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Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
Resorters playoffs: Osakis punches ticket to Region 16C Tourney with win over Millers
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
Resorters teams ready for playoffs
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Eva M. Wagner
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Amber Lynn Martinson
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 13, 2016
Shake up the summer with s'mores
By Jessica Karley Rerick I must confess I have a bit of an obsession with a particular summertime campfire treat. S'mores are my absolute favorite...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
During the summer, like most people, we do a lot of outdoor cooking. One of my favorite ways to cook summer meals is in foil packets. Not only...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Everyday gourmet: One-pan wonder - paella makes flavorful meal
I will admit, there are things in my kitchen cupboard I rarely use. Most often, it is something I insisted on having because I would “use it all the time.” One of these items is my paella pan. After traveling to Spain years ago, I decided paella, a classic Spanish rice dish, was...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
The art of cooking artichokes
By Jessica Karley Rerick Artichokes are a food many of us rave about eating, but most do not know how to prepare or shop for them. To be honest,...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Pasta primavera is a perfect dish for spring
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Pasta primavera is a dish that was wildly popular in the '80s and '90s, but now, it's hardly ever...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Chocolate stout cupcakes pair with Irish cream frosting
Even though I like to cheat my way through desserts by using pre-made mixes, there is one part of a cake that is definitely better when it is homemade: buttercream frosting. Making frosting sounds much more difficult than it is, but it can really be made in a few simple steps. 1....
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Food safety certification, renewal courses offered
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Pork loin, roasted baby potatoes are perfect pair
I saw a few variations of a pork roast recipe floating around on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try for myself. Looking at the ingredient list, I wasn’t quite sold that it would be my next new go-to dinner, but I figured it had two ingredients in it that almost guaranteed...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Update classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed turkey meatballs. Making meatballs, or...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Versatile recipes can be made in many forms
With roots tracing back to Alexandria through her father, Orville Hanson, Janie Ebinger of Garrett, Indiana, has spent her whole life doing what...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 6, 2016
Update the classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs....
March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
January 20, 2016
RECIPE COLUMN: A melting pot of pickled flavors
Jim Bjerknes of Alexandria has been making pickles since 1965, when he and his wife, Jo, made pickles on their honeymoon. Jo passed away two...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Bacon and egg recipes are sure to please
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Everyday Gourmet, Forum News Service Brunch is one of my favorite meals for gatherings. It's not only a great way...
January 6, 2016 - 10:23am