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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
EDITORIAL: It's time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
opinion / editorials
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
COMMENTARY: Broadband Internet isn't nice, it's necessary
By Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, St. Paul, MN Minnesota’s rural communities are the economic and cultural backbone of our state. Rural communities provide Minnesotans with good job opportunities in a diverse range of industries from farming to forestry, and machinery to medical research....
opinion / commentaries
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
November 15, 2013
Bringing broadband to Greater Minnesota
Gary Evans provides keynote address at gathering of city leaders
November 15, 2013 - 8:39am
September 18, 2013
From books to broadband
The governor's task force on broadband held a meeting on September 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. The meeting began with a welcome by Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson and an Introducing Libraries presentation by Jennifer Nelson of the State Library...
News / state
September 18, 2013 - 6:35am
March 25, 2013
Senate approves measure that supports broadband access for rural areas
U.S Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that the U.S. Senate has approved a bipartisan amendment they introduced to promote investment in broadband infrastructure for rural areas. The amendment is part of the Senate's 2014 budget blueprint that passed...
March 25, 2013 - 10:16am
September 5, 2010
High-speed Internet service needed for rural Minnesota
Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that needed just two...
News / region
September 5, 2010 - 10:10am
August 24, 2010
Rural Minnesota waits for high-speed Internet
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that...
August 24, 2010 - 4:11pm
March 27, 2010
Rural communities get nearly $5 million for broadband development
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday $4.8 million to increase broadband access in rural communities across Minnesota. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities...
March 27, 2010 - 2:22pm
March 7, 2010
Projects will improve broadband communications in rural areas
Twenty-two broadband infrastructure projects will give rural residents in 18 states or territories access to improved economic and educational opportunities, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced the funding Thursday. Money for the projects is being provided...
News / region
March 7, 2010 - 11:15am
November 28, 2009
Speedy Internet could boost rural Minnesota
November 28, 2009 - 11:36am
June 16, 2009
Klobuchar bill aims to save broadband money
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Minnesotans get frustrated enough with road construction and paying taxes that they should not have to put up with both when unnecessary, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says. The Minnesota Democrat and other U.S. senators are pushing a bill to require that when a state...
June 16, 2009 - 7:45am
March 4, 2009
New map shows broadband available to 92 percent of Minnesotans
A preliminary version of the broadband map ordered by the Legislature last session has been made public. It was presented to the Senate Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee, the House Telecommunication Division, and the Broadband Task Force earlier this month. The...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am