors 4 Thompson Sanitation People 3 Thorne Crest Business & Health 6 Tic Toc Digital Printing Community 6 Tiger City Sports Life 7 TNT Used Appliances Life 7 Total Lock & Glass Life 10 Trades & Labor Federal Credit Union Family & Home 7 Ulland Brothers Inc. Business & Health 9 Unbridled Boutique Life 3 United Methodist Church Faith & Charities 3 Uptown Dental Business & Health 10 US Bank People 2 Van Wilgren Farm Drainage Neighbors 4 Ventura Foods Family & Home 8 Vern Eide Motorcars PO#309 Family & Home 8 Village Cooperative Community 6 Waldorf College Family & Home 6 Walmart Business & Health 5 Wangen Excavating Life 8 Washington Ave. Apartments Life 11 Watercraft Neighbors 7 Wells Federal Bank Family & Home 6 Wells Insurance Neighbors 7 Wells Market Place Foods Neighbors 7 Welsh Chiropractic Neighbors 3 WFS Agriculture & Industry 5 Y Waste Business & Health 9 Zogg Dermatology, PLC Business & Health 11 Zumbro River Brand Life 4


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