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County upgrading to electronic voting system
Reaching for college: Grant to help with success beyond high school
Man's death on Battle Lake under investigation
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21
Math League finishes second
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Gould named CLC performer of the week
Boys basketball: Osakis wins second straight Prairie title
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Lilian "Lill" Brezina
Dirk Morgan Hezlep
Curtis H. Weber
Dorothy M. Arne
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
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
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
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September 15, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
1917, 100 years ago: The Luther League of the Swedish Lutheran Church enjoyed a "wiener roast" at the Anderson cottage on Lake Darling, the evening being in the nature of a farewell to the young men of the society who have been called into the army. The "soldier boys" present were...
September 15, 2017 - 4:03pm
September 14, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments from our Facebook readers to the Sept. 1 story, "Students get more homework time on bus rides; Alexandria...
September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
September 13, 2017
Commentary: A proud 'yes' voter for B-E school
By Janice Campbell, Brandon Although the B-E district referendum did not pass on the first try, I was/am a proud "yes" voter. I was not voting against anyone. On the contrary, I was voting FOR the kids, staff, families and communities that make up district 2908. It has been clear...
September 13, 2017 - 4:06pm
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 12, 2017
Commentary: Action is needed for Lake Winona
By Jeanne Johnson, Alexandria, MN Thanks for "Water quality remains a problem" and "A solution nobody wants to pay for" (Friday, Aug. 25). Karen Tolkkinen's excellent summary of the local situation was a much needed clarification of recent news about the Lake Winona pollution disaster....
September 12, 2017 - 5:18pm
September 11, 2017
Commentary: Planned Parenthood is part of solution
By Rita Koll, Alexandria, MN Recently, I've thought about how I tend to vote my identity. Most of us align ourselves with friends, family, church and political party, supporting what is familiar and what maintains our loyalty to the group. We find it difficult to seek out and objectively...
September 11, 2017 - 9:19am
September 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: Learning the ropes of writing
I've always been a word person. I suppose this could be a result of my early developed identity of being an avid bookworm and a long time lover of english class. Even at an early age, I can recall viewing words differently than those around me. Now that I think about it, I have always...
September 9, 2017 - 6:26am
September 7, 2017
In the Know: Can you afford NOT to invest in leadership training?
Do you know what makes some leaders more successful than others? If you think attitude, drive, passion, commitment, empathy, or other similar descriptions, you're right. But there's something even more strategic that great leaders do. They realize the importance of investing time...
September 7, 2017 - 1:08pm
September 6, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Major league scouts eye tournament
1917, 100 years ago: The Halverson Furniture Company has sold its stock of merchandise in Alexandria to L.H. Allen of Hastings. Halverson bought out Hanson Furniture Store about fifteen months ago but Mr. Halverson has now been drafted into the service and took the opportunity to...
September 6, 2017 - 3:08pm
September 2, 2017
It's Our Turn: Disaster victims need tools, help to recover
I have two iron baling hooks that hang in the garage. They came from my Uncle Jack's farm — simple metal hooks about a foot long with the metal bent into a handle at one end. It was designed to stab into a square hay bale to make throwing it up on a wagon or down from a hayloft...
September 2, 2017 - 6:31am
September 1, 2017
Commentary: State shouldn't force costly upgrades on Lake Winona
By Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District board of directors As members of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District board of directors, we strive to be good stewards of the environment and our local ratepayers' dollars. We know it costs money to keep our lakes clean, but we also...
September 1, 2017 - 5:22pm
August 31, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Vegetable canning at the schoolhouse
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville news, they have built a new bridge over Debilzan's creek. A good concrete structure, with strong iron protector rails. William Glebe made it. Up to this time, August 27, there has been canned in the schoolhouse over 700 cans of vegetables of which...
August 31, 2017 - 6:07am
August 30, 2017
Commentary: Those who keep us safe are heroes
By Gordie Billmark, Douglas County We Got Your Back Committee Douglas County was recently honored with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually...
August 30, 2017 - 9:22am
In the Know: Taking classrooms into the 21st century
In the spring of 2016, with direction from the Alexandria School Board, we began utilizing a design thinking process to redesign learning spaces. Design thinking in education is a mindset and an approach to learning, collaboration and problem solving. This process began with Discovery...
August 30, 2017 - 8:17am
August 27, 2017
Commentary: Firearm training facility needed here
By Neil W. Melton, Alexandria, MN Whether you are pro-or anti-guns, I believe we all can agree on two issues: • Guns (handguns, rifles and shotguns) are not going away. • People would be safer if gun owners and permit-to-carry holders were properly trained.
August 27, 2017 - 8:07am