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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
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
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
William "Bill" Bahe
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
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
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 23, 2016
Girls basketball: Knights put a scare into state-ranked Tigers
The West Central Area girls basketball team almost dropped Browerville-Eagle Valley out of a first place tie with Osakis for the Prairie Conference...
February 23, 2016 - 11:59pm
Wrestling: Panthers' McKeown, six Knights secure spots at state
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team finished off its dominating run through the 6A tournament by sending six more wrestlers...
February 23, 2016 - 9:43am
February 20, 2016
Boys basketball: Knights dominate Prairie's second-place LPGE
The West Central Area boys basketball team got its 15th win of the season on Friday night as the Knights made easy work of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 64-38 game. West Central Area lost 52-39 in Long Prairie earlier this year but returned the favor in the rematch. The Knights led...
February 20, 2016 - 9:46am
February 17, 2016
Boys basketball: WCA falls in OT to Swanville
The Swanville boys basketball team persevered over West Central Area as the Bulldogs outscored the Knights 13-6 in overtime to win 57-50 in Prairie-Conference play. Swanville's 6-foot-10 center Bennett Primus scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. He was one of four Swanville players...
February 17, 2016 - 12:08pm
February 16, 2016
Class A State wrestling: Knights unseeded, to face Minneota in quarterfinals
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team will face the second-seed Minneota in the opening match of the 2016 Class A State Team Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Knights enter the state tournament unseeded...
February 16, 2016 - 10:53am
February 13, 2016
Wrestling: Knights going back to state
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team is heading to the Class A state tournament for the second straight season after dominating Barnesville 63-16 in the 6A semifinals and beating Staples-Motley 42-27 in the finals. The top-seeded Knights did exactly what they...
February 13, 2016 - 9:41am
February 12, 2016
Boys basketball: Knights hold off Royals' hot shooters
The West Central Area boys basketball team won its eighth Prairie Conference game of the season in a 64-59 victory over Royalton on Thursday night in Barrett. The Royals (4-17, 0-12 Prairie) were unconscious from beyond the arc, finishing with an 11-of-20 clip from long range, but...
February 12, 2016 - 12:03pm
February 10, 2016
Boys basketball: Second-half run pushes Trojans past WCA
The West Central Area boys basketball team squared off with Ortonville in a matchup between two of the top five teams in the Section 6A-South standings on Tuesday night. The visiting Knights (13-8, 7-4 Prairie) headed into the break up four points at 28-24, but the Trojans (13-6,...
February 10, 2016 - 11:24am
Wrestling: Knights cruise in 6A opener
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team had no problems with Prairie Valley in the opening round of the Section 6A team tournament on Tuesday night. The top-seeded Knights won 72-12 and rattled off 10 straight six-point wins from 113 to 182 pounds. Mason Schroeder...
February 10, 2016 - 11:03am
February 8, 2016
Boys basketball: Westby leads Knights past Upsala
Isaiah Westby put up 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals to ignite the West Central Area boys basketball team in a 57-37 Prairie Conference victory over Upsala on Friday night in Barrett. "I thought for the most part we forced them into a lot of contest shots...
February 8, 2016 - 1:24pm
February 7, 2016
Wrestling: Knights fill the podium at Morris Tourney
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team went to the Morris Tournament on Saturday and came home with plenty of top finishes. Kaleb Getz got the Knights going with a fourth-place finish at 106 pounds. He won by fall in 1:04 in his first match before dropping...
February 7, 2016 - 1:48pm
February 5, 2016
Wrestling: Knights earn top seed in 6A
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team earned the top seed in the Section 6A team tournament after a 20-6 dual record this regular season. The Knights will host the winner of eighth-seeded Prairie Valley and ninth-seeded Breckenridge on Tuesday at 7:30 in Barrett....
February 5, 2016 - 2:59pm
Wrestling: Knights fall a point short to OTC
The West Central-Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team endured a 36-35 dual loss to Ottertail Central in the Park Region/Prairie Conference team championship on Thursday night in Battle Lake. After a Bulldog pin to start the night at 106, juniors Drake Swanson (113, 13-5) and...
February 5, 2016 - 12:36pm
February 1, 2016
Wrestling: Knights second, Streaks eighth at PRC meet
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team took second place at the Park Region Conference championship meet on Saturday behind...
February 1, 2016 - 1:40pm
January 29, 2016
Wrestling: Frazee handles Knights at home
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team fell to 20-5 on the season in duals with a 50-16 loss to Frazee on Thursday night. Junior Drake Swanson got the Knights their lone pin of the evening in 3:26 over Kaden Hiemenz at 120 pounds and fellow junior Keaton Long...
January 29, 2016 - 12:15pm