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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Car hits ambulance in Pope County, five injured
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
High-speed pursuit ends with arrest
Gov. calls for big boost in higher education funding
Basketball scores from Friday, Feb. 17
Boys Basketball: Lakers lose close battle against Sauk Centre
State girls hockey: Cards to take on top-seeded Blake in opener
Boys Basketball: WCA downed by Wheaton-Herman-Norcross
Girls Basketball: Osakis clinches conference title
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Free fishing: Ice angling program for vets, kids coming to Alexandria
Marcella Martha Brendle
Perry L. Butcher
Cody M. Larson
Carroll D. Abel
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
March 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Pot crimes nothing to laugh about
Pot is still a big problem in Douglas County. The 159 marijuana plants that were seized in downtown Garfield last week are proof of that. This...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
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February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Scammers add to student debt woes
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They're taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type of...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am