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West I-94 lane near Evansville to close Monday
County Road 3 to close for roadwork
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Fire destroys truck in Alexandria
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
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
Youth show kindness to sheriff's office, police department
Learning to grow through grief: Anderson Funeral Home to host grief seminar
A pioneer in local farmers' market retires
CLCA 2016-17 season opens with Dallas Brass
EAC to display photos from International Space Station
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
Wedding - Lesnau and Johanneson
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
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
Glenice Lauretta Phelps
COMMENTARY: Dutch elm disease is still very prevalent
EDITORIAL: Be on lookout for pedestrians
LETTER: Unborn life matters
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
1966: Alexandria businessmen on educational tour of Cities
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
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
TWF Industries Inc. is named a Top Shop
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 14, 2016
Senior College announces winter session
Every day seems to present new and complicated challenges for decisions about our food, from genetically modified foods to organics, new food labels and disclosures about types of sugars. The Senior College winter session will feature a six-part course in January called "Food! Food!...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
October 12, 2016
Nelson named National Merit semifinalist
Zac Nelson, 17, of Alexandria was named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. He scored among the nation's top 1 percent...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
October 5, 2016
Alexandria seniors recognized in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program
Jack Wieberdink, a senior at Alexandria Area High School, was named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ben Bogart,...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
Discovery Middle School to hold conferences
Discovery Middle School will hold fall student-parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fall conferences will be held with the student's homebase advisor, but there will be "open time"...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
September 30, 2016
Homecoming festivities under way w/ video
Coronation kicked off Homecoming week for Alexandria Area High School on Tuesday morning. Will Odland and Josie Nelson were crowned king and...
September 30, 2016 - 2:17am
September 23, 2016
High school juniors sought for Capitol page program
High school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government are invited to apply for the chance to serve as a page at the Capitol in St. Paul during the 2017 legislative session. The application deadline is Dec. 2. High school pages attend meetings...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Wieberdink, Nelson named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Jack Wieberdink and Zachary Nelson, both of Alexandria. These academically talented high school seniors...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Junior Achievement invites team to trivia challenge
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. will host a team trivia challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the games beginning at 6 p.m. Early registration is $150 for a team of up to six. Registration after Sept. 26 is $175...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Research cemeteries in fifth grade essay contest
All fifth grade students in Douglas County have the opportunity to participate in an essay contest organized by the Douglas County Cemetery Association. The theme for this year's contest is "What Stories Can the Stones Tell?" Students are encouraged to research family cemeteries by...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Class to teach basics of Microsoft Office Suite
The Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) will offer a class for those interested in learning Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Classes will run Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will end on Nov. 16. To sign up for the class, call Carolyn...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Law Enforcement Scholarship Program begins
The Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016 is now accepting applications. The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) Board of Directors established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
Class reunions scheduled
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Discovery Middle School (DMS) in Alexandria will host an orientation for all incoming sixth graders on Wednesday, Aug. 31, using the following schedule: 3:30 to 4 p.m. Students with yellow schedules. 4 to 4:30 p.m. Students with pink schedules. 4:30 to 5 p.m. Students with purple...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Adult basic education classes offered
The Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) is offering a variety of preparation classes for those who need to develop basic educational skills or those whose first language is not English. All classes are free. ABE and general education diploma (GED) programs are designed to...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Local school supply lists now available online
Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com. Parents can print or look up the lists on their smartphones in store aisles, while TeacherLists also automatically shares the...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am