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Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry
Council to consider apartment, townhome plan
Update: Several schools are two hours late
County upgrading to electronic voting system
Reaching for college: Grant to help with success beyond high school
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Gould named CLC performer of the week
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Lilian "Lill" Brezina
Dirk Morgan Hezlep
Curtis H. Weber
Dorothy M. Arne
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
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September 25, 2017
Fairfield Inn to open in January
The all-new Fairfield Inn and Suites, the only Marriott brand hotel between St. Cloud and Fargo, is starting to take shape. The $5.45 million...
September 25, 2017 - 7:51am
Data trackers zero in on Alexandria area
Think of it as a big Alexandria selfie - with graphs instead of photos. Two key nonprofits that use information to form big pictures about Minnesota communities will zero in on Alexandria from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Alexandria Technical & Community College, Room 211. The...
September 25, 2017 - 6:45am
September 22, 2017
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
Alexandria-based Tastefully Simple laid off 14 workers Aug. 28, it confirmed Wednesday. It also is seeking investors and plans to lease space...
September 22, 2017 - 9:20am
September 18, 2017
On The Street
• Several local employers were among businesses named Minnesota's Best Places to Work by Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal which ran...
September 18, 2017 - 6:16am
September 15, 2017
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Do rural and low-income Americans need broadband Internet service running to homes and businesses? Or is mobile Internet good enough? Americans now have extra time to weigh in on that issue. The Federal Communications Commission, which is considering that question, has extended its...
September 15, 2017 - 5:57am
September 14, 2017
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
With the closing of the St. Cloud Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the Alexandria ReStore reports confusion about its own status. In a news release, the store said it not only remains open, but is planning an expansion. It will continue to stay open Thursday-Saturday from 9-5, and...
September 14, 2017 - 4:54pm
Dairy council seeks candidates
The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for board positions in District 7, comprising Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope and Grant counties, and 10 other districts. Elected board members represent dairy farmers in their districts and decide how to spend...
September 14, 2017 - 10:39am
September 1, 2017
‘My world turned upside down’: Fire guts popular BBQ restaurant near Minnesota's Otter Tail Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters...
September 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
August 21, 2017
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
You've heard of Century Farms? Now there are Century Resorts. The Minnesota Resort and Campground Association has launched a new Century Resort designation to recognize resorts that have been in continuous operation for at least 100 years. Six resorts have enrolled, including Peters...
August 21, 2017 - 6:45am
August 17, 2017
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, though the state's unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7 percent. The latest...
August 17, 2017 - 8:47pm
August 14, 2017
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
A neighbor of Alexandria is about to remodel. Glenwood received an $873,746 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
August 14, 2017 - 7:03am
August 9, 2017
There's still time to plant veggies
If your garden is running low on some of your favorites, don't fret! There is still plenty of time to plant vegetables for a fall harvest. In Alexandria, our average first frost date falls roughly around October 1, which leaves us a good 45 days to get things growing. Add to this...
August 9, 2017 - 5:22am
August 4, 2017
Early indications are farmers like Trump ag actions
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Many, if not most, farmers say they like what they have seen so far in how President Donald Trump deals with agriculture....
August 4, 2017 - 2:06pm
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
The Runestone Museum made a change in leadership as former executive director Jim Bergquist took a job at Alexandria Technical and Community...
August 4, 2017 - 6:49am
August 2, 2017
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Severe drought in the Dakotas and Montana has led federal officials to allow emergency hay cutting and grazing on some Conservation Reserve Program acres within 150 miles of the affected area, including land in Douglas County.
August 2, 2017 - 5:31pm