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Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Trying to pull through
When the chase is on
Tennis: Osakis sweeps Mainstreeters
AGC Junior Golf Academy finishes summer program
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Girls soccer: Knoblach's goal stands up at Cathedral
Boys soccer: Cards can't find the net in loss at Cathedral
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Gladys M. Vogt
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Police looking for robbery suspect
May 11, 2016
Legislature in limbo after bonding bill is defeated
The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after May 5’s narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. “I think for those Republicans who want to have a do-nothing session, they don’t feel we should spend any money, they may get their way,” Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk,...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Legislature addresses child care shortage
Legislation to address the child care shortage in Minnesota moved forward last week. The initiatives encourage child care business development and address access and cost issues for parents and providers. The initiatives, passed in the Minnesota House in two omnibus bills, were authored...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
'Real ID' gag rule nears end
Minnesota is almost to the point where key state officials can begin talking about complying with federal identification card standards. The state Senate voted 63-2 Monday, March 21 to lift a 2009 law that prevented Public Safety Department officials from even discussing upgrading...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
DFL, GOP agree on rural goals, but not the means
Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats unveiled...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Transportation funding undecided
Minnesota’s railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state’s four largest railroads...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Constituent coffee being held in Alexandria
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will host a “constituent coffee” event on Saturday, Feb. 27. She will meet with constituents to discuss their priorities for state government and the legislative session. The meeting will be held at Common Ground Coffee, 516 Hawthorne in...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Rural areas battleground for control of House
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen did not want to talk about it, but he signaled that rural Minnesota again will be a battleground for control of the state House. The Minneapolis Democrat and rural Democrats lined up at a news conference to lay out their plans for Greater Minnesota,...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Time to file state, federal income taxes
It is almost tax filing time. The Minnesota Revenue Department announced it will begin accepting individual income tax filings on Jan. 19, the same day the federal Internal Revenue Service does. The deadline this year will be April 18 for both state and federal returns. State Revenue...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 20, 2015
State wants your ideas on transportation
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
December 18, 2015
Ingebrigtsen opposes medical marijuana move
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, was disappointed with recent developments in Minnesota’s medical marijuana laws. On Dec. 2, Governor Mark Dayton, through the Commissioner of Health Ed Ehlinger, approved the use of medical cannabis for intractable pain. While this...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Shawn Olson is a candidate for MN Senate District 8
On Thursday, Dec.
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Lieutenant governor talks to townships
Minnesota's economy is getting better with strengths in agriculture and food, manufacturing, water technology and health care. That was the message that Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith told the Minnesota Association of Townships during a conference in Alexandria on November 20. Smith...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
No change for 2016 Douglas County levy
Douglas County's tax levy will remain steady for 2016. County commissioners approved the tax levy and next year's budget during a meeting Tuesday night The 2016 preliminary levy was set at $25,470,848, the same as the 2015 final levy. In September, Douglas County commissioners...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
For small cities, road aid is little help
Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed. Almost nothing, that is, except several million dollars for Minnesota’s...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 25, 2015
Prepping a Thanksgiving feast
A hard-working crew of about 150 volunteers are preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast at St. Mary’s in Alexandria. On Tuesday night, they deboned...
November 25, 2015 - 11:46am