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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    and later was with Freeborn County Shopper in Albert Lea, Minn.
    Kehr also serves at the Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement grogram coordinator (www.
    July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation , today received unanimous approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to construct the Bent Tree Wind Farm in Freeborn County, Minnesota.
    WPL has also filed Site Permit and Certificate of Need applications with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) and a route permit application with Freeborn County.
    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.
    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.
    Kehr also serves at the coordinator of the Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement Program (www.
    The family will be able to use their E85 fuel card at the local Freeborn County Coop Oil Company.
    June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation , has filed both a Site Permit application and Certificate of Need (CON) application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for the Bent Tree Wind Farm, a proposed wind farm in Freeborn County, Minnesota.
    In the news release, 52nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Crowned, issued yesterday by Midwest Dairy Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, last sentence, should read "All of the contestants selected Carrie Hubbard, of Albert Lea, representing Freeborn County as Miss Congeniality," rather than "All of the contestants selected Katie Sexton, of Millville, representing Wabasha County as Miss Congeniality," as originally issued inadvertently.