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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
6A volleyball: Hancock ends Knights' season in first round
8-5A Football: Cards moving past a loss to Tech
Girls swimming: Cards split at SCSU tri
Football playoff schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 25
Volleyball: Montevideo drops Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
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Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
August 19, 2016
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WEEDY EYESORE Thumbs Down: Residents are complaining, again, about the condition of the old Jefferson High School property. It's back to being...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
EDITORIAL: Only 82 days of homework before election
With the primary election now in the rear view mirror, it's time to focus on the "big show," the Nov. 8 general election. The presidential candidates have been garnering intense media coverage and no matter which candidate you plan to vote for — or against — the hoopla...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
EDITORIAL: Voters fail to meet their primary duty
Here's a pathetic number: 1,892. That's the total number of people in Douglas County who bothered to vote in Tuesday's primary. OK, we know it...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Don't ride bikes on sidewalks
There's some confusion about where people can safely — and legally — ride their bikes in Alexandria. One completely wrong idea is...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
Everyone should have 'The Talk'
Editor's note: The following editorial appeared in the Grand Forks Herald and was written by that newspaper's editorial board. Around America, there's much discussion about black parents having The Talk — the dialogue where they sit down with their youngsters, especially their...
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
July 29, 2016
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DUCK HOUSE VANDALS
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Is your apartment building smoke-free?
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
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