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Albert Lea is a city in and the county seat of Freeborn County in the southeastern part
of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
The population was 18,356 at the 2000 census.
The city is at the junction of Interstates 35 and 90, about 90 miles south of the Twin Cities.
It is on the shores of Fountain Lake, Pickerel Lake, Albert Lea Lake, Goose Lake, School Lake, and
Fountain Lake is part of the Shell Rock River flowage and Albert Lea Lake.
The city's early growth was based upon agriculture, farming support services and manufacturing.
At one time it was the site of Cargill's headquarters.
Other manufacturing included Edwards Manufacturing, Scotsman Ice Machines, Streater Store fixtures, and
Universal Milking Machines.
Like many U.S. towns much of the manufacturing base has diminished.
A long-time center of the city's job opportunity was the Wilson & Company meat packing plant,
later known as Farmstead and Farmland. This facility was destroyed by fire.
The largest employer is currently Albert Lea Medical Center/Mayo with over 1,500 jobs.
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