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Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
Golf: Knights send three on to section tournament
Sports schedule for Thursday, May 25
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
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Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
September 14, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
Are your small children in danger while riding in the car? They are if they aren't secured properly or put in a car seat that was installed incorrectly. The risk is real. Every 34 seconds, a child younger than the age of 13 is involved in a crash in the U.S., according to the National...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: Are you prepared for a new school year?
Changes are in the air — the arrival of autumn, shorter days, the football season and a new school year. That means motorists need to pay more attention to school buses and young children and teens who are returning to school. Every school year, there are reports in the police...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Lessons from a curfew-shortened speedway race
Here's a tale of two reactions. It happened at the Viking Speedway races in Alexandria on Aug. 27 when driver Josh Thoennes of Nelson fended...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
Our "thumbs down" in the Aug. 19 issue to landlords who withhold damage deposits generated an insightful response from Mary Jo Thompson of Alexandria. She was a landlord for 40 years in the local area and the Twin Cities before recently retiring. The thumbs down explained the plight...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
What do you do if a spouse or family member is having a heart attack? You call 911. Help arrives within minutes and life-saving measures are taken quickly. But what do you do if a loved one is experiencing a mental breakdown, severe depression or a psychotic break that puts his or...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
Just because we are a fairly small town doesn't mean we don't have big problems. Just like a sprawling metropolis, we have drug addicts, pedophiles, wife beaters, tax cheaters, drunk drivers, bullies, racists — pick your problem. Yes, on a percentage basis, our problems may...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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