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Building remains strong in Alexandria
Five things to know from city council
Alexandria upgrades office technology
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
Gas prices expected to rise for summer
Boys golf: Osakis 13th for pre-sections at Blackberry Ridge
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Track and field: Cards take second at Sabre Quad
Boys golf: Cards win 16-team invite at Perham
Track and Field: Roste ties school record as Cards win at Sartell
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Norman Allen Potvin
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Eudoris V. Hagen
Orville E. Lien
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 10, 2017
Big Ole Round-Up delivers stories of strength, hope
The 13th annual Big Ole Round-Up is a fellowship weekend for members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon. Everyone is invited to attend this event starting on Friday, March 17, at 3 p.m. to Sunday, March 19, at noon at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Speakers over the three-day weekend...
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
Big Oles and Little Lenas
Music and laughter could be heard inside the Runestone Museum on Friday, Jan. 27, as the inaugural "Big Ole — Little Lena Ball," a father...
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
It's time for fathers to escort their daughters to an evening of dancing and entertainment. The Big Ole — Little Lena Ball will be held...
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
August 26, 2016
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
Big Ole has a fresh paint job, and next week, he'll briefly have an accessory to complement it. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
LETTER: Big Ole's makeover a success
To the editor: As a resident of Alexandria, it has been interesting to watch the progress on the repair/restoration/makeover of our landmark statue. It appears the project was completed this week and Big Ole is one good looking Viking. The craftsman who worked so diligently on the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
End is near for Big Ole repairs
Big Ole, in all his 28-foot-tall fiberglass stature, is getting closer and closer to being completely repaired. Some unforeseen circumstances...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Walk for mental health
To celebrate May as Mental Health Month, the Douglas County Local Advisory Council on Adult Mental Health will sponsor a Mental Health Walk on Thursday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Walkers will meet at Big Ole in Alexandria and walk to and from City Hall. The Evansville Arts Coalition...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Big Ole stands vulnerable; new shield to be built
Big Ole is looking a bit vulnerable this week. The Fiberglas giant was forced to set down his shield. Structural and aesthetic repairs continue...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Big Ole Round-Up delivers strength, hope to alcoholics
The 12th annual Big Ole Round-Up, a fellowship weekend for members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon, will be held Friday through Sunday, March 11-13 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Everyone is invited to attend. Speakers over the three-day weekend include recovering alcoholics...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Feeling the blues
Big Ole is feeling a little blue these days. Primer paint covers the back of his cape down to his boots. But he will be better off in the...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 25, 2015
Big support for big statue
Fundraising goal met; public can help decide Big Ole’s new look
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
Grant to help cover Big Ole’s repair job
Runestone Museum ramps up fundraising momentum
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
July 30, 2015
In the Know: Big Ole needs a big party for his 50th
Alexandria! My Home Town! I was privileged to be born and raised here. I was always proud to say I was from here. I always intended to return here. This past year has proven that the world is starting to discover that I was right. That’s a good feeling. Being right, that is. Every...
July 30, 2015 - 11:51am
June 26, 2015
Big Ole gets big repairs
50-year-old statue is showing its age but will soon get $24,500 makeover
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
March 13, 2015
Part 2 of ‘My Saga’ notes visit to Runestone Museum in Alexandria
Author tracks Vikings travels for New York Times Magazine
March 13, 2015 - 11:42am