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Best of the Lakes Area Veterinarian/Grooming
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
Best of the Lakes Area Tattoo Shop
Video: Minnesota hunter encounters wolf pack
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Boys basketball: Jaguars snap Osakis’ winning streak
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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September 28, 2017
Letter: Citizens have right to be upset by athletes' actions
To the editor: Pro football players have the right to protest by disrespecting the flag and the country that enabled them to become young millionaires (most of them without getting a college degree). Citizens have the right to be upset by their actions, especially veterans. I have...
September 28, 2017 - 11:49am
September 27, 2017
Letter: An Airman's take on anthem protests
To the editor:
September 27, 2017 - 7:37am
September 25, 2017
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
To the editor: If you know me, my love of Fleetwood Mac has been more than established. I grew up with a mother who listened to a lot of music and some of those songs included hits such as, "Don't Stop," "Rhiannon," "Gypsy," "Little Lies," among others. A lot of what she loved and...
September 25, 2017 - 10:17am
September 22, 2017
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
To the editor: These young men and women who feel it is their right to say what they feel, to sit during our National Anthem, to turn their back on our flag. This is all true. But who earned these rights? Go through a V.A. hospital and see the missing eyes, arms, legs of the men and...
September 22, 2017 - 3:36pm
Letter: Don't put gravel pit in Forada
To the editor: I live in Forada with my husband and two daughters. I am writing this because I would like it to be known that the proposed gravel pit location is a complete devastation to not only us, but the whole town of Forada.
September 22, 2017 - 9:55am
September 21, 2017
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
To the editor:
September 21, 2017 - 8:50am
Letter: No right way to protest
To the editor: In last week's "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down," the editorial board berated professional football players for not standing during the National Anthem. It seems to me that there is no right way African Americans can protest in the United States. There is endless complaining...
September 21, 2017 - 8:45am
September 15, 2017
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
To the editor: I would like to thank the people and businesses of Alexandria for their generosity when I was in town fundraising for my "Helmets for Kids" program recently. The response was overwhelming. As a brain injury survivor and five-time cross country bicyclist, I formed Helmets...
September 15, 2017 - 2:01pm
September 14, 2017
Letter: Never ever abandon a pet
To the editor: To someone, somewhere: Three and a half years ago, we adopted your cat from the Lakes Area Humane Society. We were told that you had abandoned him and we've since wondered why. What had he done that you just didn't care? Obviously you didn't care about his feelings,...
September 14, 2017 - 6:13am
Letter: Noticing the beauty of the courthouse
To the editor: While attending a music presentation on the Douglas County courthouse lawn and hearing the wonderful sounds, I looked up and really noticed the beauty of the old courthouse architecture, the very well-manicured lawn and leaves of the trees moving gently in the breeze...
September 14, 2017 - 6:10am
September 8, 2017
Letter: Be careful who you support with money
To the editor: I agreed with much of your (Aug. 23) editorial entitled, "How to defuse hate-filled protests." However, I take great issue with your statement in point 2 where you suggested that people "donate money to a group like the Southern Poverty Law Center." SPLC lists Christian...
September 8, 2017 - 2:32pm
Letter: No solutions from demonstrations
To the editor: Civil unrest is growing. People went to Virginia to get into a fight. They fought and even died. And for what? No real cause was championed. No problems were solved. There was only hate, injuries and death.
September 8, 2017 - 2:29pm
Letter: Medicare is a heaping big mess
To the editor: We who are on Medicare paid for it with every check we got. Problem is now they take it out of our Social Security. The problem is they never mention what happens to all the Medicare money. Another problem — we are paying twice or more; they pay only 80 percent....
September 8, 2017 - 9:18am
Letter: Brandon-Evansville school issue is settled
To the editor: Brandon-Evansville School District voted. A new expensive school was defeated. We don't want to vote again. It is settled. Don't try to sneak in a new vote. That is over. Use what you have. This is what taxpayers have to do. Curtis "Spanky" Bah Ashby, MN
September 8, 2017 - 8:51am
August 31, 2017
Letter: No tolerance for those supporting ethnic cleansing
To the editor: Is Lowell Anderson (Aug. 18 It's Our Turn column), when he says, "We need to develop some real tolerance..." really suggesting we respect neo-Nazis, Ku-Klux-Klansmen and white supremacists? Should we really tolerate/accept/respect those who want to and so practice ethnic...
August 31, 2017 - 6:47am