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2016

Albany

Free Copy

Resource Guide

Complimentary copy on behalf of
area businesses, The Enterprise, and the
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

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A Word from the Mayor
Greetings,
Once again spring is in the air and with this comes plenty of fun activities.
Please be cautious when driving, especially watching for bikes, rollerbladers, golf
carts and children. Remember to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and be extra
cautious at uncontrolled intersections.
Once again this year there will be road construction projects within the City
of Albany. Be prepared for possible detours as these projects move forward. It will
also be very exciting to watch the building construction start at our schools.
There have been several changes in the medical community here in Albany.
Even though the hospital and emergency room have closed, the clinic and after
hour Urgent Care Center remain open for your healthcare needs.
Community pride is evident throughout Albany. Friendly and progressive, we
welcome the opportunity to have you as our guest or resident.
I invite you to contact me or any other council member with your concerns
and we will answer any of your questions.
Take Care,
Daron Gersch,MD
Mayor, Albany, MN

Welcome To Albany

Albany is located in Stearns County, twenty miles west
of St. Cloud and eighty miles northwest of MinneapolisSt. Paul on Interstate Highway 94, with direct access to
State Highway 238, which originates in Albany. The closest
airport is St. Cloud Airport - visit www.stcloudairport.com.

Whether you are moving into the area, stopping for
a short time on your way through or are in the area for a
vacation, we are sure that you will find many activities to

enjoy, including the beautiful Lake Wobegon Trail. You will
receive a warm welcome from the citizens of Albany. More
and more families are making the City of Albany their
“small town” home. Albany’s population is 2,633.*

Please be sure to visit the website for the Albany Area
Chamber of Commerce (www.albanymnchamber.com) or
the City of Albany (www.ci.albany.mn.us) for more details.
* Source: State Demographer 2014 Estimate.

What’s Inside...
Welcome to Albany........................................Page 3
Quick Reference Phone Numbers.............Page 4
City of Albany ............................................Pages 5-6
Utilities................................................................Page 7
Albany Police & Fire Department..............Page 8
Chamber of Commerce......................Pages 10-11
Community Services................................... Page 12
Map of Albany............................................... Page 13
Community Organizations................Pages 14-15

Community Events Calendar...........Pages 16-18
History.............................................................. Page 20
Churches.......................................................... Page 21
Parks & Recreation.................................Page 22-23
Lake Wobegon Trail..................................... Page 24
Public Library................................................. Page 25
Education................................................Pages 26-28
Medical.....................................................Pages 30-33
Business Directory...............................Pages 34-38
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Quick Reference Guide
Police Department
Emergency.....................................................................911
Non-Emergency.......................................320-845-2200
Fire Department
Emergency.....................................................................911
Non-Emergency.......................................320-845-4040
Building Permit
City Hall ......................................................320-845-4244
Dan Marthaler, Building Official.................320-249-7533
Mark Harren, Building Official.....................320-309-6455
Cable Television
Albany Mutual Telephone.....................320-845-2101
Charter Communications..................1-800-581-0081
Education
Albany Area Schools...............................320-845-2171
Community Education............... 845-2171, ext. 5060
Holy Family School..................................320-845-2011
Garbage (Refuse) Residential (City of Albany):
Bueckers City Sanitation
Services....................................................1-877-352-2876
CentraCare Clinic–Albany........................320-845-2157

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Newspaper (Local)
The Enterprise.............................................320-845-2700
Park Shelter Reservations
(City Hall)....................................................320-845-4244
Post Office........................................................320-845-4171
Radio
KASM 1150 AM or
KDDG 105.5 FM.........................................320-845-2184
Utilities
ELECTRIC:
Stearns Electric.....................................1-800-962-0655
Xcel Energy.............................................1-800-895-4999
Emergency.............................................1-800-895-1999
NATURAL GAS:
CenterPoint Energy.............................1-800-245-2377
Emergency.............................................1-800-296-9815
Telephone/Internet/TV
Albany Mutual Telephone.....................320-845-2101
Water/Sewer
City of Albany............................................320-845-4244
For more information, please visit
www.albanymnchamber.com

City of Albany

Albany area home
healthy & hospice

Main Street (Railroad Avenue) in Albany bustles with activity
year-round with a park, easy access to the Lake Wobegon Trail,
numerous businesses and City Hall. A 2013 street renovation
project breathed new life into the city’s main passageway and
continues to be maintained and enjoyed by residents and visitors.

400 Railroad Avenue, PO Box 370
Albany, MN 56307 • 845-4244
Email: tschneider@ci.albany.mn.us
www.ci.albany.mn.us
Park Board
Ross Voit, Chairman
Alan Amdahl, Scott Daninger
Economic Development Authority
Tom Kasner, John Harlander and Paul Wellenstein
Planning Commission
John Greer, Liaison
Todd Horton, Will Seiler, Joe Wedel, Keith Heitzman
and Adam Rushmeyer
Administration
Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator
Diane Jesh, Administrative Assistant
Albany City Council
Mayor: Daron Gersch...................................................320-845-2472
Councilor: John Greer..................................................320-845-6395
Councilor: Tom Kasner.................................................320-845-2091
Councilor: Laurie Dingmann.....................................320-845-4101
Councilor: John R. Harlander.....................................320-845-2476

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City of Albany

ALBANY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LABOR FORCE
Employer................................................................... Product/Service....................................................# of Employees
Albany Area Schools......................................................................Education...............................................................................................................275
Mother of Mercy Senior Living..................................................Elder Care...............................................................................................................183
Stearns Bank NA & Leasing.........................................................Financial/Insurance/Leasing...........................................................................136
Wells Concrete.................................................................................Precast/Prestressed Concrete.........................................................................135
Kraft Heinz........................................................................................Cheese Powders.................................................................................................... 98
Ramler Trucking & Trailer Repair...............................................Freight & Truck Repair......................................................................................... 62
CentraCare Clinic–Albany............................................................Healthcare............................................................................................................... 40
The Woodshop of Avon................................................................Custom Cabinetry................................................................................................. 29
Centra Sota Cooperative..............................................................Feed Manufacturing............................................................................................ 20
Central MN Credit Union.............................................................Financial................................................................................................................... 16
Albany Mutual Telephone Assn.................................................Communication..................................................................................................... 12
CLIMATE
For the year 2015, the average high was 54.9 degrees, with an
average low of 36.5 degrees. Total rainfall was 31.91inches.
Total snowfall was 23.38 inches. First hard frost was November
7 (27 degrees).

New records: March 5, -18 degrees (record low)

March 10, 60 degrees (record high)
March 15, 75 degrees (record high)
Source: KASM Radio 1150/1300AM

OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES (PUBLIC)
City of Albany...........................................................320-845-4244
Tax Increment Financing, Industrial Revenue Bonds,
Financial Package Preparation
GOVERNMENT
The City of Albany is a Plan A Statutory City. Regular
council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday
of each month. The City of Albany functions under the
direction of the following:
A. Planning Commission
B. Park Board
C. Albany Economic Development Authority
TOPOGRAPHY
The City of Albany is located in the central portion of the
State of Minnesota. Its average elevation is 1,190 feet
above sea level and is gently rolling terrain. Excellent
productive soils and an abundant ground water supply
can be found in the City of Albany.

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Public Utilities
ELECTRIC POWER: Xcel Energy provides uninterrupted
commercial and residential service and has a substation in
Albany. Electric rates are available upon request at (800) 8954999.
A small portion of the city’s electrical power is supplied by
Stearns Electric Association. Call (800) 962-0655
GARBAGE: Residential garbage pick-up is available through
Bueckers City Sanitation. Garbage and recycling pickup is on
Monday. Call for more information at (877) 352-2876.
NATURAL GAS: CenterPoint Energy provides uninterrupted
commercial and residential gas service. Natural gas rates are
available upon request at (800) 245-2377.
TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE: It’s all in your connection
– bundle your telephone, long distance, high speed internet,
digital TV and nationwide cellular services to save time and
money. Many options to fit your needs; convenient, nearby
service and support and cutting-edge services, available from
one local cooperative. Learn about all of our available services
at www.albanytel.com or call 845-2101.
WATER: Albany’s municipal water system consists of a
250,000-gallon elevated water storage tank. The portable water
hardness is 410 parts per million (29 grains hardness). The water

treatment plant is currently capable of treating two million
gallons of water per day and can be expanded to treat four
million gallons per day as the city’s demand for water increases.
Current water rates and billing information are available upon
request at 845-4244.
WASTEWATER: Albany’s municipal wastewater collector and
treatment system consists of four-cell (88 acre) wastewater
stabilization ponds. The system provides sanitary treatment
with chemical addition for phosphorus removal. The wastewater
system has the capacity to accommodate new “wet” commercial
and industrial users. Current wastewater rates are available
upon request at 845-4244.

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Albany Fire Department and Police Department

FIRE DEPARTMENT
Business Office: 231 4th St., Albany, MN 56307
Fire Hall: 845-4040 • Emergency: 911
The Albany Fire Department was established in 1893
to protect the Albany area. The original 16-member
department battled fires with a horse-drawn fire apparatus,
hand pumps and pails of water. Although their equipment
and methods seem crude in today’s time, the original
members were just as brave and dedicated as modern-day
firefighters.
Over the years and into the 21st century, the Albany
Fire Department has evolved with updated equipment,
excellent training and additional personnel. The Albany Fire
Department has a full staff of volunteer firefighters, which
protect the city and township of Albany and a portion of
Farming and Krain townships.
The Albany Fire Department has 25 trained volunteers
that respond to fires, medical crises, car accidents and many
other emergencies and are on call 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Albany Police Department is committed to active
partnerships with the community in order to protect life and
property and enhance the safety and quality of life in the
community we serve.

The Albany Police Department strives to maintain the highest
standard of excellence utilizing training and technology to create
a safe environment for those who live in and visit Albany.
The Albany Police Department is comprised of four fulltime officers, as well as part-time officers and one full-time
administrative support/
records person.
If you have an
emergency,
please
dial 911. If you have a
general question or a
non-emergency
call,
please dial 320-8452200. The office number
is forwarded to Stearns
County Dispatch if you
place your call after
hours or office staff is
unavailable.
Office hours are
Monday
through
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Police Chief ...................................................................Ozzie Carbajal
Police Sergeant............................................................. Matt Gannon
Full-Time Patrol Officers...................................Andrew Gravdahl
Anthony Milostan
Part-Time Patrol Officers..........................................Joanna Bigler
Mathew Bigler
Derrick Bjork
Eric Grabmeier
Jason Luethmers
Police Administrative Assistant................... Dannielle Zierden

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
OUR MISSION: The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Albany
Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided
and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational
interests of the area.

2016 Officers and Board Members
President: Renee Thelen............................ 320-845-7777
rtjt@meltel.net
Vice President: Lynn Pennie
State Farm Insurance
lynn.pennie.sm97@statefarm.com...... 320-256-4617
Treasurer: Aaron Smith
Schlenner Wenner & Company
asmith@swcocpas.com............................ 320-845-2940
Chamber of Commerce
albanycc@albanytel.com......................... 320-845-7777
Board Members:
Debbie Kulzer
Lake Country Veterinary Services
lakecountry@albanytel.com................... 320-845-6930
Tom Schneider
City of Albany
tschneider@ci.albany.mn.us................... 320-845-4244
Paul Tomczik
Edward Jones Investments
paul.tomczik@edwardjones.com......... 320-845-7796

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www.albanymnchamber.com

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce, comprised of over
100 members, is a group of business professionals that
promote supporting our local businesses. As a part of
shopping local and supporting our hometown businesses,
the Chamber continues to offer “Albany Bucks.” These
Albany Bucks are “same as cash” and are accepted at any
local business. If you would like to purchase Albany Bucks
for a gift, you can do so at either Central Minnesota Credit
Union or Stearns Bank.
The Chamber meets monthly on the third Wednesday of
each month at noon. The Chamber of Commerce is always
accepting applications for new members.
Also, the Chamber of Commerce helps to provide
a number of events throughout the year. The Annual
Banquet, city-wide garage sales, Albany Pioneer Days,
Heritage Day and Santa Day are just a few.
For more information about Albany Bucks, becoming a
member, meeting information or our events, feel free to call
320-845-7777, email at albanycc@albanytel.com, or visit our
website at www.albanymnchamber.com.

A Message from our President...

Albany - a small city in the heartland! I take great pride
in sharing that I am an Albany native, have worked in Albany
for the past 23 years, have been a part of the school district
for over 30 years and know the commitment and challenges
of our area businesses.
The Chamber is here to serve and focus on the needs of
our members. We aim to impact every business by acting as a
partner for success. We encourage local shopping for goods
and services. We want to plan, sponsor and promote events
and learning opportunities to benefit area residents and
businesses.
The Albany Area Chamber welcomes your participation
and encourages your membership. We need your support
and look forward to working with you to promote, grow and
sustain a diverse and healthy business community.
The Albany area is a great place to live, work and play.
Best Regards,
Renee Thelen
President
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

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Community Services
POST
OFFICE:
Albany has a firstclass post office.
The Albany Post
Office has all mail
services available,
with
express
mail
overnight
delivery to most major
market cities and First Class Mail overnight delivery to
Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is located at 141 Railroad Avenue.
LIBRARY: Albany Public Library, located at 400 Railroad
Avenue, is a 3,000 sq. ft. spacious building. It is one of thirtyone libraries that make up the Great River Regional Library.
With your free library card, you can check out books, videos,
cassettes, compact disks, books-on-tape and popular
magazines. Using the varied reference resources, your
questions will be answered, plus a public internet station is
available for your use. Daily deliveries bring requested items
to patrons within days and children’s programs are presented
several times a year. More info on page 25.
NEWSPAPERS: The Enterprise is Albany’s official weekly
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Times, Minneapolis Tribune, USA Today and Pioneer Press. The
Star Shopper, Hometown News and Dairyland Peach are also
delivered weekly.
RADIO: KASM 1150 AM is a privately-owned radio station.
KASM has been serving Central Minnesota since 1950 and
provides the area with news, weather, farm reports, sports,
community information and music that includes polka,
country and sounds from the big band era. KASM’s signal
extends to the North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and
Canadian borders. KASM’s sister station is KDDG 105.5 FM and
plays your favorite oldies.
TELEVISION: Digital TV from Albany Mutual Telephone is all
digital with over 155 channels and multiple package options.
Visit www.albanytel.com or call 845-2101. Cable service is
provided by Charter Communications (800) 892-0310, serving
Albany and the surrounding area.
HOUSING: Albany has approximately 900 occupied
households and a variety of apartment buildings. This
diversity provides housing for varied incomes and family sizes.
Many housing sites are still available in Golf Vistas, Highland
Addition, Sterling Heights, Trails Edge and Whispering Oaks.
Call City Hall for more details on each residential development.

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Community Organizations
If you have any questions about receiving help or if you would
like to volunteer, please call Edna Goebel at 845-2343.

Albany Girl Scouts

The Albany Girl Scouts are open to girls in grades K-12.
Troops meet at different times, usually 2-3 times per month.
Please contact Diana Brown at 320-845-2974 for more
information.

Albany Heritage Society

Albany Boy/Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is a program for all boys in the 1st - 5th grade.
The Albany Cub Scouts Pack #30 den meetings are held the
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church and a pack meeting one Sunday/month.
At the end of 5th grade, the boys can advance to Boy Scouts
until the age of 18.
The Boy Scout Troop #30 meetings are held on the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the American
Legion in the meeting room upstairs. The annual school night
to join Scouting is held each year in September. Flyers are
sent home with the boys from school. Contact persons in
Albany are Cubmaster Rita Buermann at 320-293-0498 and
Scoutmaster Jason Roehrl at 320-249-0813.

Albany Food Shelf

The Albany Food Shelf is located in the Albany Community
Senior Center at 741 Lake Avenue and is run by volunteers.
Hours are the first Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and the third
Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Other times by appointment
only, call 320-291-6623. Donations can be mailed to PO Box
521, Albany, MN 56307 or placed in collection areas in the
back of Seven Dolors Church or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

The Albany Heritage Society was founded in 1986. The
Heritage Society works to accumulate and preserve articles
and photographs relating to the origins and the development
of the City of Albany and the surrounding area. It compiles
a record of interviews, newspaper articles and other items
relating to the history of Albany.
A great display of some of these items can be found at
the Albany Administrative Building in the lobby and council
chambers.
The Albany Heritage Society has prepared a book and
video (VHS) regarding the history of Albany. The books and
videos are available for purchase at the Albany Administrative
Building or call Arnie Meier at 845-2952 or Shirley Bauer at 320845-4533.

Albany Jaycees
Randy Lockridge, 2016 President

The Albany Jaycees have played a very active role in the
community for many years. The meetings are held the third
Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. (Summer month
meetings are held at the Jaycee Shelter in Albany North Park
and the winter month meetings are held at Stubby’s Tavern
and Schiffler’s Liquor in St. Anthony). Contact Randy Lockridge
at 320-250-9980.

Albany Lions Club
Aaron Sand, President; Dave Kalthoff, Vice President
Chris Ramler, Immediate Past President

The Albany Lions Club meets every second and fourth
Monday of the month at Paul’s Par-A-Dice. The Board of
Directors meets at 6 p.m. with a meal following at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting for the general members begins at 7 p.m. Those
interested in joining the club may contact a current member.

Albany Women of Today

The Albany Women of Today is a community service
organization that welcomes anyone to join its membership.
The meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Albany Area Community Senior Center. Contact
Tanya Rothstein at 845-2099 or 320-309-9164.

American Legion Auxiliary

The Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month at
7 p.m. at the Legion (except for the months of June – August).
Contact Bede Schmidt at 320-363-8619 for more information.

American Legion Post #482

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The American Legion Post #482 meets the first Wednesday
of every month at 7 p.m. Their facility is open to the public for
meetings. Please call Ray Fuchs at 845-2743.

Community Organizations
Athletic Booster Club

The Albany Booster Club is organized to promote and
enhance sports for the Albany school district. There are no
scheduled meetings, however a general meeting will be
called when necessary. To become a member, please contact
any of the school offices or Scott Buntje, Albany Area Schools
Athletics Director at 845-2171 Ext. 5303. For more information,
go to www.albany.k12.mn.us, click on athletics and activities.

Catholic Charities Senior Dining-Albany

Located at Pondview Estates, 334 Golfview Drive.
Meals are served Monday - Friday beginning at noon, and
home-delivered meals are provided for the surrounding
communities of Avon, Freeport, Holdingford, New Munich/
Meire Grove/Greenwald, Melrose, Sauk Centre and St. Joseph.
Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota
Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act, and
administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Volunteer opportunities are always available for all of the
route areas. For more information, please call 845-4070, 8456615 (kitchen), email: albanyseniordining@hotmail.com or
visit the website at www.ccstcloud.org.

4-H Clubs

4-H is a family organization with the motto: “To Make
the Best Better” and practice “Learn by Doing.” Meetings are
generally once a month. If interested, please contact the
Stearns County Extension Office for the group nearest you at
(800) 450-6171.
Knights of Columbus Father Pierz Council
Serving the parishes of Immaculate Conception (New
Munich), Immaculate Conception (St. Anna), Sacred Heart
(Freeport), St. Anthony, St. Benedict, St. Francis, St. Martin and
Seven Dolors. For more information, please contact Tom Vos
at 320-356-7826.

Rural Stearns Faith in Action

Senior Citizens

The Albany Area Senior Citizens meet monthly on the first
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Area Community Senior
Center. The purpose of the meeting is to keep senior citizens
active and knowledgeable of programs that affect them.
Speakers are invited to present information to let seniors
know what is available to help them and how to access the
help needed. Socializing is enjoyed by playing cards and
bingo. Lunch is prepared and served by a group of members
each month. You are invited to attend meetings. President:
Shirley Bauer 845-4533.

Sportsmen’s Club

The Sportsmen’s Club, which is open to the public,
provides trap and skeet shooting, 5 stand and youth programs.
The club is open from April through September – Tuesdays
and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until dusk and Sundays from
noon until 2 p.m. It is located 3 miles north of I-94 at Albany on
Highway 238. Please call 845-4271 for more information.

Stearns County Area Horticultural Society
Kenn Burr, 2016 President

The Stearns County Area Horticultural Society meets
the second Monday of the month (unless the date falls on a
holiday), except during the summer months when garden
tours take place. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church, 840 Lake Ave. For more information call
Kenn Burr at 320-845-7122

Stearns County Pioneer Club

The Stearns County Pioneer Club has an elected board of
directors. The annual Pioneer Days show is held in September
and is located a mile north of Albany between Highway 238
and County 10. The Pioneer Club meets the third Sunday of the
month. Please call Lee Mortenson at 320-393-2542 for more
information.

RSFIA, as part of a caring effort throughout Stearns
County, is providing services for our elderly neighbors, those
with disabilities and those facing difficult life situations. We
provide friendly home visits, minor home repair/modification,
respite care for caregivers, caregiver support through one-onone coaching, housekeeping chores, transportation, shopping
and running errands. These sustaining services provide those
living in the rural communities of Stearns County with more
opportunities to stay in their own home or apartment.
If you are in need of any of these services, please contact
Mike or Laura at 320-685-3693. We would love to talk with you
about how we might be able to help. We make every effort to
fill all need requests.
Because we are built on the concept of being a “neighbor
helping neighbor” program, we are always in need of
volunteers throughout the rural communities of Stearns
County. Volunteer times are flexible. Volunteer as little or as
much as you would like. You decide the ways in which you
would like to offer a helping hand.
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Community Events

2016/17 Events
April

April 16

Spring Fireman’s Department Dance
Paul’s Par-A-Dice
Music by “Stone Road”

May 7


May 14

May

Albany City-Wide Spring Clean-up
Albany City Hall parking lot
Sponsored by Bueckers City Sanitation
Wine and Dine
Mother of Mercy
City Wide Garage Sales
Please check the Chamber website
for further details.

June 27

Holy Family School Golf Tournament
Albany Golf Course

May

June

August

August 5
15th Annual

Car Show

4-8 p.m.

Albany Chrysler
Center
August 6


August 7



August 8

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Heritage Day, Main Street
Please watch the Chamber website for
more details.
Seven Dolors Church Bazaar
Polka Mass at 10:30, Music by the
Nite Owls, Dinner at 11 a.m., food,
beverages, games and more
Blattner Family Fundraiser
Golf Tournament, Albany Golf Club
Shotgun start at noon

Community Events

September

September 16-18 Albany Pioneer Days

Threshing Show & Flea Market,

Pioneer Grounds
December
Santa Day

Please check the Chamber website for

further details.
February 2017 Chamber Annual Banquet

All encouraged to attend!

Paul’s Par-A-Dice

Lions Sweetheart Dance

Paul’s Par-A-Dice

Ice Cup Challenge
Sponsored by Albany Jaycees, North Lake



These events, plus many more, can always be found on the
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s website, albanymnchamber.
com. Any questions about events happening throughout Albany
can be emailed to albanycc@albanytel.com or by calling the
Chamber office at 320-845-7777.

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Community Events
Albany Pioneer Days
Threshing Show

Heritage Day

Celebrating Albany

The event is kicked off Friday night, Aug. 5, 2016, from
4-8 p.m. at the Albany Chrysler Center’s 15th Annual Car
Show. It features antique cars, concessions, music, burnouts
and more. For more information, visit their website at www.
albanychryslercenter.net.

Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 on Railroad
Avenue in Albany. From sunup to sundown, there will be something
for everyone. There are many events planned throughout the
day, including a youth baseball tournament, 5K run, 1K run for
kids, tractor pedal pull for kids (sanctioned), children’s activities,
food, fun and games, gambling, beer garden, grand parade at 7
p.m., followed by music and topped off with fantastic fireworks,
sponsored by the Albany Jaycees and the Albany Lions Club. Don’t
miss your chance to help Albany celebrate!

Sunday, Aug. 7, is the annual Seven Dolors Church Bazaar.
There will be a polka Mass at 10:30 a.m., music by the Nite
Owls, dinner, raffle and much more. See their website at www.
sevendolors-stanthony.org.

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This event is held the second weekend after Labor Day
each September. In 2016, it will be on Sept. 16, 17 and 18. The
event is located a mile north of Albany between Highway 238
and County Road 10. The show started in 1975 and is put on by
the Stearns County Pioneer Club, Inc. This non-profit organization
has approximately 425 members.

The show draws exhibitors,
musicians and vendors from not
only all over the state, but from
states as far away as New York, as
well as other countries.
The show is a re-enactment
of the life the pioneers lived. Old
time activities include threshing,
lumber sawing, blacksmith
shop, general store, printing
press, lath mill, country school,
working water wheel, Corliss
engine, big rope-making
machine and model railroad
museum, along with over 500
gas engines and more than
400 tractors on display. The
ladies building features quilting, rug braiding and
weaving, sewing, wool spinning and making ice cream. Each year
the show features a particular brand of equipment that played
a part in our American heritage. There is also a big flea market
and a tractor parade on Saturday and Sunday. Old-time and
bluegrass music goes on all three days. Catholic and ecumenical
church services are held Saturday evening and Sunday morning
in the old Arban Church. All exhibitors, musicians and vendors
are welcome to participate in the show.
The club invites anyone interested in preserving antique
equipment (and demonstrating how it was used) to join our club
and become part of this group that enjoys teaching the history
of our ancestors. Direct any questions to the Pioneer Club, Box
482, Albany, MN 56307 or call Lee or Al Mortenson at 320-3932542 or 320-845-7410.

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History of Albany
The City of Albany was incorporated in 1890, but not
without a struggle. The first petition to incorporate, signed by
33 male residents of the proposed area of incorporation, was
presented to the Stearns County Board of Commissioners on
Nov. 30, 1888. The County Board issued a notice calling for
an election on the issue at the District 59 schoolhouse the
following January.
The Great Northern and Soo Line Railroads once bounded
the city, but have since been removed and the right of way
now is utilized for pedestrian (hiking/biking) travel. One of
the lines running from Avon through Albany to Sauk Centre is
now a paved bike, hike and snowmobile trail called the Lake
Wobegon Trail.
The water plant was installed in 1902 and electricity
in 1909. Beautiful Pine and Pelican Lakes are about 4 miles
northeast of Albany.
It wasn’t an accident that the commercial development
on Railroad Avenue (Main Street) was almost confined to
one side of the street. The railroad designed it that way, the
objective always being to receive revenue from people who
used the rails. The land within the 300-foot railroad right of
way was not for sale, only for lease. Businesses allowed to
lease the land from the railroad were those who shipped by
rail – livestock, grain, general merchandise, farm implements,

Kraft Cheese Company,
Albany, Minn., 1925

Fourth of July Parade, Albany, Minn., 1918

Railroad Avenue, Albany, Minn., 1920

automobiles and so on. Retail merchants and service
businesses hesitated to build on the railroad right of way
with only a 30-day lease, so they built on the north side of
Main Street. The City celebrated 125 years in 2015.

Two Rivers Settlement in 1862

John Schwinghammer, Jr., laid the first claim in Two
Rivers Settlement. The Obermiller and Platz families followed
one year later. A halfway house was here during the mid
1860s to accommodate pioneer travelers and traders on the
Red River Trail. Seven Dolors parish was organized and a log
church was built in 1868. This church also served as a school.
Isador Obermiller served as first postmaster in 1870 with the
coming of the Great Northern Railroad north of here. The
settlement was relocated in 1872 and named Albany.

A monument was erected on County Road 54, 1/2 mile
east of Albany, in 1982 by the Stearns County Historical
Society.
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Churches
Seven Dolors Catholic
Church
Priest: Fr. Cletus Connors, OSB
Fr. Bradley Jenniges, OSB
150 2nd St. South,
Albany, MN 56307
320-845-2705
Email: 7dolors@albanytel.com
www.sevendolorsstanthony.org/
Mass Times:
Saturday Evening 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Thursday Holy Family School Mass 10:30 a.m.
(when school is in session).
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Pastor: Fred Kutter
23845 County Rd. 40, Albany, MN 56307 • 845-2620
Service Times: Sundays – 9:30 a.m.
(Sunday School/Bible Study follows 10:35 –11:30 a.m.)
Worship at Mother of Mercy Care Center
Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church - ELCA
Pastor: Steve Olson
840 Lake Street, PO Box 670, Albany, MN 56307
845-2405 • Email: oursaviors@albanytel.com
Service Times:
Sundays – 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m.
The Lord’s Supper
is celebrated
every Sunday of
the month
Education Hour:
9:15 a.m. with
opportunities for
all ages.

Summer Worship: May 29-Sept. 4,
Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Anthony Catholic Church
Priest: Fr. Cletus Connors, OSB
Fr. Bradley Jenniges, OSB
24326 Trobec Street, Albany, MN 56307 • 845-2416
Email: stanthony@albanytel.com
Mass Times: Sunday Morning 9 a.m.
Thursday morning 8:30 a.m.

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Parks & Recreation

NORTH PARK is the City’s largest park, approximately 55 Camping
acres, located north and east of CentraCare Clinic–Albany.
The park provides a wide variety of recreational resources,
including tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, skate
board ramps, picnic shelters, playground equipment,
hike/bike trails, softball field and primitive camping sites.
Running water and bathroom in the Jaycee Shelter, which
may be reserved for family or business gatherings and
celebrations. Call 845-4244 to schedule.

Bowling

Albany Bowling Center................................................... 845-4732

North Park Campgrounds, Primitive, Albany............. 845-4244
Cedar Lake Memorial Park, Upsala............................. 573-2983
El Rancho Manana, Richmond..................................... 597-2740

Golfing

Albany Golf Club............................................................... 845-2505
A public 18-hole golf course located adjacent to Interstate
94, a block from Main Street in Albany. Many water hazards
provide challenges for the golfer attempting to shoot even
par. Visit www.albanygc.com for membership rates, green
fees and other activities offered to the public.

Lodging

Baymont Inn and Suites................................................. 845-2145

LIONS PARK is located along 6th Street and abuts the

North Lake. Amenities include a baseball field, basketball
court, picnic shelter and warming house for ice skaters
during the winter months.

COUNTRY ESTATES PARK includes a baseball field,

volleyball court, playground equipment and picnic shelter.

HALL’S HIGHVIEW PARK includes a baseball field,
playground equipment and picnic shelter with running
water and sewer.
HIGHLANDS PARK includes playground equipment
and is located adjacent to the Lake Wobegon Trail.

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Parks and Recreation
Legion
Park Shelter

Located
along
Main
Street, this small
park provides
a great place
for employees
working in the
downtown area
to enjoy a relaxing lunch
beneath the picnic shelter. The Albany American Legion
erected monuments including flag displays in the park
honoring those who have served in the United States Armed
Forces, especially those who have given their lives. The
park is used for activities involving the Lake Wobegon Trail,
Memorial Day Services, Community Education, Concerts in
the Park and the annual Heritage Day Celebration. Off-street
parking is available adjacent to the Legion Park, which is
designated as the Lake Wobegon Trailhead and City Parking
Lot.

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Lake Wobegon Trail
beautiful
“Explore begon
Lake Wo r own
t you
Countr y a nic paved
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pace on sc ht from
trails rig ”
Albany

EVENTS ALONG THE TRAIL:

Caramel Roll Ride June 11 • caramelrollride.com
Lady Slipper Ride June 18 • ladyslipperride.com
Caramel Apple Ride Sept .10 • caramelappleride.com

The Lake Wobegon Trail measures 54 miles in Stearns
County. The Stearns County segment of the Lake Wobegon
Trail extends from the Stearns/Todd County line to St.
Joseph and from Albany to the Morrison/Stearns County
line. There is an additional eight miles of Lake Wobegon
Trail in Todd County.

If you connect the Lake Wobegon Trail with Morrison
County’s connecting Soo Line Trail and the Central Lakes
Trail, which meets the Lake Wobegon Trail in Osakis, you
have the LONGEST PAVED RAIL TRAIL in the country – over
120 miles long.

The trail is open to bicycling, snowmobiling without
studs, walking and rollerblading. The trail was built on two
abandoned railroad corridors – the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe and the Soo Line.
Trail Mileage:
Sauk Centre to West Union................. 7.0 miles
West Union to Osakis.......................... 5.0 miles
Osakis to Nelson.................................. 5.6 miles
Nelson to Alexandria........................... 6.5 miles
Alexandria to Garfield......................... 6.0 miles
Garfield to Brandon............................. 5.4 miles
Brandon to Evansville......................... 4.9 miles
Evansville to Melby............................. 4.6 miles
Melby to Ashby.................................... 4.2 miles
Ashby to Dalton................................... 7.5 miles
Dalton to Fergus Falls.......................... 8.1 miles

LEGEND
Mile Post
Resort
Library

Shelter
Swimming
College

Campsite

Trails

Museum
Parking
Restrooms

State Park
Municipal Boundary

Trail Mileage:
St. Joseph to Avon................................9.0 miles
Avon to Albany.....................................6.3 miles
Albany to Freeport...............................5.3 miles
Freeport to Melrose..............................6.0 miles
Melrose to Sauk Centre........................9.5 miles
Albany to Holdingford ........................9.4 miles

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Stearns County Parks Commission
Jay Forstner

St. John’s
University &
Arboretum
Stella Maris Chapel
College of
St. Benedict

www.lakewobegontrail.com

St. Joseph

Albany Public Library

Albany City Hall
400 Railroad Ave., PO Box 519, Albany, MN 56307
845-4843 • www.griver.org
The Albany branch of Great River Regional Library
carries books on almost every subject, magazines,
entertainment and how-to DVDs, music CDs,
eAudiobooks, eBooks, computers, internet access,
programs and so much more.
HOURS:
Monday........................................................................... 12:00 - 7:00
Tuesday........................................................................... 12:00 - 8:00
Wednesday.................................................................... 10:00 - 6:00
Thursday......................................................................... 12:00 - 6:00
Friday............................................................................... 12:00 - 5:00
Saturday.......................................................................... 10:00 - 1:00

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Education

Albany Area Schools,
ISD #745

Huskies

30 Forest Ave, PO Box 40,
Albany, MN 56307
845-2171 • Fax: 845-4017
www.albany.k12.mn.us

Albany Area Schools serve the communities of Albany,
Avon, Farming, St. Anthony and St. Martin. The District is
comprised of an Early Childhood Center, two Elementary
Schools and one Junior/Senior High School. Approximately
290 teachers and support staff serve more than 1,700
students. The District is dedicated to small class sizes, welldesigned and delivered curriculum, experienced staff, a
variety of lifelong learning opportunities and creating
long-lasting community partnerships.
Small Class Sizes: The average class size in the
elementary grades K-6 is 22. The average size in the high
school is 25.
Rigorous Curriculum: Albany Area School has an ongoing curriculum review process leading to a well-designed
and delivered curriculum. Forty-one (41) college credits
are available through our high school course offerings.
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academic needs of junior and senior high students.
Student Opportunities: A variety of opportunities are
available through clubs and organization at our elementary
and secondary schools. Currently, over 80 percent of our
high school students participate in fine arts, academic and/
or athletic extra-curricular activities.
Experienced Staff: Our professionals provide an
environment of trust, respect and security and teach to a
global perspective, which is essential for academic growth.
The District also believes that teamwork is essential for
success.

Education
Lifelong Learning Opportunities: Albany Area
Community Education offers a variety of adult and youth
recreation and enrichment opportunities. Kids Company,
a school-age child care program, serves over 260 students
in PreK-6. Early Childhood (ECFE & Preschool) programs
provide support, information and resources to help
parents in their efforts to raise healthier, happier children
and prepare children for school. Albany Area Community
Education also offers free one-on-one help with English
Language Assistance (ESL), citizenship, reading, math,
computer, GED, college preparation and job skills training
through the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program.
Partnerships: Last year, the District awarded over
$82,000 in scholarships to the graduating class of 2015
on behalf of local civic organizations, businesses and
individuals. The District also collaborates with the College
of St. Benedict, Saint John’s University and St. Cloud State
University in the areas of student teaching, internships,
recreation and activities involving cultural awareness
and diversity. The District is fortunate to have strong
community support and cooperation with our local
businesses, churches, PTA, Women of Today, Lions Club,
Jaycees, Chambers of Commerce and the Albany Area
Booster Club.

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Education

Holy Family Catholic School

160 2nd Street S, P.O. Box 674, Albany, MN 56307
845-2011
Email: hfamilys@albanytel.com
www.stclouddiocese.org/cem/schools/hfs/
Holy Family School offers a Pre-K through sixth grade
educational program within a Christ-centered atmosphere.
It is sponsored by Seven Dolors Parish in Albany and is
also supported by other area parishes which have children
attending Holy Family. Christians of all denominations are
invited to attend Holy Family.
Our staff is dedicated to providing a strong academic
program while helping students to grow socially,
emotionally and spiritually. The moral and spiritual values
taught at Holy Family help us deepen our faith and love
of God. Courtesy and compassion toward one another are
emphasized as students strive to live in a diverse and global
society. For more information, contact Holy Family School at
845-2011.

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Medical

CentraCare Clinic–Albany
320 Third Ave., Albany, MN 56307
320-845-2157 • centracare.com

While CentraCare is not new to Central Minnesota, it
is new to Albany. CentraCare Clinic – Albany opened Jan.
4, 2016, after hiring the providers and clinic staff from the
previous clinic associated with CHI St. Gabriel’s Health in
Little Falls. CentraCare currently leases the clinic space from
CHI after CHI closed the attached hospital Dec. 31, 2015.
CentraCare Health has plans to build a new clinic in Albany
by 2017.
The skilled and experienced healthcare team of
CentraCare Clinic – Albany continues to offer primary
care, urgent care, lab, imaging, physical therapy, diabetes
education, Coumadin clinic (INR), mobile mammography and
ultrasound. In addition, visiting specialists offer cardiology,
obstetrics & gynecology, orthopedics and podiatry.
The physicians are board certified in Family Medicine
and offer primary care for all ages. They are Libby Brever, MD;
Nathan Brever, MD; and Daron Gersch, MD. They are joined
by Physician Assistants Jennifer Gannon, PA-C; and Charlene
Gerner, PA-C, who are certified in family medicine as well.
The clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The Family Medicine providers also see patients
with urgent care needs on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Certified Nurse Practitioner Beth Frazier, APRN, CNP,
provides urgent care for all ages Monday through Thursday
from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some
symptoms appropriate for urgent care include: upper
respiratory infection, urinary tract infections, minor burns,
vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, acute sprains and strains.
An on-site Coumadin Clinic helps patients monitor and
manage the medication they take to prevent blood clots.
Provider-approved guidelines allow a registered nurse to
check patients’ blood and adjust their dose of warfarin
(Coumadin).
A certified diabetes educator works with patients as
needed to create a personalized wellness plan that educates,
motivates and empowers the patient with diabetes. It is
designed to help patients find the tools they need to make
positive changes in their behavior and lifestyles.
Physical Therapy is offered Monday through Friday
in conjunction with therapists from St. Cloud Hospital’s
Rehabilitation Services.
Mobile mammography is on site two days per month
and ultrasound is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Community Involvement
Nathan Brever, MD, regularly volunteers his time to
assist with the Albany High School football and wrestling
programs. In addition, Daron Gersch, MD, will assist when
an athletic trainer is needed for a local sporting event and
is very active in the community in his role as the Mayor of
Albany.
For more information about CentraCare Clinic - Albany,
visit www.centracare.com or call 320-845-2157.

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Medical

Mother of Mercy Senior Living

230 Church Ave, P.O. Box 676, Albany, MN 56307 • 845-2195
(Located just off I-94 next to golf course and Seven Dolors Catholic Church)
• Nursing Home • Income Based Housing • Apartments • Memory Care • Assisted Living
Mother of Mercy Nursing Home is a 76-bed Medicare and
Medicaid certified nursing home facility built on three levels
with large private and semi-private rooms where residents of
each floor enjoy courtyard settings. Residents can participate
in activities and dining while overlooking the scenic public golf
course and Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. Rehabilitative
services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy
as well as round-the-clock licensed nursing staff are provided
to residents in need of short-stay care, long-term care and
memory care.
Mother of Mercy Apartments is a 32-unit independent
living apartment complex. Designed to offer safe, convenient
living, it also offers three different room styles to choose from.
Assisted Living services are also available for an additional fee.

Memory Lane Memory Care Unit is also available within our
Assisted Living facility, which offers staff who are specially
trained and educated in understanding cognitive loss and
are available twenty-four hours a day to provide continuous
assistance with activities of daily living.
Pondview Estates is a subsidized income-based housing
option for those sixty-two and older. Assisted Living services
are also available for an additional fee.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about our facility or for a tour of the
campus, please call (320) 845-2195.

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Business Directory
AGRICULTURE
Ag Resource Consulting Inc.
320-845-6321
131 Fifth Street
Albany, MN 56307
Albany Roller Mills, Inc.
320-845-2303
730 Church Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
Centra Sota Cooperative Feed & Grain Division
320-845-4086
1121 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307
centrasota.com
Central Livestock
Association
320-845-2000
34412 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307
Custom Waste Irrigation
320-845-4644
Box 24
Albany, MN 56307
ART
PotSpot, LLC
320-356-2233
107 Avon Avenue N
Avon, MN 56310
potspotavon.blogspot.com

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AUCTIONEER
Mitchell Przybilla
Auction Company
320-845-4612 • 320-250-2108
18909 County Road 54
Albany, MN 56307

AUTOMOTIVE/GAS
STATIONS
Albany Chrysler Center
320-845-2801
34650 225th Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
albanychrysler.com
Albany Oil Company
320-845-4111
110 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
Albany Tesoro
320-845-6577
140 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

BAKERY
Albany Home Bakery
320-845-2963
531 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

Business Directory
CHURCHES
Church of Seven Dolors
320-845-2705
150 2nd Street South
Albany, MN 56307
sevendolors-stanthony.org
Our Savior’s Lutheran
Church
320-845-2405
840 Lake Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
OurSaviorsLutheranAlbany.org
St. Anthony Catholic Church
320-845-2416
24326 Trobec Street
Albany, MN 56307
stanthony@albanytel.com
CITY INFORMATION
Albany Area Chamber
of Commerce
320-845-7777
400 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
albanymnchamber.com
Albany City Hall
320-845-4244
400 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
Albany Fire Department
320-845-4040 (911)
231 4th Street
Albany, MN 56307
Albany Police Department
320-845-2200 (911)
400 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

COMMUNITY/ORGANIZATIONS
Albany Senior Community
Center
320-845-2536
320-845-7242 (Rentals)
741 Lake Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

Catholic Charities Senior
Dining
320-845-4070
Box 623
Albany, MN 56307
www.ccstcloud.org/seniordining
albanyseniordining@hotmail.com
CONTRACTORS/
CONSTRUCTION/
ELECTRICAL/EXCAVATION/
LANDSCAPE
Austin Incorporated
320-845-6464 • 320-250-3277
36058 State Hwy 238
Albany, MN 56307

Blattner Energy
320-356-7351
392 County Road 50
Avon, MN 56310
BlattnerEnergy.com
Craig Bardson Excavating
320-845-4952 • 320-980-1164
31902 Sand Lake Road
Albany, MN 56307
Hennen Lumber
888-294-8686 • 320-836-2135
204 Main Street East
Freeport, MN 56331
hennenlumber.com
John Overman Construction
320-248-5060
Box 522
Albany, MN 56307
JT Electric Inc.
320-845-4789
111 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307

Kotzer Excavating, Inc.
320-845-4578 • 320-980-0015
21745 340th Street
Albany, MN 56307
ckotzer@albanytel.com

Lumber One - Avon, Inc.
320-356-7342
101 2nd Street NW
Avon, MN 56310
lumber-one.com
S&K Fine Woodworking
and Stained Glass
320-746-2201
41354 County Road 9, #2
Holdingford, MN 56340
skfinewoodworking.com
Studer’s Custom Cabinetry
320-746-8121
16464 400th Street
Avon, MN 56310
kjmstuder@msn.com
The Woodshop of Avon
320-845-7141
1452 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
thewoodshopofavon.com
Wedel Electric, LLC
320-845-2980
240 E 2nd Street
Albany, MN 56307

EDUCATION
Albany Area Schools ISD #745
320-845-2171
10 Forest Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
albany.k12.mn.us
Holy Family School
320-845-2011
160 2nd Street
Albany, MN 56307
holyfamilyalbany.com
Saint John’s Prep
320-363-3315
2280 Water Tower Rd.
Collegeville, MN 56321

ELECTRONICS
AMPS, Inc.
320-845-4690
105 Co. Rd. 10
Albany, MN 56307
ampsrs.com
FINANCIAL/ACCOUNTING
Black Financial Services
320-356-9031
blackfinancialservices.com
Central Minnesota
Credit Union
888-320-8482
641 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
myCMCU.org
Schlenner Wenner & Co. CPA
320-845-2940
115 6th Street
Albany, MN 56307
swcocpas.com
Stearns Bank, N.A.
320-845-2151
140 5th Street
Albany, MN 56307
stearnsbank.com
Total Agri-Business Services
320-845-4795
301 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307

FOOD/DINING/GROCERY/
ENTERTAINMENT
Albany Pizzaria
320-845-4632
121 4th Street
Albany,
MN 56307

Paul’s Par-A-Dice
320-845-2787
451 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
paulspar-a-dice.com

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Business Directory
Pelican Lake Ballroom
320-845-2831
18419 County Road 154
Avon, MN 56310
Teals Market
320-845-4120
122 8th Street
Albany, MN 56307
tealsmarket.com
The Hillcrest Family
Restaurant
& Stubby’s Tavern
320-845-2168
1004 Shamrock Lane
Albany, MN 56307
The Landing
320-845-4666
18527 County Road 154
Avon, MN 56310

Time Out Bar & Grill
320-573-3663
111 South Main Street
Upsala, MN 56384
FUNERAL PLANNING
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home
320-845-2035
300 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
millercarlin.com

GARBAGE AND RUBBISH
COLLECTION
Albany Recycling Center
320-845-2747
34737 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307

Bueckers City Sanitation
877-352-2876
bcstrash.com

GARDEN/LANDSCAPING/
NURSERY
Huls Nursery, LLC
320-363-8110
12261 County Rd. 4
Avon, MN 56310
hulsnursery.com
HEALTHCARE/DENTAL/EYE/
PHARMACY/THERAPY
Albany Area Home Health &
Hospice
320-845-2440
131 8th St. South, Ste. #1
Albany, MN 56307
CentraCare Clinic–Albany
320-845-2157
320 Third Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
centracare.com
Albany Family Dentistry
320-845-2032
Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
Albany/Melrose Eye Clinic
320-845-4747
471 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
K&S Pharmacy, LTD
320-356-1000
107 Avon Avenue, Suite 1
Avon, MN 56310
Mother of Mercy
Senior Living
Pondview Estates
320-845-2195 • 320-845-2969
230 Church Avenue &
334 Golf View Drive
Albany, MN 56307
motherofmercymn.com

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Russell Eyecare & Associates
320-433-4326
15 East Minnesota Street,
Suite 107
St. Joseph, MN 56374
russelleyecaremn.com
HEALTH/FITNESS
Snap Fitness of Albany
320-845-7888
131 8th Street South
Albany, MN 56307
INSULATION/
HOME IMPROVEMENT/
MONUMENTS
Tani Division/
Interstate Monuments
320-845-4733
34658 225th Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

State Farm Insurance
320-256-4617
209 East Main Street
Melrose, MN 56352
www.dinapierskalla.com
JANITORIAL
MN Services
320-250-9047
952-988-8575
36497 230th Ave.,
Albany, MN 56307
mnservices.net
LAUNDRY
City Laundry
341 7th Street South
(right next to Dairy Queen)
Albany, MN 56307

LIQUOR
Teals Liquor
320-845-4345
INSURANCE
Advantage 1 Insurance Agency 1000 Shamrock Lane
Albany, MN 56307
320-845-4020
tealsmarket.com
140 5th Street
Albany, MN 56307
advantageoneins.com
LOCKSMITH
Ernst’s Locksmith
Albany Mutual Insurance
320-356-2105
Company
503 Avon Avenue North
320-845-2375
Avon, MN 56310
141 Fifth Street
Albany, MN 56307
NEWSPAPER
albanymutual.com
The Enterprise
320-845-2700
Apollo Insurance Agency
561 Railroad Avenue
320-845-7070
Albany, MN 56307
601 Railroad Avenue
albanyenterprise.com
Albany, MN 56307
apolloinsurance.com
ORGANIZATIONS
Kutter Insurance Agency
Lake Wobegon Trail
320-285-2299 • 800-955-6051
Association
107 Main Street
lakewobegontrail.com
Grey Eagle, MN 56336
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Business Directory
PHOTOGRAPHY
Ludwig Photography
320-845-4100
431 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
ludwigphotographicart.com

RETAIL
Albany Country Floral
& Gifts
320-845-4776
402 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307

PROPANE
AmeriGas
320-356-7377
420 County Rd. 50
Avon, MN 56310

Albany Fleet Supply
320-845-4321
1241 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307

REAL ESTATE
LakePlace Paul Eisenschenk
320-293-9585
14724 325th St.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
paul@lakeplace.com
RECREATION
Albany Bowling Center
and G’Suffa Haus
320-845-4732
1450 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
albanybowlingcenter.com
Albany Golf Club
320-845-2505
500 Church Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
albanygc.com
Channel Marine &
Sports, Inc.
320-597-5975
Hwy. 23
Richmond, MN
channelmarineandsports.com
RENTAL
General Rental
of Albany
320-845-7368
750 County Road 41
Albany, MN 56307

Barker’s More 4 Less
320-845-4766
151 7th Street
Albany, MN 56307
Blonda B’s Gift Boutique
320-828-1643
511 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
M&B Jigs
320-309-9222
PO Box 635
Albany, MN 56307
www.mbjigs.com
Redline Apparel LLC
320-845-7445
33695 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307
Rocky Ridge Outlet
320-845-7199
209 County Road 156
Albany, MN 56307
rockyridgeoutlet.com

Everything Signs
320-746-0746
500 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
everythingsigns.com
Sign Design
320-352-6577
522 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
SPECIALIZED STORAGE
A & D Storage LLC
320-845-2466
34901 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307
TANNING
Sunlife Tanning & Massage
320-845-2799
Massage: 320-293-0044
120 4th St., Albany, MN 56307
TECHNOLOGY
Community Technology
Center
320-845-8888
360 Railroad Ave., Ste. #2
Albany, MN 56307
mnctc.com

TRANSPORTATION
Brenny Transportation, Inc.
& Specialized, Inc.
320-363-6999
8505 Ridgewood Rd.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
brennytransportation.com
Country Limousine Inc.
320-845-LIMO (5466) •
320-241-0897
countrylimoinc.com
Kozy Transport Services
320-548-3319 • 320-248-1169
28076 County Road 41
Albany, MN 56307
TRAVEL
Pack ‘N Go Travel
320-845-7123
34162 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307

UTILITIES/
COMMUNICATIONS
Albany Mutual Telephone
320-845-2101
131 6th Street
Albany, MN 56307
albanytel.com

Simpli Flowers
320-845-2355
138 8th Street North
Albany, MN 56307
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SIGNS/ADVERTISING
The Enterprise
320-845-2700
561 Railroad Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
albanyenterprise.com

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Business Directory
VETERINARY
Lake Country Veterinary Service
320-845-6930
551 Railroad Ave.
Albany, MN 56307
lakecountryvetservice.com
WATER CARE/PLUMBING
Finken Water Treatment,
Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
320-256-3890
116 Main Street East
Melrose, MN 56352
finkens.com

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WATER/WASTEWATER
CONTROL
Preferred Controls Inc.
320-845-6772
460 Huskie Drive
Albany, MN 56307
preferredcontrols.com

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