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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
December 7, 2017
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
Kids can huff and puff all they want to test the strength of the houses they build. The "Three Little Pigs" makerspace at the Douglas County...
December 7, 2017 - 1:22pm
July 22, 2017
Celebrating butter in Millerville
Children scramble to catch flying discs and candy during the annual Millerville Butter Days Festival Saturday afternoon. Other events throughout...
July 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
May 27, 2017
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
To the editor: Our children are under attack. Suicide has always been a problem in our society, but now there are a couple of things which are glorifying and pushing it on our kids like nothing before. The first is one of those "challenge games" called "Blue Whale," which primarily...
May 27, 2017 - 8:35am
March 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Help Ronald McDonald House help families
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria MN Pop tabs. Such little things. Yet little things can make a big difference. My family spent the holidays this past year in a way no parent wants to spend them. My son Matt developed complications from an earlier surgery on his spine and doctors discovered...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 11, 2017
Heart full of hope
GRAND FORKS — Her pregnancy was progressing well when Cassie Marka headed to the clinic for a 20-week ultrasound procedure in the spring...
February 11, 2017 - 1:12pm
January 13, 2017
Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for children
Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 3 and 4. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association has more than 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. To locate a...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Dress children appropriately
To the editor: We are contacting you in concern of winter safety for children. The weather is now below freezing and can be dangerous if not wearing appropriate clothing. Children have to wait outside for the bus before school and while at school they are outside for recess. A safety...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Museum branches out
Colleen Boesen used one word to describe the future of the Runestone Museum: bright. Boesen, a long-time museum board member, said, "It's amazing...
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Now in its fourth year of the annual Toys for Kids program, the Runestone Detachment 1409, Marine Corps League, of Alexandria is requesting toy donations from the public. Toys for Kids is a community service project that is conducted annually during November and December. It distributes...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
December 2, 2016
Honor children at candlelight service
Members of the community who have been touched by the death of a child at any age, from any cause, are invited to attend a special candlelight remembrance service. The 14th annual service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 221 Seventh Ave. W.,...
December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
Ready or not, winter is here. Along with it tends to come sniffles, weight gain and the doldrums that seem to set in just after the holidays. During these cold winter months, physical activity is proven to help children and adults stay healthy, both mentally and physically. The American...
November 25, 2016 - 9:17am
November 9, 2016
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Donate books to children through Project Bookshelf
New books are a welcome gift at Christmastime. Project Bookshelf gathers new books for children ages preschool through high school for distribution with the Jingle Bells Foundation's annual Christmas baskets in December. The program serves families across Central Minnesota and is...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
The city of Carlos invites youth to attend a Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carlos Town Hall. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. This free event is co-sponsored by Carlos Lions and Liberty Livewires 4-H Club of Nelson. Children will get to show off their...
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am
October 7, 2016
Foster parents needed for kids
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking foster parents for kids who need a safe and stable home. "Foster parents have the potential to change the lives of children who may have experienced chaos, loss and trauma in their lives," said Mary Weaver, foster care coordinator. Children...
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am