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Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
Kathleen L. Haining
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
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
July 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Homemade cakes, cookies, bakery rolls and other treats have been dropped off at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department in the last couple of weeks. And for a good reason. Citizens have been showing their heartfelt support for the men and women in...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: Missing Link idea is a winner
One of the best things about the newspaper's Facebook page is that it allows readers to post instant feedback to our stories. One of the worst things about it is that many times, the posts contain misinformation, faulty conclusions and off-base observations. It happened again after...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Not all fun and games on the lakes
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
EDITORIAL: Put the brakes on hit-and-runs
Imagine this scenario: You walk back to your parked car after spending an hour shopping or dining out and you discover it now has a big dent. There is no other worried driver at the scene, no note, just that ugly dent and the feeling you have of being violated. And if you're a hit-and-run...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
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STATE FLOWER MOWED
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
A scam is going around again that local business should be aware of. Businesses are notified that they've won a "best of" award for the city they're located in. Sounds good, right? Who doesn't like to win an award? However, to receive the award, business owners are told they must...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ten tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that's what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren't more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn't just rain....
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Good side of business news often overlooked
Organizations that give grants to nonprofits, service groups and other local causes sometimes get overlooked. Unfortunately, a lot of people skip over such business news, instead focusing on more alluring stories that involve scandals, missing money or outlandish CEO salaries. But...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
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WEEDS NO MORE
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
EDITORIAL: After shooting, a story to remember
Words fall short in describing the horrific shooting that took 50 lives in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. A gunman who pledged allegiance...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't point fingers in gorilla's death
When something goes wrong, it's human nature to search for blame, to find a scapegoat, to look for something to "fix" so it doesn't happen again. But sometimes that knee-jerk response misses the mark. So much time and energy is spent pointing fingers that nothing really good comes...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
EDITORIAL: More reasons to click it
There's been some headway, but more needs to be done to convince people to buckle up. Maybe some statistics will help: Lack of seat belt use is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of all Minnesota traffic deaths. In the last five years (2011-2015), 527 unbelted motorists lost...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: A frustrating session with tiny headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There's been plenty...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
EDITORIAL: A new way of fighting lake invaders
A creative new way of fighting aquatic invasive species (AIS) is testing the waters in Otter Tail County — one that should be considered in Douglas County. It's called "Train the Teachers to Train the Kids" and is funded by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners and approved...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am