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ALBERT LEA-FREEBORN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Meet Ambassador Andrew Schwarz our newest Chamber Ambassador

Andrew Schwarz is our newest Chamber Ambassador, who joined in November of this year and is the Sales Director at Oak Park Place in Albert Lea.

ALBERT LEA-FREEBORN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Meet Ambassador-Kathy Leidal

Kathy Leidal works at Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) – Albert Lea and Austin as a Community Engagement Specialist. Leidal serves as current Co-Chair of the Ambassadors Committee and has been an active Ambassador for the last five years.

ALBERT LEA-FREEBORN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Meet Ambassador-Bobbie Jo Jacobs

Bobbie is a Freeborn County Chamber Ambassador and Vice Chair of the AG Committee, in addition to working full time at CCF Bank in Albert Lea.

Analysis: Anoka County posts 245th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 937 properties in Anoka County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 245th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Duluth area posts 136th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in Duluth area properties in the 1,084 started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 136th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Minnesota posts 7th lowest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,904 properties in Minnesota started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 44th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: zip code 56461 in Laporte has 96th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 56461 zip code area was 219 in the third quarter of 2018, a 215-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 9 Minnesota medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Nine Minnesota medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Minnesota has 34th highest average credit card debt

Minnesota finished 34th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Minnesota's St. Louis County has 178th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Minnesota's St. Louis County was more than 800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 1,075-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

THE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP: Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act

We're proud to sign this letter in support of the direction of H.F.1 and #GreatStartMN.

Minneapolis-St. Paul has 118th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul was more than 8,500 in the third quarter of 2018, a 10-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Minneapolis development firm addressing state housing crisis

A staggering statewide report shows Minnesota needs to build an additional 10,000 homes per year to alleviate the state’s housing shortage. One Minneapolis developer is actively working to add more affordable homes to help solve the problem.

RIVER HEIGHTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Dave Langer 2018 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dave Langer for receiving the River Heights Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award

Lupe Development's Minn believes in giving back, especially to Minneapolis

For Steve Minn, vice president and chief financial manager at Lupe Development since 1989, giving back to the community is a key part of the success of the company: He has worked diligently to provide both affordable housing and workforce training to a variety of Minnesota residents.

Lupe Development Partners VP notes construction has seen changes in the last five years

A real estate developer believes new construction over the last five years is part of the biggest changes he's seen in the last five years in his field.

PEDERSEN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE: Obituary- Aileen Ruth (Kyvig) Tollefson NOVEMBER 13, 1938 ~ JANUARY 2, 2019 (AGE 80)

Funeral services for Aileen Tollefson, of Starbuck, will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

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