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Updated: 12-year-old girl dies in swampy area between lakes Cowdry and Darling
Fergus Falls dealership overcharged hundreds of Minnesota police agencies for vehicle extras
New law gives hospitals more investment options
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
Trap shooting: Burgess, Knight, Roers lead Alexandria in opening week
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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