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507-373-1310 110 West Pearl Street Albert Lea, MN 56007

The Freeborn County Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Volume 45, No. 49


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Visit the Freeborn Co. Shopper

online & on facebook Read each Issue, Check Out the Savings, Dining & Area Events, Employment & Business Section, Real Estate & Auction Pages, Classifieds & More!


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The Officers, Directors and Staff at:


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Saturday, Dec. 7th 8:00 am-11:00 am

Cinnamon & Carmel Rolls for Purchase

Baked Goods, Lefse & Crafts Quilt Chest or Two Quilts Drawing at 11:00 am

Hayward Lutheran Church WELCA

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Garage Sales

Domestic Pets

General Notices


CYNDY BARTNESS’ “JUNK IN HER TRUNK” CHRISTMAS SALE: Fri., Dec. 6, 9AM-7PM & Sat., Dec. 7, 9AM-7PM, 2810 Campus Lane. New & awesome repurposed stuff you can’t live without. Bring your friends and lots of cash! Facebook friend her for more details. 49/20p00/49

Give the Gift of a Forever Home to a KITTEN, CAT, PUPPY or DOG. They are ready to be adopted! Check out our Website or Call the Freeborn County Humane Society @ 507-377-8501 Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 2PM-5PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM. tfn/0nc00

Ministries of Project Happiness has made over 41,500 Dew Rags and Bandanas for Cancer Patients and the Homeless. Needed donations of materials, Yarn, clothing, sheets, thread, dye, stains & holes okay, socks (no holes). Drop off at 807 Newton, Albert Lea, MN or for pick-up call Pastor Richard 719-289-4805 (local). tfn/0cr00


Misc. Equipment & Supplies STIHL Products in Stock - We’re your Stihl Dealer. 507-448-3302 TRADING POST - Gordonsville. tfn/18b00

Miscellaneous For Sale Turn Your Unused Treasures into Cash, Sell Them! Run a Classified Ad in the Freeborn County Shopper! Call 507-373-1310 or email: for more details. tfn/0nc00 POWER WASHERS in Stock 507-448-3302 TRADING POST - Gordonsville. tfn/18b00

Want to Buy Merchandise BUYING JUNK VEHICLES. Cash. I will pick up 7 days a week (cell) 641-590-7068. 49/18p00/22

General Notices 6 MARKETS FOR $64.00! Run your 15 Word Classified Ad in Albert Lea, Austin, Mankato, Plainview, Kasson & Cresco, IA for ONLY $64.00. Reach 119,000 Homes & Businesses. Deadline Noon Wednesday. Call 507-373-1310 or email for more information. Some restrictions apply. tfn/0nc00

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE for the Freeborn County Shopper is the Thursday before each issue at 5:00PM. Watch for Holiday deadlines. Email or call 507-373-1310. tfn/0nc00

The Freeborn County Shopper is Looking For a


FOOT ROUTE CARRIER Make up to $100 a month & more $$$ subbing routes! If you are available on Tuesdays to fill in for a carriers who are sick, on vacation or sub an open route, call Ethan at 507-473-4425


Need home repairs?


Check the Plumbers and Pipefitter’sclassifieds Local Union #6

Your Success is Our Business! Call Sarah, Anne or Rachel at the Freeborn County Shopper to see how we can help your Business Grow. 507373-1310. tfn/0nc00

made a donation to the Albert Lea Anglers Apartments

1 bdrm. $450/mo + utilities.Owner pays water,sewer & garbage. References required.Call for showing. 507-202-1724. 49/nc/51 2 bdrm. main floor w/laundry. $675/mo + 1/2 utilities. Owner pays water, sewer & garbage. References required. Call for showing. 507-202-1724. 46/35b00/48 For Rent: Very nice 2 bedroom apartment. Convenient location on Clark Str. in Albert Lea. $375.00 per month. No pets, No smoking. Call Rusti at 507-383-9989. tfn/18b80

Spacious 1 bedroom 10 miles North of Albert Lea (in Hartland). $395/mo, all utilities included except electric. Background checks required. No smoking, no pets. 507-456-9514. tfn/19b00

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RENT BASED ON INCOME! 1 bedroom apartments in Hollandale! Month to month leases & Business Manager, Andrist Apprenticeship deposit pay plans. Jeremy 507-889-9531 or and 507-4518524 tdd 507-451-0704 Coordinator, Jeremy Thompson, presented the donation Equal Housing Opportunity. 46/57b30/49

to Elliott Flatten. Flatten will be applying for a preapprenticeship with the Plumbers and Pipefitter’s Local Union #6 after he graduates from High School. Pictured from left to right; Alex Henschel, Kenny Flatten, Elliot Flatten, Jeremy Andrist, Jeremy Thompson and Dylan Studier.


Morris Furniture’s Budget Shop is loaded with clearance and blowout priced items. All items discounted at 50% and more off. Sofas, recliners, sectionals and reclining sofas by popular name brand manufacturers. Mismatched mattress sets, all sizes. Morris Furniture Budget Shop, 1909 E. Main Str., Albert Lea, MN. 507-3736434. tfn/36b00

STAYCATION PET CARE: Your Place or Ours, 24/7 Cage Free Supervised Environment. Doggie Day Care also available. 12 Years Experience, Insured & Bonded. Visit our website at or Like us on Facebook. Call today to set up your Free Consultation. 507-369-3116. tfn/19b00

FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 9AM-1PM, Northbridge Mall. Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Salsa, Crafts, Cookies, Breads, Peanut & Cashew Brittle, Candies, Rosettes, Cookie Trays. For Orders Call 507-208-5561 or 507-379-3642. 46/0cr00/51




Thank You Motor Inn of Albert Lea for your donation to the Albert Lea Anglers

If you are interested in doing a foot route on a permanent basis, give us a call with the location in Albert Lea or Freeborn County you are interested in. We will let you know when a route becomes available in your area.


507-473-4425 Rod Kresbach, Service Manager at Motor Inn, presents a check to Albert Lea Angler, Gage Heusinkveld, to sponsor this year’s jersey. Also pictured; Julia Thompson, Taylor Lacher, Dylan Studier, Tanner Conn, Erik Thompson, Johathan Wilke, Gavin Nelson, Brycin Kirsch, Elliot Flatten and Andrew Kirsch.


Furniture & Appliances

Your Donation makes a difference! Help our Furry Friends by Donating any of the following Items...Cat litter, medium litter pans, hand sanitizer, bleach, lemon or orange Pine Sol, dish soap & laundry soap. To Donate items call the Freeborn County Humane Society @ 507-3778501 Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 2PM-5PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM. tfn/0nc00

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The Freeborn County Shopper is Looking to Relocate in Albert Lea

BUILDING FOR SALE 2 story building downtown one block west of S. Broadway Avenue near the Freeborn County Courthouse. This listing has multiple building use opportunities which include office area, multiple warehousing areas and entire 2nd floor has vehicle ramp from grade level with 40 plus vehicle parking stalls. $350,000

Call Today for More Information or a Showing

Craig Hoium 507-473-3048 or Rick Mummert 507-383-5773 RON HOLTAN REALTY

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Employment Opportunities

Office & Commercial Rental Do you want to make your own decisions? Keep ALL the money you earn? Be the one in charge? Open your own beauty salon on Main Street in Albert Lea. 500 square feet of space is plumbed for a salon. Remodel to suit your every need. Call 383-9219 for a showing today. tfn/0e00. Office Space for Rent close to Downtown Albert Lea. Office window faces Main Street. 620 square feet. $450.00 per month. Off street parking. 507-383-9219. tfn/0e00.

Snowmobiles 2002 ARTIC CAT 600 PANTERA. 2-Up snowmobile, reverse, elctric start & hitch. One owner. 7100 miles $2000. 507-383-3088. 48/50

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Wanted To Rent

For Sale: 2007 Honda CRV 180,000 miles. Arizona Car in excellent condition. Asking $5,900.00. Call 602-300-4207. 48/36p00/50

Looking for tillable farmland to rent for 2020 season and beyond around Freeborn, Mower & Steele county. Competitive rent. 507-433-0005. 49/b/51

2012 GMC ACADIA DENALI. Pearl white, 135k miles, 3.6 liter engine, heated and cooled leather seats, DVD player, sun roof, brand new tires. $12,995. Call 507-438-2622 for showing.


Appliance Service

Car, Truck, Van, SUV, Camper, RV, Trailer, 4 Wheeler, Tractor, Lawn Mower, Snowmobile, Etcetera taking up Space in Your Garage? Sell It! Run a Classified Ad in the Freeborn County Shopper! Call 507-373-1310 or email: for more details. tfn/0nc00

ON THE SPOT APPLIANCE SERVICE will Repair most Household Appliances & Commercial Cooking Products. 30+ Years Experience, Reasonable Rates. Call Orrin Mortensen at 507-2568099 ANYTIME. tfn/19b00

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Handyman Services All types of Home Repairs and Maintence. Call the Repairman Brain 383-1780. 48/36p00/50

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The Freeborn County Shopper is published every Tuesday. It is a free publication out of Southern Minnesota.