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push to get more people active. the city of albert lea has made strides in improving their walking and biking trails and now they want more people to use them. kimt news 3's brian tabick is taking a look at improvements made since becoming a blue zone community. on the scene infrastructure-llpkg-1 lowerthird2line:encouraging people to bike and walk albert lea, mn natural sound dan lestrud has been bike riding since he was a teenager natural sound and now owns the broadway bike company in downtown albert lea to share his love with everyone else. infrastructure-llpkg-3 on the right bike way it fits right i just kind of becomes part of you so it makes a lot of fun when you can ride a bike it feels that way infrastructure-llpkg-8 buts since the town of albert lea joined the blue zones project in 2009, he's seeing a lot more of this natural sound around town. it has increased quite a bit and i had a customer in today that just commenting on that that they've seen a lot more bikers in town those with the city say they have added more than a million dollars in upgrades to their infastructure since 2009 including bike paths and places for people to walk around town. natural sound now they hope more people will opt to use these trails as opposed to hopping in the car. it's a much greener option. in fact, albert lea paid to have a study done which finds the town is being impacted by global warming. and if less cars are being used...that could open up more options for the city to grow. infrastructure-llpkg-4 is there enough parking and you know how are you space in our city is essential the questions that were asking infrastructure-llpkg-9 while the city works to keep pushing for a healthier life style, lestrud is enjoying the changes made in the last decade. we have the bike trail going from town to the state park fountain lake is also very good place to ride bike they've also added some bike lanes are some of the roads which makes it you have your own spot infrastructure-llpkg-7 this weekend is also the first ever rock n roll the lakes bicycle cruise in albert lea with already more the 100 preregistered riders in albert lea brian tabick k-i-m-t news three. there is a new webpage highlighting what the city of albert lea has done since becoming a blue zone-- we will have a link on our website k- i-m-t dot com. infrastructure-tag-2 you can find this story under local news. build bear-vo-4 build bear-vo-5 today was pretty crazy at malls across the country - including the apache mall in rochester - and it was all caused by stuffed animals. today - build a bear workshop offered a pay your age promotion and in rochester alone - hundreds of people waited in line to get in on the sale. build bear-vo-1 lowerthird2line:build-a-bear draws hundreds to mall rochester, mn inside was so crowded that the mall posted on facebook saying quote "due to the overwhelming response - build a bear workshop has closhe lines for the pay your age promotion." monique bush is the store manager - and says the overwhelming crowd was a complete surprise.xxx build bear-sot-1 build bear-sot-2 they told us it'll be big, but i didn't think it'll be this big but i'm awesome. i'm glad the turn out the way it is. bush says because of the success today they are considering making this an annual tradition. however - the chain did have to cancel the promotion nationwide - due to the same issue happening in other stores. / sukup founder-vidbox-1