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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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
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
December 7, 2016
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Looking for some scrumptious baked goods to serve at your holiday gatherings? The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, near the Brass Lantern at Viking Plaza in Alexandria, from 9 a.m. until all the goodies are gone. Those who wish...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
October 16, 2015
LETTER: Profoundly grateful for encouragement and support
To the editor: To the many friends who have held us up with encouragement and support, Caryn and I give our heartfelt thanks. We have received an incredible outpouring of phone calls, cards, emails, letters to the editor, personal greetings, and ceaseless prayers. We are profoundly...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
June 15, 2013
Come across a wild baby animal? Leave it alone
This is the time of year when young animals are scampering about lawns, roadsides and just about everywhere else in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Birds are falling out of their nests and many types of wild baby animals can be mistaken as abandoned...
June 15, 2013 - 9:15am
March 17, 2013
Experts shares five myths about dogs and their behavior
It's the kind of headline that makes dog behaviorist Melissa Berryman's blood boil: "Dog on Trial after Attacking Child." According to the report, a pointer-hound mix named Milo, a dog that had never caused any problems, was napping on the couch in his home in January when a 6-year-old...
March 17, 2013 - 2:55pm
September 28, 2012
Shalom Lutheran Church to host animal blessing
Shalom Lutheran Church will host a blessing of the animals celebration on Sunday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m. on the patio by the bell tower. The blessing of the animals is a tradition that goes back to St. Francis of Assisi, who taught that God's love extends to everything God has...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 19, 2012
New consumer guide deciphers food labels
Many food labels are confusing - and some downright misleading - especially with regard to animal welfare claims. To help navigate the confusion, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has released A Consumer's Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare.
August 19, 2012 - 11:08am
August 3, 2012
Local man spots animal rarely seen around these parts
One morning a few weeks ago, Gerald Hoffman of Kensington observed a squirrel scurrying up a tree from his window. What he saw next was not so...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
1245818 Public Notice - Carlos Township Animal Ordinance
Public Notice Publish May 4, 2011 CARLOS TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE NO. 2011-1 DOG AND CAT ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE CARLOS TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION 1. LIMITATIONS IN OWNERSHIP No family, group of persons or business entity, residing in Carlos Township, or conducting business in Carlos...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 30, 2010
Humane Society releases ranking of state animal protection laws
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, has released its second annual "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting,...
December 30, 2010 - 10:12am
December 19, 2010
Humane Society offers tips for the holidays
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special -- may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends. The hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage,...
December 19, 2010 - 12:37pm
December 16, 2010
Battle Lake man accused of slitting dog's thoat arrested in Colorado
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man who was on the run after being accused of slitting his dog's throat was arrested Wednesday in Colorado on other charges, authorities said. An arrest warrant was issued in July for Benjamin Stavaas when he failed to appear at a court date on the six charges...
December 16, 2010 - 3:43pm
September 17, 2010
Lakes Area Humane Society to host the Alexandria 5K-10K Run
The Lakes Area Humane Society invites you to participate in the Alexandria 5K/10K Run on Saturday, September 18. This family-friendly event takes place at the Big Ole Park in Alexandria, with 5K/10K run check-in starting at 6:45 a.m. Check in for Scenic Dog Walk and Kids' 1K run starts...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience training
Having a well-behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society will host...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
New York Mills dog breeder sentenced for torturing animals
A New York Mills dog breeder was sentenced Friday to 20 days in jail for dog torture. Kathy Jo Bauck, former owner of Pick of the Litter dog kennels was found guilty by a jury a month ago on four counts of torture and cruelty to animals. At Friday's hearing, Judge Waldemar Senyk...
May 7, 2009 - 12:07pm
April 15, 2009
Governor re-appoints Alexandrian to animal health board
Governor Tim Pawlenty announced on Friday the reappointment of John Whitten, D.V.M., to the Board of Animal Health. Whitten, of Alexandria, is an owner and partner in the Alexandria Veterinary Clinic P.A.
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am