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Nativity comes alive
Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Sports roundup from Friday, Dec. 2
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 22, 2016
Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
ST. PAUL—Two Minnesota Chippewa tribes were granted a permit Friday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources allowing them to harvest...
October 22, 2016 - 3:21pm
October 5, 2016
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
Minnesota drivers are slightly more likely to hit a deer on state roadways this year compared to last year, and Wisconsin drivers face about...
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
September 30, 2016
LETTER: Is there life before death?
To the editor: It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It's observed fittingly on Oct. 2, Gandhi's birthday. It's intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food around...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
August 27, 2016
Minnesota wolf population stable
ST. PAUL—Minnesota had an estimated 2,278 wolves last winter, up just a tick from the year before, according to survey results released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The winter survey estimate showed several more wolf packs across the wolf range —...
August 27, 2016 - 9:38am
December 2, 2015
Holiday goodies to help homeless animals
Looking for some scrumptious baked goods to serve at your holiday gatherings? The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
ASK A TROOPER: Should farm animals be penned securely?
Question: My neighbor has cattle and horses, and it seems like they are always getting out of their fences and many times out onto the road. Isn’t there some kind of law requiring animals to be kept a little more secure than that? Can he get into trouble with the law or get sued? Answer:...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
It's fair time!
Rides, games, animals, races, exhibits, food and more. It’s time for the Douglas County Fair. The fair starts Thursday, August 20 and continues...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Art With a Heart supports local humane society
The public is invited to attend Art with a Heart, a fine art and memorabilia auction hosted by Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria on Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the winery, 6693 County Road 34 N.W. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria. The...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
List of endangered, threatened, special concern species updated
A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative...
August 30, 2013 - 9:04am
June 28, 2013
Bob and Buckie
Bob and Katie Winter's place north of Garfield is peaceful, lakeside, private and lovely. They are a warm and welcoming couple, so you can't...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Excitement under the big top!
The Alexandria Shrine Circus entertained crowds at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Friday. The George Carden Circus International presented...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 12, 2013
College students interested in animal agriculture sought for 4-H mentor program
Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) is inviting college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor.
May 12, 2013 - 12:10pm
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
April 21, 2012
Zoo, aquarium visitors more concerned about climate change, says survey
Saint Paul, MN - People who visit zoos and aquariums are more concerned about climate change than other Americans and are willing to take action to help because they feel a connection with animals. The findings are in the final report, "Global Climate Change as Seen by Zoo and Aquarium...
April 21, 2012 - 11:35am
September 29, 2011
'Get Wild' at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria Saturday
Looking for something wild to do? A "Get Wild" animal show will take place Saturday, October 1, at 10 a.m. at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria. It will feature fun for the entire family with Lori and Jim Quistorff and some fascinating animals from around the world. You will...
September 29, 2011 - 4:01pm