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March trial set in 2013 fatal stabbing case
Fire after possible explosion destroys central Minn. home
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
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Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Collector looks for info on rare lure he believes could have ties locally
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OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
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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
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
July 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Volunteering has been getting a bad rep these last few years. The common conception is that people just don't volunteer anymore! That is so untrue! The truer side is that it is more difficult to volunteer. Legalities, potential lawsuits, the commitments required of a mobile society...
July 19, 2017 - 6:11am
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
1917, 100 years ago: The electric wires and poles on the west side of Main Street in Alexandria were taken down. This frees the Main street from any poles or overhead wires, and very much improves the appearance of it. John C. Swenson is making extensive improvements on his lots on...
July 19, 2017 - 2:15am
July 15, 2017
Commentary: Superheroes are real in Alexandria
By Haley Skeide, Alexandria, MN We can all agree that superheroes are dedicated to protecting the public. Alexandria is lucky to have superheroes living and working amongst us. Let me start with who I am and why I am writing this. Next, I will tell you of our unique superheroes. My...
July 15, 2017 - 9:27am
July 13, 2017
Obeservations from the Archives: 1917: Douglas County denizens buy silos, Chevrolets
1917, 100 years ago: A Red Cross Rally was held at the village hall in Evansville with attorney Constant Larson of Alexandria as speaker, who explained the work and order of the organization to the audience, as a Red Cross branch is about to be organized in the village. A carload...
July 13, 2017 - 9:33am
July 12, 2017
Commentary: Live theater adds to quality of life
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN "Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future." Sophocles said that. I never met the man, but I think he was on to something. One should always lead off a discussion about the arts with a quote from Sophocles...
July 12, 2017 - 4:44pm
July 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: 'Wooh!' Hurray for the power of live music
I was sitting at one of the Thursday evening concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn on a beautiful early summer evening. The Green Lake...
July 9, 2017 - 7:57am
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: America's common purpose
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom....
June 30, 2017 - 4:17pm
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am
June 16, 2017
Commentary: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
By Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman, Bloomington, IN The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The "mother of all bombs" dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, proposed deployments of U.S....
June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
It's Our Turn: Life's a jigsaw puzzle
My aunt recently told me about a lesson she'd learned by reading a book, and I've been thinking about it a lot lately and made it into a metaphor: Life's a jigsaw puzzle. A person spends his or her life with an idea of what they one day want to be. For me, when I was a little kid,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:07am
May 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City with some of my favorite women in the world. But here's the funny thing: This was the first...
May 28, 2017 - 8:00am
March 31, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: An angel of a mother-in-law
Why do mothers-in-law get slammed so much? They're the subject of bad jokes, the villains in countless TV sitcoms and movies, and often stereotyped...
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am