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The Interchange

So exciting! Mark Russell

New Hours: Begin 6/8/20
Monday - Friday 7:30-3pm
Saturday 9am-3pm
'Dine-in' & 'Dine-out' OPEN!

The Homestead Boutique

The Homestead Boutique

Feeling all the feels as I reflect on the past two months...and here’s why I’m leaving some hearts on the windows... ❤️

The Homestead Boutique

The Homestead Boutique

A quick update and a tip for getting creative with your wardrobe...

JR's Barn

Thinking outside the box, we’ll done JR's Barn.

HUGE Announcement!!!!

Eat'n Ice Cream Shoppe

Well done, AL, supporting your local biz.

What a day! Holy cow, we thought we'd be busy, but wow. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and got a treat. Yes the line did get extremely long at times but I spoke with several people who were at the end of the line and they estimated it was about 15 to 25 minute wait. This is from 'street to treat'. So for those worried when they see the line that long that is a rough estimate.

We did run into some issues today, which I hope we're minor for those that may have been affected. We do apologise for that.
The vanilla did run a bit thin at times when that side of the machine was under heavy use. I am going to try and do a partial fix on it tomorrow but we'll have to see how it turns out as the only test we can run is having it under heavy usage.
I hope to get the flavor burst working early next week as well. That should really help our single vanilla machine.

But, we did sell a whole bunch of treats today, possibly the busiest day we've ever had! So, thank you to all that were able to come. We have to do an emergency run to get more ice cream tomorrow as at this pace we'd be out by Sunday....

See you soon!

Pay it forward.

Pay it forward.

While our Gift Card Challenge is not a way for our folks in need to sustain financially, it is a way to bring comfort & care. This pay-it-forward style challenge is about bringing love into your home, care of your community & local businesses! So even if you’ve made ends meet, & have the basics covered—a night off from cooking, a morning with yummy coffee, or a gift for upcoming Mother’s Day, are still needs. During this extremely stressful time, having little moments of comfort are a necessity. Please pass along our website to anyone you know that could use a little support from us, Albert Lea ❤️ www.explorealbertlea.com #circleofsupport #shoplocal



The Garden Center is now open to foot traffic! We are allowing customers to shop for themselves. Please continue to consider social distancing practices such as keeping a few feet in-between yourself and others and using hand sanitizer. We are open Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturday from 8am - 4pm🐶🐱🌿🌳

The Yankee Catering

Great food, great service, great price. Highly recommend The Yankee Catering.

The Yankee Catering take and bake menu for the weeks of 4/27/20 thru 5/8/20 is as follows.

Lasagna (also available vegetarian)
Orange chicken over white rice
Smothered pork chops w/ mashed potatoes and corn
Chicken enchiladas

Please send the Yankee page a p.m. to place your order or if you have questions. We ask for a 2 day notice so that we can ensure we can have products. Meals are $20 each, and are portioned to feed a family of 4-6. Pick ups are done at the Northbridge mall in the food court across from the theatre. Delivery is available for an additional $5.

Thanks! We appreciate your business!!

Wintergreen Natural Foods

Wintergreen Natural Foods

We have more Daisy Blue Naturals sanitizer

Summmer has arrived when Eat'n Ice Cream Shoppe opens up. Hello, signs of summer, nice to see you.

Summmer has arrived when Eat'n Ice Cream Shoppe opens up. Hello, signs of summer, nice to see you.

Anybody up for some ice cream while social distancing?

Red flag warning issued in Freeborn County - Albert Lea Tribune
Red flag warning issued in Freeborn County - Albert Lea Tribune

Red flag warning issued in Freeborn County - Albert Lea Tribune

Because of the dry vegetation and rising temperatures, Freeborn County is in a red flag warning. Effective immediately, Freeborn County is under a burning restriction, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. No fires are allowed, other than a recreational fire, which is 3-foot-by-3-foot...

FOX 29

Happy Monday. Have a great day.

ADORABLE! A Florida first responder wanted to teach his 3-year-old the family business...so he set up a staged emergency scene so he could practice! “We’re just a family of first responders and we’re trying to teach the little ones young."

STORY: http://bit.ly/33vRApN
VIDEO: Jenna Shell

Wells Flame Theatre

Wells Flame Theatre

We are overwhelmed. We wanted to do something for the community. We knew people love Flame popcorn. We didn’t expect to be so touched. People paid it forward for others and a woman came crying because she hadn’t been out of the house for 3 weeks. She came to have us bring her a buttered bag to the car. One came many times and delivered popcorn door to door to those who couldn’t get out. We will keep it up Fri & Sat nights 5-7 until we can open the beloved Flame once again. Bags first two weeks: 1,207
Fri 4/10 - 228
Sat 4/11 - 282
Fri 4/17 - 333
Sat 4/18 - 364

Wintergreen Natural Foods

Wintergreen Natural Foods

Need a baking idea? We have all the ingredients you’ll need!


Ingredients ~
1 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup packed brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
2 Cups oatmeal
2 Cups of chocolate chips
Walnuts to taste

Directions ~
Cream together butter and sugars, and add 2 eggs.
Add vanilla, soda, salt, baking powder, flour and oatmeal.
After all is blended add chocolate chips and walnuts.
Drop by large spoon on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350* 12-15 minutes.

This young lady saw a need and created a solution. What unique solution will you develop to fill a need?

This young lady saw a need and created a solution. What unique solution will you develop to fill a need?

Eco Ava Delivery Service is proud to partner with the Canby Farmer’s Market for the 2020 season to provide deliveries of fresh produce, flowers & gifts by electric bike. As a teenage entrepreneur, Ava Stuart, has been in business for a year and is accustomed to navigating Canby and making porch drop offs. She can carry up to 4 grocery bags at a time on her Rad PowerWagon electric bike. Ava’s services are reasonable, convenient and eco-friendly.
More details to follow as we get closer to opening day!!

Investing in a future employee.

Investing in a future employee.

City of Albert Lea - City Hall

City of Albert Lea - City Hall


Notice is hereby given that the Albert Lea Board of Appeals will meet via ZOOM (a virtual meeting platform) at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following application:

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., PID #34.128.0390 and #34.128.0380, seek a variance to the requirements of Article III, Division 20—Shoreland Development Standards to clear woody vegetation over an existing pipeline right-of-way.

Persons who desire to be heard in reference to the above request should submit written comments Attn: Megan Boeck, 221 E Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or by emailing [email protected]. Verbal comments can be submitted by calling (507) 377-4349. All comments received before Tuesday, April 28th at 4pm will be read aloud in part of the public hearing.

Megan Boeck
City Planner
(Published in Albert Lea Tribune April 18 and April 22, 2020)

Wise words.

Wise words.

Virgils Tow N' Travel

Virgils Tow N' Travel

We are fully staffed and ready to serve if you are in need

Yup, scammers and thefts love all of the info you’re giving them.

Yup, scammers and thefts love all of the info you’re giving them.

Posting pictures of all the cars you’ve owned is one thing. But I’ve come to quickly realize the dangers these chain-letter type posts are posing. People are giving out way too much information. Have you played along recently? I know I have...

Please be mindful of Identity Theft when you play these seemingly fun FB games of listing private things from your life. Places you’ve lived, visited, divorces you’ve had, favorite teacher, (yes even first car), childhood friend, first kiss, high school mascot, destination of your first flight, name of your first pet, etc etc etc... these are similar to those pesky security questions when setting up financial and personal accounts. You may be letting hackers and fraudsters know way too much about you. You may be listing the answers to your own security questions. Some of these posts are also being hash-tagged. Even easier for hackers to find. I’ll even bet your passwords contain something personal about you.

Ever wonder where/who these posts originated from? One can’t help but wonder if they were started by fraudsters themselves to gain knowledge of their victims. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I want people to see these types of games in a different light. Please share.

Be safe, be careful, and beware! Don’t be a victim.

-Detective Vanthavong

Du Nord Consulting

Du Nord Consulting

Please utilize me as your local resource on #covid19 relief funding for small businesses.

The Pet Authority, Inc.

The Pet Authority, Inc.

Announcing New Store Hours with a special guest 🦌 all the way from the North Pole

Dave Ramsey

Wise words.

It's time for some hope. This is something EVERYONE needs to hear.

Check out the 14-day free trial of Financial Peace University: https://bit.ly/3duyIgd

The Yankee Catering

The Yankee Catering

We will be offering prepared meals with portion sizes for 4-6. You can have these meals delivered for $25 or picked up for $20. I will also be taking orders that can be donated. If you know a family in need and would like to purchase meals for them I am more then happy to deliver them. I will start taking orders Monday 3/16/20. The options we will offer are as follows.

Tater tot Hotdish
Vegetarian stir fry with white rice
Chicken stir fry with white rice
Sloppy joes with potatoes
Pulled pork with potatoes
Chicken with mixed veggies and roasted potatoes
Chicken penne and Alfredo

Please help me in sharing and spreading the word. We are praying that this will pass and everyone can get back to life as normal soon.


1429 Lee Ave
Albert Lea, MN

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00


(507) 318-9230


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