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Man accused of fleeing police, knocking over fence, DWI
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
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
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
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
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
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On The Street
November 25, 2013
Bake and take cookies at December 3 class
In “Bake and Take Cookies and Candies,” the public is invited to bake and take home six dozen holiday treats. The class is Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Discovery Middle School, Alexandria. All dough is pre-made by professional baker Lorie Meagher at her...
November 25, 2013 - 11:31am
October 16, 2013
Give these helpful, healing foods a try
By Mary Krueger, Douglas County senior coordinator Bananas: Next time you feel stressed, reach for a banana. It will fill you up, provide a mild blood sugar boost and has 30 percent of the day’s Vitamin B6, which helps the brain produce Serotonin, getting you through a crisis...
October 16, 2013 - 8:24am
September 25, 2013
Kids: Safe or sick? Myth vs. Fact
Four common kids’ food safety myths quashed
September 25, 2013 - 9:04am
September 19, 2013
Senior Menus, week of September 23-27
ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Beef stroganoff, carrots, vanilla pudding Tuesday – Hamburger, potato salad, waxed beans, fruit Wednesday – Baked ham, au gratins, mixed vegetables, applesauce Thursday – Barbecued chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, peas,...
September 19, 2013 - 10:25am
September 18, 2013
Taste of Home Cooking School returns to Alexandria
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up fall's comforting favorites, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share...
September 18, 2013 - 6:39am
August 5, 2013
Tickets available now for Taste of Home Cooking School
Tickets are on sale now for the always-popular Taste of Home Cooking School set for Tuesday, September 24 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in...
August 5, 2013 - 11:16am
July 31, 2013
Holmes City Farmers' Market puts the 'unity' in community
In a fabled time, when food was scarce one man fed a village. As the story goes, curious townsfolk approached the man and asked what he was...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
United Way highlight: giving kids 4,460 bags of food
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has reached the end of its fiscal year and the 2012-13 United Way Campaign. With generous support, it raised $733,640 to help neighbors and friends in Douglas and Pope counties. Here are some of the things that were made possible: --United...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 25, 2013
After power outage, is your food safe?
Following the recent power outages, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are reminding consumers and food businesses to discard any refrigerated and frozen foods that may have lost refrigeration for more than four hours. Consumers...
June 25, 2013 - 7:19am
June 17, 2013
Children in Greater Minnesota at risk for hunger during summer vacation
One in five families with children in Minnesota faces hunger or food insecurity. This means that children do not always receive three meals a day or sometimes skip meals. Much of this happens on the weekends and during summer vacation when there is no access to free or reduced school...
June 17, 2013 - 10:18am
May 29, 2013
A spark bursts into a steady flame
In the winter of 2011, the Hanson residence looked just as it had for the past decade, but inside was a different story. Unpaid gas and electricity...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
Summer Food Service Program offered locally
Alexandria School District 206 is participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and free lunch to all children ages 1 through 18. During the school year, many school age children participate in nutritious school meals. Lack of available...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Simplified senior food application launched
To increase seniors' access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services launched a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 or older. At the end of 2012, only 50.5 percent of seniors eligible for...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Mobile Food Drop planned
New Life Christian Church will host a Mobile Food Drop on Thursday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until food is gone, at the church, 1910 Highway 27 East, Alexandria. Everyone who is a resident of Douglas County qualifies. Attendees are asked to bring their own boxes and baskets...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 11, 2013
Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food
To increase seniors' access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older. At the end of 2012, only 50.5 percent of...
April 11, 2013 - 10:30am