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Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
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The day Curt Felt died
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Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
John "Jack" Burns
Ervin Jerome Hagen
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
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Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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March 17, 2018
Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
An 18-year-old man from Barrett died early Saturday, March 17, in a vehicle fire near Barrett in Grant County. A Minnesota State Patrol report said the victim's name would be released later Saturday. The report said a 1991 Olds Cutlass was northbound Highway 55 and went off the road...
March 17, 2018 - 8:53am
September 29, 2017
American pride in the cards in flag display at WCA Homecoming
Ever since watching the 1984 Olympics opening ceremony as a kid, John Kreft has wanted to partake in a card stunt, which is a display made up...
September 29, 2017 - 11:27am
September 21, 2017
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
The West Central Area Secondary School in Barrett sent out an email to parents Thursday, Sept. 21, stating the school had been placed on a soft lockdown. The email said the soft lockdown was in place for the start of the day and was expected to be lifted later in the day. Soft...
September 21, 2017 - 9:35am
March 17, 2017
Registration open for Prairie Fire's 'Tom Sawyer'
Registration is now open for Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's 31st annual day camp. This year's production is the American classic "Tom Sawyer." The camp will be held from noon to 5 p.m. the week of July 31 to Aug. 4, with three performances on the weekend, Aug. 4-6. The camp and...
March 17, 2017 - 10:00am
June 26, 2015
Auditions to be held for ‘The Nerd’
Prairie Wind Players Community Theatre in Barrett will hold auditions for its upcoming performance The Nerd. Auditions will be held on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall in Barrett. Prepared auditions are not required but will be accepted. The director Adam Molde will...
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Registrations open for children's theater camp
Registrations are open for the 26th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's production, Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, has roles for 80 young people. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 6 to 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances are Friday...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2010
Ghost visits in 'A Nice Family Gathering'
A Nice Family Gathering will be presented by the Grant County Prairie Wind Players on Thursday through Sunday, December 2 to 5 at the Historic...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Brandon man dies in construction accident
A 35-year-old Brandon man was killed in a construction accident in Barrett Friday afternoon. Mitchell J. Brethorst was operating a backhoe at the site of the old bus garage in Barrett at about 1 p.m. when a tree fell on the full-swing backhoe, pinning Brethorst in the machine, according...
September 19, 2010 - 3:17pm
September 10, 2010
Breeze catches fire
Alexandria firefighters responded to a fully engulfed vehicle fire at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. A 2000 Plymouth Breeze owned by Roxanne Barrett caught...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Prairie Wind Players to hold auditions for 'Ole and Sven Together Again'
The days are getting shorter and there's a chill in the air. This means the holiday season is just around the corner and it's time to audition for Ole and Sven Together Again. Auditions for the play, which was written by Kevin Lee of Miltona and will be presented by the Prairie Wind...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Vintage fashion show and fall luncheon set for Saturday
More than 100 fabulous original vintage fashions from the turn of the century through the 1970s will be modeled by more than 30 men, women and children at the Prairie Wind Players fundraising event. The fashion show is set for Saturday, September 26 starting at 11 a.m.
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Carving out his niche
For an artist, every stroke of a brush or mark with a pencil is done with precision. In the case of a carver, it's every cut. Osakis' Duane...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Learning new tricks
The American Water Spaniel Club held its National Specialty event in the Alexandria area on August 6-9. Hunt tests, roustabout, water derby and...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
West Central Area softball
The West Central Area softball team saw its offense explode in a 22-4 win over Wheaton on Tuesday night. The Knights scored seven runs in each of the first three innings to take control early. Alyssa Olson and Tanika Nguyen had three hits apiece. Nguyen had four RBIs. Alyssa Blair...
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Auditions planned for Prairie Wind Players Theatre
Prairie Wind Players Community Theatre will hold auditions at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett for its upcoming production Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. The auditions will take place Fridays, April 17 and 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, April 18 and 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The production...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am