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AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Alexandria turkey visits governor
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 18
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
hires and promotions
on the street
June 15, 2017
Kensington kicks up its heels this weekend
A big celebration will take place in Kensington this weekend, June 16-18. Kensington Runestone Days will feature fun and games for children; lots of food; a pageant; street dances; fireworks; softball, bean bag and golf tournaments; crafts and vendors; water wars; bingo; car show;...
June 15, 2017 - 5:43pm
December 16, 2016
Wagon driver injured when horses spooked dies
WILLMAR, Minn. — Fred Zwart, the horse-drawn wagon driver injured in a Saturday crash during a Christmas light celebration in rural Willmar,...
December 16, 2016 - 9:15am
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
The Runestone Museum will present its annual Christmas in the Fort, featuring the Parade of Trees, on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fort Alexandria. This holiday celebration is free and open to the public. Santa will make an appearance, and goodies and cider will be served....
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
September 9, 2016
Get ready for Moonshine Madness
Get ready for a gangster good time in Osakis. This Saturday, Sept. 10 is the third annual Moonshine Madness. Residents and visitors are invited...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
The Millerville Butter Days wouldn’t be complete without its pig races, parade or, of course, its annual butter carving contest. All these...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
A knockout Party in the Street
Alexandria area residents were in the mood for a party Friday. They turned out in droves for the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association’s...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
'Party in the Street' takes place today
Are you ready to party? The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (ADMA) is hosting the third annual “Party in the Street” today, Friday,...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
Oscar Lake celebration to include lunch
Oscar Lake Lutheran Church of rural Farwell is seeking reservations for the noon meals to be served during its 150th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. Saturday's events will include visits to the original cemetery, lunch and a 1:30 p.m. program. On...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: Join in the celebration of National Public Health Week
By Sandy Tubbs, PHN, Administrator, Horizon Public Health, Alexandria, MN All across the nation, during the week of April 4-10, 2016, state and local public health departments are being recognized for their role in bringing community partners together to create a healthier community...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Annual Chamber celebration set for Feb. 11
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual celebration on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include a business meeting, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and casual business networking. The 2015 board...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Moonshine Madness hits Osakis
Madness is coming to the town of Osakis…Moonshine Madness, that is. Everyone is invited to slip on a flapper dress or zoot suit and celebrate...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 4, 2014
Historical Solem Lutheran Church to hold Fall Festival September 14
The Historical Solem Lutheran Church in Kensington will hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 14 at 2 at the church. The public...
September 4, 2014 - 2:03pm
September 3, 2014
Out and About - around the county this week - Explosion Alexandria
A new Labor Day tradition was started this weekend, with the first-ever Explosion Alexandria! Part of the proceeds from the event will go to...
September 3, 2014 - 8:21am
August 13, 2014
Out and About - around the county this week - Garfield celebration
Good times were had by people of all ages in Garfield Saturday during the town’s annual summer celebration. The day’s activities included...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
Kensington to celebrate History with Eleanor Day
On Saturday, February 23 at noon, the Kensington Area Heritage Society (KAHS) will host its fifth annual History with Eleanor Day in Kensington's Community Center. This year's event commemorates the return of Kensington's depot to the village in June 2012.
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am