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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017
From a mess to success
Boys Basketball: Huge Streaks win puts them in position to split conference title
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska can't keep up with ACGC, falls 68-55
Boys Basketball: Osakis falls to Holdingford by 10
Girls Basketball: Five Panthers enter double digits in win
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 22, 2017
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
The public is invited to attend a free Community Awareness and Education Presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 743B, Office and Technology Building. The topic is "What You Always Wanted to Know About Islam and Muslims."...
February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
The Kensington Area Heritage Society will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kensington Community Center. A formal program will begin around 1:30 p.m. For the last several years, this event has been called History with Eleanor Day in honor of Kensington's...
February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Do you enjoy reading non-fiction and discussing current events and topics? Would you like to broaden your horizons but don't have the time or interest to read an entire book? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, the Douglas County Library Magazine Article Discussion...
February 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Grieving the death of a family member or friend can be painful. The process of learning how to live without that person includes exploring questions and feelings that may be new to a person experiencing the death of their loved one. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria will sponsor...
February 17, 2017 - 10:23am
Free computer, writing prep class offered at ATCC
Through District 206 Community Education, the Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education Consortium is partnering with Alexandria Technical and Community College to offer a free Computer and Writing Skills class at ATCC this spring. Since this course is limited to the first 20 qualified...
February 17, 2017 - 10:10am
February 8, 2017
Search for Miss Pre-Teen Douglas County announced
Young girls between the ages of 9 to 12 years are now invited to send in applications for the 2017 Miss Pre-Teen Douglas County Pageant. Miss Pre-Teen Douglas County will represent her county at the Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held on April 29 in St. Paul. The young...
February 8, 2017 - 11:00am
February 3, 2017
Alexandria native publishes biography of "Krazy Kat" creator
Alexandria native and author Michael Tisserand recently released his newest book, "Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White," the first...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 1, 2017
Birth of baby Hazel Schultz marks five generations
Nov. 12, 2016, brought joy and a new distinction to a local family. With the birth of Hazel Schultz to Chelsie Roering, who resides in Nelson,...
February 1, 2017 - 11:00am
Beer and wine tasting raises money for United Way
The public is invited to attend the eighth annual beer and wine tasting on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The event is a fundraiser for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Admission allows guests to taste test a variety...
February 1, 2017 - 10:00am
January 25, 2017
Hasch's Hope Benefit is set for Jan. 28
A benefit and silent auction for Jill Hasch as she battles pancreatic cancer will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nelson Gables Governor's Room in Alexandria. All money raised will go toward assisting Hasch and her family with medical expenses. This benefit...
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
EAC to open season with photo exhibit
The Evansville Arts Coalition will reopen the Evansville Art Center in downtown Evansville for the 2017 season with its annual photography exhibit...
January 25, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
It's time for fathers to escort their daughters to an evening of dancing and entertainment. The Big Ole — Little Lena Ball will be held...
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Benefit dinner to raise funds for Scott Bakke family
A dinner to benefit Scott Bakke will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at 55 Lake St. S., Forest Lake. It will raise funds for Bakke and his family to defer costs while he battles aggressive colorectal cancer. Bakke was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 43. Since that...
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
January 19, 2017
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
January 2017 Friday, Jan. 13 Lakes Area Radio Theatre live radio show, 2214 Geneva Rd NE, Alexandria; (320) 808-3841, www.lakesareatheatre.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Therapeutic Drama, 819 Irving St., Alexandria; (320) 304-0853, azkcccc.weebly.com. Saturday, Jan. 14 7:10 p.m. Granite...
January 19, 2017 - 2:56pm
January 13, 2017
Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for children
Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 3 and 4. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association has more than 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. To locate a...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am