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Council moves to censure Batesole
Five things to know from city council
Sale of land to council member finalized
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26
Minn. college student remains missing
Softball: Knights win battle of young lineups in the spring opener
Sports schedule for Monday, March 27
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Nancy A. Pedersen
Karen Jane (Evavold) Latzel
Janice Carol Schultz
Donald W. Anderson
Lois Elaine Lindberg
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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