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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 22, 2017
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
The public is invited to attend a cancer benefit for Randy Beman on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. The...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 17, 2017
Leukemia patient awaiting donor match
On what seemed like a routine Monday morning last September, Josh Molden's parents pulled him out of class at Alexandria Area High School and...
February 17, 2017 - 1:36pm
February 15, 2017
Spaghetti dinner to benefit 'Hayloft' Bob Wallgren
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held to benefit "Hayloft" Bob Wallgren on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Herby's in Carlos. Freewill donations will be accepted. Just before Christmas, Wallgren was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He and his wife, Janet,...
February 15, 2017 - 5:42pm
January 25, 2017
Hasch's Hope Benefit is set for Jan. 28
A benefit and silent auction for Jill Hasch as she battles pancreatic cancer will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nelson Gables Governor's Room in Alexandria. All money raised will go toward assisting Hasch and her family with medical expenses. This benefit...
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
January 20, 2017
Benefit dinner to raise funds for Scott Bakke family
A dinner to benefit Scott Bakke will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at 55 Lake St. S., Forest Lake. It will raise funds for Bakke and his family to defer costs while he battles aggressive colorectal cancer. Bakke was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 43. Since that...
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
December 14, 2016
'Little Fighter' battles cancer
When she was a little girl participating in tae kwon do, Carla Wheeler's instructor gave her the nickname, "Little Fighter." Who knew how much...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Carla Wheeler, a nine-year employee of Dairy Queen South in Alexandria, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Her husband, Chris;...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Benefit set for Brian Berg
Longtime contractor and Alexandria native Brian Berg suffered cardiac arrest on June 2, resulting in an anoxic brain injury. Berg is facing a long road of rehabilitation at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul in the long-term acute care center for medically complex patients. He is currently...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 1, 2016
Bridge event to benefit Habitat for Humanity
The annual Bridge Benefit for the local Habitat for Humanity will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at First Congregational UCC in Alexandria. The event will begin with a continental breakfast, followed by the games at 9:30 a.m. Guests can attend alone or bring a partner or...
September 1, 2016 - 8:49am
July 27, 2016
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
The public is invited to attend a pancake breakfast benefit for the Steve Pederson family on Saturday, July 30 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Kensington...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Music, prayer to benefit Jon Odell
A time of special music and prayer for Alexandria resident Jon Odell will be held on Friday, May 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffee House, Sixth and Hawthorne in Alexandria. Donations will be accepted. Mark Anthony of KXRA will lead the evening of music, followed by...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
Larry Gettel benefit set
A silent auction and dinner to benefit the Larry Gettel family of Osakis will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at McDonald's North in Alexandria. McDonald's will donate 50 percent of sales to the Gettel family. On Christmas Eve, Gettel was transported by ambulance to...
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Kevin Dawson benefit set
A dinner and bingo benefit for Kevin Dawson of Alexandria will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Doors open at 6 p.m., with bingo starting at 7:30 p.m. Dawson was found incoherent by his wife and their 1-year-old on Sept. 28. He was taken by ambulance...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Janice Hollatz benefit set
A benefit for Janice Hollatz will be held Saturday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to midnight at Leaf Valley Town Hall. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with DJ David Kraemer performing at 8 p.m. A free-will offering will be accepted. There will also be a silent auction all evening and...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Dean Eblen benefit set
A taco feed, silent auction and bake sale to benefit Dean Eblen of Villard will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Corral...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am