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City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Troops still need support
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
PrimeWest reports possible security breach
Semipro football team readies for first season in Alexandria with release of schedule
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Proposed Minn. bills target higher penalties for highway protests
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 18, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Legislature must act on transportation
There is likely no other issue in Minnesota history that has garnered more bipartisan, multi-stakeholder, average citizen support than increasing transportation funding. If we give power to that which we give attention, Minnesota lawmakers would do well to respect the citizen and...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: Get hooked on fishing
Welcome, anglers! This weekend is like Christmas for all the fishermen and fisherwomen out there who have been eagerly awaiting the opener. The...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
EDITORIAL: Lamenting the loss of a tree
A huge cottonwood tree has stood majestically on the northwest corner of Kenwood Street and Fifth Avenue East in the heart of Alexandria for...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
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WATER SAFETY LESSONS
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't be fleeced by door-to-door solicitors
A salesman knocks on your door, offering what appears to be a great deal on a product or service. The sales pitch is convincing — a rare opportunity to take advantage of a one-time offer that the sales person says others in your neighborhood are seizing. But don't reach for...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: It's time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ask: 'What can I do to help improve water?'
Last Friday's observation of Earth Day, which coincided with Gov. Mark Dayton's "Water Action Week," focused on steps citizens can take to protect the environment. The issue of protecting the Earth might seem daunting. People may think that there's not much an everyday citizen can...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
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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