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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Spaghetti squash offers healthy alternative to pasta
I am sure a lot of you have heard of a different kind of garden squash that has been making waves in the healthy cooking world: spaghetti squash. Its name alone makes it sound quite appealing and, really, it’s just about as versatile as its pasta counterpart. Spaghetti squash...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 23, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Tomatoes two ways: fried and homemade sauce
There is nothing I love more from a garden than fresh tomatoes. Sure, you can find a fairly good tomato at the grocery store, but the extra sweetness from the sun makes every bite of a garden tomato so flavorful. This year, I do not have a garden of my own, but a co-worker of mine...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Going Greek: Shake up your dips with yogurt
Greek yogurt has been all the rage for the last couple years, but there is good reason for it. It’s so versatile. Whether or not you like to eat it the same way that you would eat your usual breakfast yogurt, there is another way to use it that is very popular in our house:...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 26, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Root beam floats, white wine sangria are refreshing beverages
The heat of summer has certainly found its way up north. One way we like to beat the heat is to stay cool with chilled beverages. Whether you...
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
August 5, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Fresh flavors are the highlight of street tacos
Street tacos are one of my favorite foods. With street tacos, the flavor comes from the boldly flavored meats and the fresh-made salsas or slaws....
August 5, 2015 - 12:00am
July 22, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Watermelon pumps up flavor
In the heat of summer, watermelon can not only be a tasty treat, but also a great way to stay hydrated. In fact, watermelon itself is more than...
July 22, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: As summer heats up, soup temps can drop down
As the temperatures rise outside during the summer months, there are several dishes that don’t get much table time. Most people place soup...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Batter and bacon: breakfast staples were perfect for Father’s Day
When it comes to certain holidays, we generally have an idea of the types of meals we serve for each one. The other day, we were discussing in...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
June 10, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Marinated meats make for great grilling
One thing I love about this time of year is that when I get home from work at night, I am able to smell all of the delicious grills fired up...
June 10, 2015 - 12:00am