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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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March 22, 2013
Beetles baseball: World Series champ will lead them - Al Newman new field manager
If the new ownership group of the Alexandria Beetles franchise was looking to make a splash with the first field manager they hired, a good place...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Column - Clearing up faulty questions
As a newspaper person, I hear a lot of questions - questions the public asks at meetings, questions for me to field as an editor, questions that pop up online or in casual conversations at local events. It's good to ask questions, to seek answers, to be curious.
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Column - A glimpse into crime
One small part of the newspaper that takes a little work but always seems to generate a lot of interest is the sheriff and police blotter. It's printed on page A2 of the paper, typically once a week, under the heading, "For the Record." Here's how it works: Each week, our news reporters...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
ST. PAUL - Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday...
March 5, 2009 - 11:53am
January 21, 2009
Senate election trial to start January 26
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate election goes on trial in about a week. A three-judge panel presiding over Norm Coleman's election lawsuit on Friday set a brisk timeline for legal filings leading up to a January 26 trial opening.
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Frustrated voters turn to courts
ST. PAUL - June Srok doesn't understand why a minor error prevented her vote from being counted. Srok, 75, said she voted absentee last year because she was injured. Her ballot was not counted because two dates on a ballot envelope did not match, according to a legal filing. "What...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Franken lead at 50; absentee ballots remain
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Senator Norm Coleman by a few votes Monday morning as another phase of the U.S.
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Donations to Runestone Park doubly important
Most of the $490,000 needed for the development of Kensington Runestone Park has been raised. But there is still a need for more, according to Al Lieffort, Douglas County park superintendent. A while back, the William D. and Joyce E. Sexton Family Foundation provided a $20,000 grant...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Commentary - No such thing as a perfect election
By Kent Kaiser, Professor of Communication, Northwestern College As we come to the end of the U.S. Senate election recount in Minnesota, there is one fact that everyone must realize: There is no such thing as a perfect election. No matter how well-trained our election officials...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Board set to examine Senate ballots
ST. PAUL - The state Canvassing Board began what is expected to be a four-day meeting Tuesday, with the goal of determining who won Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. But with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman leading Democrat Al Franken by fewer than 200 votes, no one really expects...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Franken-Coleman race remains in limbo
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount became even murkier Monday as both candidates could claim the lead. Democratic challenger Al Franken took his first lead in the raw vote, but two heavily Republican Twin Cities-area counties have yet to begin their recounts. Republican ...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Senate recount's final week under way
ST. PAUL - Election officials around Minnesota this morning started the final week of the state's historic U.S. Senate recount. Officials at many of the state's 107 recount sites have completed their part of the 2.9-million-ballot recount. Two counties began the hand recount Monday;...
December 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Franken wins Senate endorsement
ROCHESTER, Minnesota - Satirist-turned-candidate Al Franken convinced Democratic activists to look beyond controversies about his past Saturday as he locked up the party's U.S. Senate endorsement. "I'm not a perfect person and I'm not going to pretend to have all the answers, but...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am