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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 5, 2016
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
Be a student coach through Freshman Academy Network
Alexandria Area High School is currently seeking Freshman Academy Network (FAN) coaches for the upcoming school year. The mission of the FAN coach program is to partner community leaders with ninth-grade students in order to reinforce skill development with a commitment to education,...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets with student schedules and/or teacher assignments can now be picked up at your son's/daughter's school on the following dates and times: • Lincoln Elementary, 1120 Lark St., Alexandria: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 8-11, 6:30 a.m....
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Hone your photography, travel writing skills in Community Education classes
Freelance writer and photographer Jim umhoefer will teach two upcoming community education classes. Umhoefer has had thousands of his photos published. He has operated a freelance writing and photography business since 1975, when he sold his first story and accompanying photos to...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am