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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
VFW baseball: 15s salvage split after late rally falls just short in opener
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 20, 2012
Evansville Art Center hosts several events
The Evansville Art Center (EAC) in Evansville is hosting the following literary events next weekend. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit the newly-renovated Free Lending Library during its grand opening. New bookcases, flooring, and a revised and...
Library / Life
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Half a million free books to be given away
Volunteer book lovers in 5,000 communities across America, including Alexandria, will give away half a million free books on - April 23 (the birthday of William Shakespeare). The efforts are part of World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to give away free, specially printed...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 8, 2012
Group plans to ship agricultural books to Africa
Books For Africa (BFA) has begun a new initiative to collect and ship much-needed agricultural libraries to schools, universities and government agencies in Africa. The project is modeled after BFA's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative in which law books and law libraries...
April 8, 2012 - 2:56pm
Minnesota Historical Society offers popular history titles on sale
Ten popular history titles from the Minnesota Historical Society Press/Borealis Books are on sale for just $4.99 each through the end of January. For a complete list of titles, please click on or see the list, below. Topics include Civil War, American Indian, Scandinavian American,...
January 8, 2012 - 2:40pm
March 25, 2011
Four area authors featured at Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria will celebrate regional writers with four authors scheduled to be on hand for book signings on Saturday, March 26 from noon to 2 p.m. The four authors being featured are: Deb Mercier's newest book is Wrestling with a Werewolf, which she co-authored...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Minnesota author to visit Alexandria
Minnesota author Will Weaver will be in Alexandria this week. He'll be at a book signing at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Later that day, at 7 p.m. Weaver will speak at the meeting room of the Douglas...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Authors to visit Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books is pleased to announce the following author visits and book signings: Saturday, August 21, the book store will enjoy a return visit from author/illustrator Don Houseman. His second children's book, Harvey and His Friends' Great Fishing Adventure, will be featured...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School Library asks for help in purchasing books
The upcoming school year presents plenty of challenges to the students and staff of Wadena-Deer Creek High School. In the aftermath of the tornado...
News / region
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
All-point bulletin...Residents urged to be on the lookout for MN Crime Wave authors
Not since the 1930s have authorities across the Midwest been put on such high alert... Not since the demise of the dime novel and pulp detective...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Did you hear the one about the librarian? After nearly 28 years, she's checking out
With all the stories she has heard from all the people she has met, Trish Conroy thinks she should write a book. And she'll have plenty of time...
Library / News
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
ATC child care conference features author, illustrator
An annual child care conference, Caring for Kids and Those Who Care, will take place Saturday, October 10 at Alexandria Technical College (ATC). The keynote session will feature the well-known Minnesota children's author and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, Nancy Carlson....
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Letter - Every child has the right to read
To the editor: "The ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books to one child, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is one book to 300 children ... in addition, over 80 percent of child care centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Author Polly Grose to sign novel at Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in downtown Alexandria will welcome author Polly Grose for a book signing this Friday, December 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Grose, author of three books about her Quaker ancestors, has turned her pen to her own life, inviting readers into the story of the love of her...
December 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
Spike Carlsen to visit Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria will welcome author Spike Carlsen to the store on Thursday, September 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Carlsen will be signing copies of his newly released book, A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats. The book is...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Author of book about Michelangelo to visit Alexandria
Author Angela K. Nickerson will visit Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Thursday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Nickerson's book, A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome, was just released in April. This spring marks the 500th anniversary of one of the world's best-loved works of art: Michelangelo's...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am