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Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
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
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
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
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
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
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
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