Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2015, are: City Manager, $118,037.40; Director of Public Safety $103,405.02; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $100,342.42; Date of publication: Jan. 1, 2015.