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Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
More snow, frigid temps on the way
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
Alexandria boys hockey: A Strong hat trick leads Alexandria to 5-5 tie
Alexandria girls hockey: Cardinals move to 2-2 after loss to St. Cloud
Shot in the arm? New pitch-count policy draws mixed reviews locally
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Second Sunday concert features Christmas sing-along
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
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
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
April 20, 2016
Franken fights to preserve historic duck stamp program
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve the historic “duck stamp” program, which is an annual stamp that waterfowl hunters in Minnesota and across the country purchase each season. Every year there’s a contest for artists to...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Out & About Around the County: Holiday Crafter's Tour
The Alexandria area bustled with activity last weekend during the annual Juried Holiday Crafter’s Tour. The juried tour ran Thursday through...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 10, 2014
Embark on a Plein air painting adventure
There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the area: painting en plein air. The phrase, which is French for “painting in the open air,” gave Eileen...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
LRAC presentation explains grants
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is holding Meet and Greet presentations locally. The following presentations are free and open to the public: --Tuesday, August 13, 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore, Alexandria, and at 7 p.m. at the Thorson Memorial Library,...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Festival of the Lakes to kick off Saturday
The 2013 Alexandria Festival of the Lakes will celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), English composer, conductor and pianist. The 21st annual professional chamber music concert series is slated for August 3, 11, 14 and 18 at United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Adult...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
It's time for Art in the Park
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will hold its 38th annual Art in the Park Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 in Alexandria City Park,...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Susan Fryer Voigt to lead art workshop
The Brush and Palette Club is hosting a workshop led by artist Susan Fryer Voigt Wednesday, August 7 through Friday, August 9 at the Carlos Town Hall. The workshop is open to the public; class size is limited to 20. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Visit artists in their studios
The Art of the Lakes Studio Tour 2013 will feature the work of numerous area artists, including nine Douglas County artists. It is free and open...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Young artists' workshop set for July 18-19
The Alexandria Brush and Palette Club will sponsor a young artist's workshop Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Alexandria. The workshop is open to youth ages 10-16. Only 15 spots are available. Instructors Dori Otterson, Caryn Olson...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
New art exhibit opens to community
Alex ArtWorks' Third Thursdays Art Show opens for the season on Thursday, June 20. The other two shows will take place on Thursdays, July 18...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Entries sought for Humanities Fine Arts exhibit
The Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Morris is accepting entries for the Local Color: Artists from the Lake Region exhibit. It will survey West Central Minnesota artists, working in a range of mediums and subject matter, residing in Becker, Clay,...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
September 2, 2011
Everyone has a story
Stories have connected people for generations. It is through these stories that history is shared and communities are developed. A special short course series titled "Everyone Has a Story," is being offered to engage area residents to discover these stories and the history shared. Ten...
September 2, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Brush and Palette Club to host workshop June 22-24
The Alexandria Brush and Palette Club will host a workshop, "Exploring Atmospheric Conditions," featuring artist Michele Melina Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. First impressions, a story, the...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Artists needed for mixed media exhibit
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) invites artists living in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties to submit entry applications for a "Juried Mixed Media Exhibit." All artists and crafts people meeting the residential and age requirements...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Career development grants available for area artists
Any individual artist living in the Lakes Region Arts Council (LRAC) region is invited to participate in the upcoming Career Development grant round. The purpose of the Career Development Grant Program is to provide financial support to artists committed to advancing their careers. Applicants...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am