Freeborn County

Freeborn County, Minnesota

411 S Broadway
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 377-5116
Fax: (507) 377-5109
www.co.freeborn.mn.us

On the southern border of MN, southwest of Rochester; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Blue Earth and Rice counties. Name Origin: For William Freeborn (1816-1900), MN territorial legislator (1854-57)

Area (sq mi):: 722.63 (land 707.64; water 14.99) Population per square mile: 45.10
Population 2005: 31,946 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 32,584 (White 92.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 6.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,325; median household $36,964; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,968-$25,606
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Albert Lea County seat (17,819)

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    Kehr also serves at the Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement grogram coordinator (www.
    The book produced by the Freeborn County Crisis Response Team was pulled from the FEMA website last week.
    The coloring book "A Scary Thing Happened" was created as a tool for children to use with a responsible parent or adult to help cope with disasters, Rose Olmsted, coordinator of the Freeborn County Crisis Response Team told the Albert Lea tribune.
    Through various grants, we have been able to assess our crash data, which indicate that Freeborn County should target horizontal curves for safety strategies.
    Local Minnesota newspaper the Albert Lea Tribune reported last week that SoyMor, a cooperative of soybean farmers from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, delivered a 4,000-gallon shipment of biodiesel to the Freeborn County Cooperative earlier this month, the cooperative's first biodiesel delivery since its production facility opened in June.
    Register's father, Gordy, a third-generation Freeborn County Danish-American and a millwright at Wilson's for 31 years, is at the center of the narrative, tied even to the early history of meatpacking by his love of the cowboy shows his youngest daughter watched with him.
    Kehr also serves at the coordinator of the Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement Program (www.