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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria falls short of a 2-0 playoff win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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March 9, 2018
Gun maker says bill goes too far: Legislator's plan would 'decimate machining'
Gun safety legislation introduced at the Minnesota Legislature would not only take away Second Amendment rights, it would drive gun shops out...
March 9, 2018 - 12:07pm
Students planning walkout over school shootings
Some students at Alexandria Area High School are planning to partake in a walkout Wednesday to make a statement about school shootings and advocate...
March 9, 2018 - 12:04pm
Reports: 1 dead, 14 injured after drunk driver hits van full of Twins fans after spring training game
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An Andover, Minn. woman is dead and 14 others were injured after a van full of Twins fans leaving a spring training game...
March 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, March 7 Suspicious activity, comp came home from being out of town and found two windows open, Alex....
March 9, 2018 - 9:25am
Most townships electing leaders Tuesday
Township elections are just around the corner, do you know who you will be voting for? Two of the 20 townships — Brandon and Miltona — hold elections in November on even years, while the rest will take place next Tuesday, March 13. Here's a look at which positions are...
March 9, 2018 - 7:44am
A third interchange for Alexandria?
A third interchange on Interstate 94 for Alexandria? The Alexandria City Council will consider seeking funding for that possibility at its meeting Monday night. The city may pass a resolution to apply for money through the state's "Corridors of Commerce" program. The Minnesota Legislature...
March 9, 2018 - 7:01am
March 8, 2018
Woman accused of trying to shoot Minnesota trooper outside Moorhead charged with attempted murder
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head near Moorhead faces felony charges of...
March 8, 2018 - 8:55pm
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
ST. PAUL—A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Why would we...
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
UMN wants another $10M to freeze in-state tuition
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota will ask the Legislature for an extra $10 million to finance a tuition freeze next year for Minnesota residents at all of its campuses. The two-year budget lawmakers adopted last year awarded the university $658.7 million in base funding...
March 8, 2018 - 6:15pm
An experiment extravaganza: Brandon-Evansville students display science experiments
Balloons, tornadoes and Skittles — this science fair had it all. On Wednesday, March 7, seventh- and eighth-graders at Brandon-Evansville...
March 8, 2018 - 3:58pm
Teenager arrested after making shooting threat to central Minn. school
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody...
March 8, 2018 - 3:20pm
County backs idea of another I-94 exit for Alexandria
There is still plenty of work that needs to be done and it may take several more years, but motorists will likely have another way to access Alexandria from Interstate 94. At the Tuesday, March 6 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Public Works Director Dave Robley asked...
March 8, 2018 - 10:06am
Minnesota's Dayton focuses on school safety measures with gun-control bills unlikely to pass
ST. PAUL — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will focus on improving school security and access to mental health services to keep students safe after...
March 8, 2018 - 8:50am
For the record
Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission/ Board of Adjustment Meeting Monday, March 12 Location: Douglas County Commissioners room, second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 305 Eighth Ave. W. in Alexandria Board of Adjustment 6 p.m. Hearing on the application of Stephen...
March 8, 2018 - 8:46am
Sex policy emphasizes 'yes' vs. 'no'
Rather than "no means no," the sexual consent policy is now "yes means yes" at Alexandria Community and Technical College and other Minnesota...
March 8, 2018 - 7:14am