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Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
Prom and Plunge to benefit Special Olympics
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Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Girls basketball: Knights beat Wolverines in over time
Boys basketball: Knights push past Falcons in section game
Wrestling: Knights fall to Ottertail Central in section championship
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
Alice "Marmer" R. Akenson
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
1918: Local 'soldier boys' on torpedoed ship
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
September 14, 2017
Dairy council seeks candidates
The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for board positions in District 7, comprising Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope and Grant counties, and 10 other districts. Elected board members represent dairy farmers in their districts and decide how to spend...
September 14, 2017 - 10:39am
LETTER: Churches cannot advocate for candidates
To the editor: A recent letter to the editor from Sue and Greg Odell, "Pastors Should Remove Muzzles," unfortunately misinforms readers about the proper role of churches and other tax exempt organizations relative to partisan political activity.
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
May 18, 2016
COMMENTARY: Learn all you can about candidates; remember to vote
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN With all the hullabaloo going on with this year’s election, it is hard to keep the faith. Never have we seen such theatrics, at least in my lifetime. What does it all mean? Well, definitely, folks are not happy with the way things...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
LETTER: Study candidates and go vote
To the editor: Our country is in trouble. The founders trusted in God and our Constitution was based on biblical principles. Once the teachers led in prayer and read the Bible to their students. Now people in our government have passed laws that do not allow them or the children to...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Three finalists named for judgeship
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Thursday, March 17 it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill a current vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Conrad I....
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Analysis: Rubio, Sanders do not dominate delegate count
There is no doubt Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders won the presidential nods Tuesday from those who attended Minnesota Republican and Democratic precinct caucuses, but the victories may not have been as big as they appear at first glance. Headlines like “Rubio and Sanders win” do...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Being president is not for me
For the past year or more we have been hearing from candidates seeking to become the next president of the United States. Sometimes I wonder who would really want the job, when I think about it. While it sounds grand to be one of the most important people in the free world, it comes...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
LETTER: Apparently, the fix is in
To the editor: There is a real danger to democracy in using the power and money of the U.S. government for the purpose of destroying the minority party. Congressman Kevin McCarthy bragged about using the Benghazi hearings to discredit Hillary Clinton on Fox News. These are tactics...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Editorial: Less than two months to learn about candidates
With summer slowly fading, people’s attention is turning to politics. Some have a lot of catching up to do. Last month’s primary election drew only about 21 percent of the eligible voters in the county. That was better than the statewide turnout of about 13 percent but indicates...
September 9, 2014 - 11:54am
August 30, 2013
Candidates for Seventh Judicial District recommended to Governor Dayton
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced recently that it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Thomas Knapp....
August 30, 2013 - 9:05am
April 5, 2013
Seventh Judicial Court candidates recommended
The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable James Hoolihan.
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
An educational debate
Two candidates vying for a spot on the Alexandria School Board talked about bullying, early childhood education, the budget, teacher evaluations,...
November 2, 2012 - 8:00am
Gildea claims experience; Griffith wants public vote
Lorie Gildea campaigns on her record of Minnesota chief justice, telling voters she helped get more court funding and that she makes decisions based on the law, not her feelings. Challenger Dan Griffith does not criticize Gildea, but blasts how she got into office: by governor appointment...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
October 30, 2012
Alexandria School Board candidates to speak at forum tonight
A forum featuring Alexandria School District 206 candidates Laura Knudsen and Angie Krebs will take place tonight, Tuesday, at Alexandria City Hall at 7 p.m. The forum will feature opening statements from each candidate, with the remainder of the forum time dedicated to questions...
October 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Romney, Obama show rural issue differences
Questionnaires and other sources provide a glimpse into what President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney think about rural issues, since they seldom discuss the topic on the campaign trail. In short, a Romney surrogate said the Republican presidential candidate's...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am