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Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
AgweekTV: Combining Ag and Learning
Prosecutor says officers justified in shooting of sex offender
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out 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
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
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
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 22, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
A CONCRETE OPTION
April 22, 2016 - 9:48am
April 20, 2016
EDITORIAL: Here's the buzz for helping bees
Bees have helped humans immeasurably over the years, transferring pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. It's estimated that this cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of wild plants...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
EDITORIAL: Where would county be without volunteers?
Imagine Douglas County as a lot less helpful place, a community where people only cared about themselves and did little to help others, especially people they did not know. Fortunately, we don't have to imagine a community like that because of the passionate dedication of volunteers....
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what's for supper tonight — getting distracted....
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down - April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
EDITORIAL: Someone else may have filed your tax return
The deadline for filing your income taxes is less than two weeks away. But someone else may have already filed your return for you — an identity thief. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that criminals may attempt to commit income tax refund fraud using...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
EDITORIAL: If you see signs of an overdose, call 911
The courtroom conclusion to the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck left many people feeling frustrated. They were angry that Nickolas McArdell, a suspect in the case who authorities say kept changing his story about the events that unfolded on the...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Stop scammers from cleaning up this spring
Spring cleaning is under way! Homeowners throughout Douglas County are spiffing up their homes and yards with a variety of improvement projects. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones cleaning up — so are crooks and con artists. Last week, the Alexandria Building Department...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Thumbs Up/Down - March 25, 2016
SHODDY SIDEWALKS Thumbs Down: Some sidewalks around Alexandria are in shoddy shape. One reader alerted us to an especially bad area along Jefferson...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't sit on your blisters; be an informed voter
Although Election Day is more than seven months away, some people are already getting fed up with the political maneuverings of the presidential campaigns. But don't get burned out yet. The process needs your interest and involvement.
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Gambling problem? Talk about it
Because the nearest casino is nearly a two-hour drive away, gambling problems don't get a lot of attention here in Douglas County. But they should. People can still get caught up in pull tabs, Lottery games, Internet gambling, private card games, sports betting and other forms of...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Trump doesn't understand libel law
Editor's note: The following editorial was provided by the Newspaper Association of America. Recently, Donald Trump said "I'm gonna open up our...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down - March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: County board misses an opportunity
The Douglas County Board's March 1 decision to not provide tax abatement for a development project that includes building a new hotel and infrastructure in south Alexandria is perplexing.
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Keep Super Tuesday grit going
You could feel the energy and excitement during Super Tuesday's caucuses in Douglas County. Local organizers for both the Republican and Democratic parties were beaming with enthusiasm, and for good reason — record-breaking attendances. Combined, nearly 2,000 people turned out...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am