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Alexandria turkey visits governor
Bjerke 'made a difference,' earns Christian award
Police honored for work on mental illness cases
Corn, soybean yields down but still a good crop
A tricky transplant: Iraq veteran found a kidney donor but needs temporary housing
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 17
Eagles Horseshoes honor champs for 2017
Alexandria Bantam A team wins Blue Ox Tournament bracket
Yohnke feeling out his football future
Volleyball: Knights' Kreft, Sanstead named all-conference
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
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June 2, 2017
State to hire contractor to assess potential use of western Minnesota private prison
APPLETON - Legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton did not make it through...
June 2, 2017 - 9:50pm
April 5, 2017
House approves bill reopening Appleton private prison
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton,...
April 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
July 29, 2016
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
KERKHOVEN, Minn. - A flying enthusiast from west-central Minnesota known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in...
July 29, 2016 - 1:39pm
April 22, 2016
Westrom wants to re-open prison in Appleton
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system, Westrom noted. Closed...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but on March 23 said that under certain circumstances could consider buying the facility. “It is not going to happen this session, unless they override my veto,” Dayton...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2010
Closed Appleton prison could receive federal contract
APPLETON - Optimism is high that Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton will reopen its doors to house federal inmates, with the potential of hiring back the 400 employees who lost their jobs when the facility closed Feb. 2. The Corrections Corporation of America, which owns the...
September 12, 2010 - 8:18am
May 4, 2010
Former Appleton, Minn., man sentenced to 52 months for wife's death
BENSON, Minn. -- A 35-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 52 months in prison for second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife. It was the maximum possible sentence. Andrew Gordon Lemcke shot Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, in their Appleton home on Sept. 12, 2004. The...
May 4, 2010 - 5:38am
December 26, 2009
Appleton inmate files suit for sex assault by kitchen supervisor
APPLETON -- A 42-year-old man is claiming he was sexually abused by a female kitchen supervisor while he was an inmate at Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. The inmate filed a civil lawsuit Dec. 17 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota seeking damages from the former supervisor,...
December 26, 2009 - 9:01am
December 5, 2009
Correctional facility in Appleton to close soon
December 5, 2009 - 7:46am
August 11, 2009
Appleton prison will not hold Alaska inmates
APPLETON -- Hopes that inmates from Alaska could fill empty beds at the Prairie Correctional Facility were dashed on Monday. The Alaska Department of Corrections did not select the facility to hold its prisoners being housed outside of the state, according to information from Prairie...
August 11, 2009 - 4:31pm
March 2, 2009
Funeral services for Marlys Schlieman were held on Thursday afternoon, February 26th, 2009, at 1:30 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton...
March 2, 2009 - 9:59am
February 26, 2009
Alexandria Area lawmakers want state to send more convicts to private prison
ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota legislators from the Alexandria area want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years. Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise. The 776 medium security...
February 26, 2009 - 1:53pm