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The Albert Lea Tribune
807 W. Front St.
Albert Lea, MN

(507) 373-1411
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Geographic location
Albert Lea is located in Freeborn County, Minn. The county is in Southeastern Minnesota along the border with Iowa.


Population
Albert Lea 18,356
Freeborn County 32,584

History
Albert Lea was founded in 1890 by Col. Albert Lea

Climate
Albert Lea typically experiences four distinct seasons. Winter typically lasts longer than the others, ranging from November through March. The summers are hot and the spring and autumn are short.

Education
The area features a good public education system including a new high school built in 2000. In addition, Riverland Community College has a campus in Albert Lea.

Culture
Like many areas of Minnesota, Albert Lea's culture has been influenced by people of Scandinavian and German descent. There is also a sizable Hispanic population.

Recreation
The area is known for its excellent snowmobiling and cross-country skiing during the winter months. And it features wonderful conditions for bicycling and fishing during the spring and summer.

Area information
143 West Clark
Albert Lea, MN 56007
1-507-373-3938
E-mail: alfccoc@albertlea.org
http://www.albertlea.org/

 

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