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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22
Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Girls basketball: Chargers jump on Tigers early
Girls basketball: Cards run past Rocori
Boys Hockey: Christenson scores hat trick in Alex shutout
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
April 7, 2013
Program helps gardeners donate food to community
Are you a backyard gardener who wants to donate your extra produce to help feed the community? If so, a new publication has been created to walk you through the how-to's of doing so. Produced by the Garden Gleaning Taskforce of Hennepin County and funded, in part, by the Center for...
April 7, 2013 - 10:29am
April 4, 2013
Belgrade Meats issues voluntary recall of some products
Editor's note: The following statement was released by Belgrade Meats and Pastures a Plenty concerning a voluntary recall of some of their products.
April 4, 2013 - 7:29am
March 22, 2013
March Campaign doubles food shelf donations this month
The local food shelf in Alexandria began humbly in the attic of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 30 years ago. As years passed, need grew so great...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 15, 2013
Farm Bureau sparks awareness about food
Minnesota Farm Bureau celebrated February as Food Awareness Month. The effort sparked awareness of all things food, from the farmers who grow...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 17, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month
Minnesota Farm Bureau is celebrating February as Food Awareness Month. Food Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to all things food - from the farmers who grow and raise our food, to food safety and availability. "Farm Bureau's Food Awareness Month is aimed at helping...
February 17, 2013 - 3:52pm
January 30, 2013
As need increases, funding for SNAP decreases
As the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition was celebrating its first year of working to increase participation in the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government was in the midst of plans to decrease funds that support the educational component...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
January 12, 2013
Applications available for 2013 Summer Food Service Program
During the school year, many Minnesota families depend on free or reduced-price meals their children get at school to provide nourishment. When school is out, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) bridges the "nutrition gap." The Minnesota...
January 12, 2013 - 10:20am
January 9, 2013
Application available for summer food service
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 or younger during the summer when school is out. There are many underserved areas in need of a sponsor to...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am