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Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Grabbing groceries for a cause (w/video)
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Woman charged with felony theft
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Cards well represented in all-star series
Baseball: Knights look to build on 14-win season
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
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
Lynda L (Halvorson) Mackie
Nancy A. Pedersen
Karen Jane (Evavold) Latzel
Janice Carol Schultz
Donald W. Anderson
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
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
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 24, 2017
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
ST. PAUL — Adding new commodities to Minnesota's farming industry accounts for a portion of state agriculture funding proposed by the House,...
March 24, 2017 - 2:34pm
March 20, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 13, 2017
City hires company to build new website
A new city website, a ground lease on the airport, seasonal liquor licenses and other odds and ends were part of the Alexandria City Council's March 13 meeting. Here's a recap of items not reported in other stories about the meeting. New website The council agreed to hire CyberSprout...
March 13, 2017 - 11:48pm
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
February 13, 2017
Alex Tech to hold graduation at RCC
The Alexandria Technical and Community College received a special event permit from the Alexandria City Council to hold its commencement at the Runestone Community Center on May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. This will mark the third straight year the event will take place at the RCC. As in...
February 13, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 27, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to raise Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 27, 2017 - 9:00am
January 25, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 25, 2017 - 2:44pm
January 3, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
December 20, 2016
Alexandria school levy goes down
Taxpayers in the Alexandria School District should be happy with next year's tax levy. There is a significant decrease. The 12.7 percent decrease was approved at the annual Truth in Taxation meeting that took place at the Monday, Dec. 19 regular school board meeting. The 2016 payable...
December 20, 2016 - 1:37pm
December 9, 2016
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
News that Minnesota is projected to have a $1.4 billion surplus for the upcoming biennium creates promising opportunities, according to local legislators. They reacted to the Dec. 2 report with guarded optimism and with strong opinions on how the surplus should be used.
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
December 7, 2016
County increases tax levy by nearly 2 percent
Property owners in Douglas County will see their property taxes go up by nearly 2 percent for the 2017 tax year. Char Rosenow, Douglas County auditor/treasurer, provided detailed information about the county's $49 million budget and $25.9 million dollar levy Thursday, Dec. 1, during...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
ST. PAUL—What happens in Washington doesn't stay in Washington. A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make...
December 2, 2016 - 4:50pm
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state...
December 2, 2016 - 9:37am
September 30, 2016
Douglas County financial website is not free
If you want to know how much Douglas County is spending, what its budget is or historical data in regards to the tax levy, there's now an easy...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 26, 2016
Alexandria proposes small levy increase
The Alexandria City Council is proposing to increase the city levy 2.8 percent next year. The council unanimously approved the action Monday night. The levy is still preliminary and could be reduced, but not increased, after a public "truth in taxation" hearing on Monday, Dec. 12....
September 26, 2016 - 11:33pm