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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Magnus, Malvina and Maretta (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23
Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
One-car rollover crash on I-94 sends one to hospital
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Track and field: Cards take second at Sabre Quad
Boys golf: Cards win 16-team invite at Perham
Track and Field: Roste ties school record as Cards win at Sartell
Tennis: Cards challenged, go 1-2 at home invite
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
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
Eudoris V. Hagen
Norman Allen Potvin
Orville E. Lien
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
Andes Tower Hills
March 1, 2017
Age is just a number to 84-year-old skier
After skiing most of his life, Chuck Pirila finally perfected his turning technique last year — at age 83. According to him, it's all...
March 1, 2017 - 8:00am
December 21, 2016
EDITORIAL: Be a tourist in your community
It's easy to take for granted the recreation and tourism opportunities in our own backyard. If you have visitors coming in from out of town for the holidays or you have some free time on your own, you can still be a tourist in your home community. Andes Tower Hills is one example....
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
January 22, 2016
Future of ski hill remains unknown
The future of Andes Tower Hills is still up in the air. Last summer, brothers and ski hill owners Vern and Paul Anderson approached Douglas County...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
May 29, 2015
County explores taking over ski hill
Andes Tower Hills owners consider future options
May 29, 2015 - 12:00am
November 19, 2014
Early snowfall kicks off ski season (w/video)
Last week’s early-season winter weather gave Andes Tower Hills groomers plenty of snowfall to work with as they opened their season last Saturday. Tom...
November 19, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Ski injury poses questions about safety
A significant injury suffered by a 15-year-old Villard resident and Sauk Centre High School student recently has raised questions about safety practices for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Sauk Centre ninth grader Katelyn Gierke was skiing at Andes Tower Hills earlier this month...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
Reward turns tragic on the slopes
Villard girl severely injured on school ski trip
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
November 22, 2013
Snowboard training program offered to youth
Foundation 725, now in its 10th year, will begin to meet Saturdays throughout the winter starting in December at Andes Tower Hills in Kensington. Foundation...
November 22, 2013 - 9:11am
March 14, 2012
Jumps, jams, wipeouts and wildcats - Faction Challenge winners announced
In the midst of a pre-spring thaw, snowboarders held onto what may have been the last snowboarding event of the season during the 9th annual...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Snowboarders to jam at Andes Saturday
The Faction Board Shop in Alexandria will present its ninth annual "Faction Challenge" at Andes Tower Hills this Saturday, March 10. The event is an all-day "jam session" for snowboarders, featuring a new set-up using the entire Serendipity Run at Andes. It will include jumps from...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Nashville singer to perform at Andes Tower Hills to help Benson woman
Michelle Murray, a Nashville recording artist/song writer, will be coming to the Alexandria area to help a Benson woman raise funds for medical expenses she has incurred. Elizabeth Giese was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease of the kidneys.
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Andes makes big improvements
Despite the lack of snow on the ground, Andes Tower Hills is staying hard at work during the summer months. The ski hill is undergoing some...
August 21, 2009 - 12:05am
June 26, 2009
New biking program available to area youth
Attention area youth: Do you like to bike or would like to give different styles of biking a try? If you're between the ages of 14 and 21,...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am