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ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- It's a historic cornerstone for downtown Albert Lea.
Now, folks are being asked to give their ideas on the future of Freeborn Bank and Jacobson Apartment buildings.
The city has been working over the past years to fill them and since the plans fell through, city leaders want to hear from you.
They will be holding a meeting to generate ideas and gather input.
"Give us there thoughts on what they would like to see in that building, those buildings," City Manager Chad Adams said. "But, also the downtown as well too. You recognize that this is a signature building in the downtown and be a key component to the success of the downtown in the future."
So far, the city has hosted eight forums around the community.
The next public forum will be held Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the first floor of the Freeborn Bank building.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.
A local housing trust fund is receiving some grant money that will go into a new project to provide housing for people with disabilities.
The unemployment rate for the country dropped again and experts say it's reflecting locally as well.
The Kensett man faced vehicular homicide charges.
We're expecting frigid conditions throughout the rest of the week but one group in Floyd County is helping to bring energy efficient heating to families in need.
People were strapping on their fun Christmas gear and getting ready to run or walk to celebrate the 18th annual Festival of Trees.