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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 22, 2017
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Construction will start this spring on the Kensington Rune Stone Park Visitor Center after the Douglas County commissioners awarded the construction...
February 22, 2017 - 3:13pm
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
The town of Evansville will pay more for law enforcement services from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office this year. Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the city of Evansville for law enforcement services.
February 22, 2017 - 3:12pm
February 17, 2017
Sen. Westrom, Rep. Anderson to hold town halls
Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) and Representative Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on Friday, Feb. 24. Westrom and Anderson will discuss state policies and field questions from constituents regarding...
February 17, 2017 - 10:13am
January 13, 2017
Senators pass health insurance aid bill as debate focuses in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns...
January 13, 2017 - 9:18am
January 4, 2017
Franson named to more committees
House Republicans recently unveiled committee assignments for the 2017-2018 legislative sessions. In addition to being named chair of the Subcommittee on Child Care Access and Affordability, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will serve on Health and Human Services Reform, Health and...
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
December 2, 2016
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
ST. PAUL—What happens in Washington doesn't stay in Washington. A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make...
December 2, 2016 - 4:50pm
November 1, 2016
About 70 state websites go down as robocalls delay MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL—The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from...
November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
September 8, 2016
County backs off tax plan for restaurant
After Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to undo a tax payment plan for an Alexandria restaurant and decided not to reconsider the issue,...
September 8, 2016 - 11:22am
September 7, 2016
CAPITOL CHATTER: Dayton looks at special session again
Minnesotans, those who care about such things at least, figured special legislative session talk was dead. They could be wrong. Gov. Mark Dayton said at the Minnesota State Fair that if local money could be found to support a southwestern Twin Cities light rail project, and the Legislature...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Rural cities hopeful about special session
At an annual gathering of city leaders from Greater Minnesota, officials from across the state renewed their push for a special legislative session this summer to address the failed tax and bonding bills. Mayors, city council members and city staff from all over Greater Minnesota...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Minnesota's minimum wage increases Aug. 1
Minnesota's large employer minimum-wage rates rise to $9.50 an hour beginning Aug. 1, 2016. This is the state's third of three annual minimum-wage increases put into law in 2014. In January 2018, the rates will be annually indexed to inflation. "In 2014, I worked with the Legislature...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
It appears a Senate-passed bill that would establish a weak nationwide labeling requirement for genetically modified food will pass the U.S. House. Many agriculture organizations, especially in the Upper Midwest, like the congressional action because it stops far short of requiring...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 18, 2016
Former Gov. Wendell Anderson, regent, ‘Minnesota Miracle’ architect, dies
By Bill Salisbury, Forum News Service Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a truck driver’s son who emerged from St. Paul’s East Side...
July 18, 2016 - 9:34am
July 11, 2016
Council briefed on how goals for small cities 'blew apart' at Legislature
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities had a lofty list of goals it hoped the Legislature would act on during the last session. The coalition wanted legislators to restore local government aid (LGA) to its 2002 funding levels; enact economic development programs that supported...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm