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19-year-old Minn. woman dies in skiing accident after striking tree
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21
Minnesotans fight to change federal law allowing government to recover estates for Medicaid costs
Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Patriots QB Tom Brady’s ties to central Minn. town makes return to state nostalgic
Wrestling: Knights win eighth straight dual
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Anthony "Tony" Mark Olhausen
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Maureen Marie Bruzik
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Central Lakes Trail
September 11, 2017
Police with pedals promote safety on bike trail
When it comes to bike patrol in Alexandria, James Ross is a force of one. The Alexandria Police Department runs a special effort to keep the...
September 11, 2017 - 6:34am
June 7, 2017
Brandon-Evansville fourth-graders apply bike safety lessons
Fourth-graders in Brandon-Evansville made swift use of the bicycle safety lesson they got recently. Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Alexander...
June 7, 2017 - 6:00am
May 1, 2017
Update: Girl who apparently drowned was longboarding along the trail
A 12-year-old Alexandria girl who died in an apparent drowning along the Central Lakes Trail may have been skateboarding, Douglas County Sheriff...
May 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
January 18, 2017
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
New improvements are in the works for the Central Lakes Trail in Osakis. Dan Wessell from the Osakis Area Chamber of Commerce revealed the plans...
January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
October 12, 2016
Help for bikers on the trail
If you run into a problem while bicycling on the Central Lakes Trail near Alexandria, help is just a short pedal away. A new Saris "Cycle Rescue...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
April 17, 2015
Meetings to shed light on proposed new trail
Here’s a chance to learn about a major new trail system that’s planned in Alexandria. The city of Alexandria will hold two public information meetings on the proposed East Watershed Trail project. The trail would run approximately six miles from the wetlands near Dakota Street...
April 17, 2015 - 9:05am
April 25, 2014
‘Minnesota Parks West’ premiere to be held May 8
The public is invited to attend a free sneak preview of a new local production, Minnesota Parks West, on Thursday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center at 305 East 5th Street in Starbuck. A social hour will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a showing of the...
April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Exhibitors sought for 9th annual Quilts Along the Trail show
On Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Osakis will host the 9th annual Quilts Along the Trail show. It will take place along the Central Lakes Trail in downtown Osakis. The event showcases the talent and skills of central Minnesota quilters. It is free and open to the public....
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Are you using the right side of the trail?
Whether on foot or on wheels, countless people use the scenic Central Lakes Trail each day. While strolling, dashing or gliding along, common...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 1, 2010
Trail to temporarily close Friday
The Central Lakes Trail will be temporarily closed the morning of Friday, September 3 from Osakis to Garfield. Fresh oil will be applied to the trail, which should take about an hour or two to dry. The trail will be closed until the oil dries.
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Bike tour to take place Saturday
A bicycle tour on the Central Lakes Trail will take place this Saturday, August 28. The public is invited to join the naturalist from Lake Carlos...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
How safe is the trail? Sexual assault near Melrose raises issue
Although trouble along the Central Lakes Trail is an infrequent occurrence, it's definitely something to keep in mind before pounding the pavement. "It's...
August 12, 2009 - 12:05am
Group seeks to improve trail system
Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles submitted by the Alex Area Stewards - a local group that has defined 13 key "destiny drivers" that will shape the region's future. If you find a destiny driver that ignites your passion for the future, call the stewardship committee...
June 12, 2009 - 12:05am