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Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 22-23 (Sheriff only)
A mixed bag of property tax levies
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Jingling bells start Red Kettle Campaign
Morken: Gophers basketball built for now and the future
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Susan Jean Erickson
Ann M. Nussbaum
Gary D. Nokes
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Franson has right to express her opinion
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
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
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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July 26, 2017
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
By Erik C. Rivers, Major (retired), Sauk Centre
July 26, 2017 - 3:25pm
July 24, 2017
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
By Elke Richards, Alexandria, MN As one of the few permanent residents on Lake Ida, we have a great privilege to not only enjoy the lake on the weekends, but during the week as well. Our girls have spent much of their summers playing and swimming at "the point." They love to build...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
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
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 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 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
March 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
By Ken Howell, Alexandria, MN
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN I'd like to shed some light on this proposed city well ban. I have been drilling wells in the Alexandria area for the last 40 years. I have extensive knowledge of the geology and aquifers in the area. I was instrumental in helping create the Wellhead...
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Democracy dies in darkness
By John Bodette, St. Cloud, MN Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing "fake news," "alternative...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong farm bill
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota A sugar beet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: New state ditch-mowing regulations defy belief
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN On occasion, a rule comes down from somewhere in government and the reaction from most folks is one of disbelief, or "this can't be true." I think that pretty well sums up the feeling of many toward the recent announcement from MnDOT concerning...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Help Ronald McDonald House help families
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria MN Pop tabs. Such little things. Yet little things can make a big difference. My family spent the holidays this past year in a way no parent wants to spend them. My son Matt developed complications from an earlier surgery on his spine and doctors discovered...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am