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20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
UPDATE: Chase of Miltona man topped 100 mph
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, April 24
Building remains strong in Alexandria
Five things to know from city council
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Sports schedule for Tuesday, April 25
Boys golf: Osakis 13th for pre-sections at Blackberry Ridge
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Norman Allen Potvin
Eudoris V. Hagen
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
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
April 20, 2017
YOU ASKED: What's with the graffiti around town?
Graffiti is not a new problem, nor is it a problem unique to the Alexandria area. But recently, the word "rise" has been spray painted in numerous...
April 20, 2017 - 6:26am
April 17, 2017
Rue21 closing at Viking Plaza; clothing store to open in May
The Rue21 store in Alexandria's Viking Plaza is among 400 stores closing nationwide, but a new store will open in the mall in May. Scot Snitker,...
April 17, 2017 - 1:31pm
April 13, 2017
Lake Geneva part of airline's 'Hometown Lakes' promotion
MINNEAPOLIS—Sun Country Airlines announced Tuesday that each airplane in the company's fleet will be named after a Minnesota lake, including...
April 13, 2017 - 8:55am
April 11, 2017
UPDATE: 18-year-old Alexandria driver in rollover facing charges of test refusal, DWI
The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was involved in a rollover crash near Osakis on Saturday morning.
April 11, 2017 - 8:06am
April 7, 2017
Online school clicks for Alexandria family
Information about a tuition-free, K-12 online public school will be offered in Alexandria on Wednesday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The "virtual" school is called Minnesota Connections Academy. The Carter family of Alexandria says the concept has worked well...
April 7, 2017 - 6:29am
March 31, 2017
Burning restrictions begin Monday
Spring burning restrictions will begin on Monday, April 3 for Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties. Regular burning permits will not be issued until green-up occurs in the vegetation, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources....
March 31, 2017 - 12:13pm
March 29, 2017
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
An Alexandria student has become one of the few to score perfectly on the ACT, a standardized test for high school achievement. Allison Prestby,...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00am
March 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN I'd like to shed some light on this proposed city well ban. I have been drilling wells in the Alexandria area for the last 40 years. I have extensive knowledge of the geology and aquifers in the area. I was instrumental in helping create the Wellhead...
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 22, 2017
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The Alexandria woman accused of stealing an Alexandria police officer's squad car will be sentenced next month after pleading on two charges....
March 22, 2017 - 6:00am
March 17, 2017
Alexandria's J.C. Penney store not on closure list
Eight J.C. Penney stores in Minnesota are slated for closing but not the Alexandria location, according to a list the company released as part...
March 17, 2017 - 2:32pm
Alexandria man pays $355 for coffee mug to honor late wife
Jeffrey Carlson of Alexandria never imagined he would spend $355 on a coffee mug on eBay – a mug he could purchase for $5 elsewhere. But when...
March 17, 2017 - 11:46am
March 16, 2017
Update: Why were charges reduced in drunk driving case?
A plea agreement in the case of a 42-year-old Sauk Centre woman accused of hitting a 23-month-old toddler with her car while driving drunk in...
March 16, 2017 - 8:31am
March 13, 2017
Man survives after car launches, hits ice
The fact that 38-year-old James Sundby of Wadena is alive after driving his car off an embankment, flying over 210 feet of open water and coming...
March 13, 2017 - 4:01pm
March 10, 2017
Bill could allow NorthStar students to earn school credits
ST. PAUL—Public high school students in Minnesota could earn up to one-third of their credits at a private school if a new state Senate...
March 10, 2017 - 4:49pm
March 9, 2017
Alexandria man facing charges for possessing counterfeit bills
An Alexandria man was arrested in Benton County after a routine traffic stop and is facing charges of possessing counterfeit currency. According...
March 9, 2017 - 8:47am