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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
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
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
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
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
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October 7, 2016
Understanding aging parents' future is focus of workshop
Though some may feel ill-prepared, having healthy conversations enables both adult children and their parents to arrive at a common understanding as to a parent's vision for their future. In a free, educational workshop entitled "Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age," participants...
October 7, 2016 - 3:00am
September 28, 2016
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
Parents and their children are invited to attend Big Vehicle Day, sponsored by Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Board, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Woodland Elementary School playground in Alexandria. All families are welcome. Vehicle owners and drivers volunteer...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Options available for early childhood education
Parents of young children want options when it comes to preschool. According to Lynn Jenc, Community Education director for Alexandria School District 206, they also want quality education that is affordable. A structured curriculum is also important, along with up-to-date technology...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
Changes improve child support services
Child support is a lifeline for more than 250,000 Minnesota children and their families. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared August Child Support Awareness Month in Minnesota to highlight the importance of child support and recent changes to make the system work better for families. Minnesota...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Put the fun back in parenting
Busy parents are often challenged to balance family life and work life, but what if they could guide children to solve their own problems, set...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Watching wildlife wonders
Osakis Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) recently got out of the classroom and went on educational adventures around the area. First, 115...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Kids put safety skills to the test
Children learned about bike safety, had fun testing their skills on an obstacle course and won cool prizes in Alexandria Saturday. It was all...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
LETTER: Please stop wrecking our playground
Editor’s note: The following letter is written by 4 and 5 year olds from Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool. They have been having trouble with vandalism in their outdoor playground and the children wanted their voices heard. To the editor: We are kids at Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool....
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Be proactive with children's dental health
To the editor: February, National Children’s Oral Health Awareness Month, is coming to a close, but parents and caregivers need to be proactive all year long when it comes to dental care for children.
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
Dentists work to 'give kids a smile'
Children in need of dental care will now have the chance to get it for free. Minnesota dentists have created a statewide network of volunteer professionals who will provide free dental care services for up to 5,000 children on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6. Dentists at more...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
LETTER: We have a moral obligation to children
To the editor: Are you really seeing what you think you’re seeing? That is the question that bothers us all: when to report suspected abuse or neglect, and who should be reporting. The answer is: All of us. Even if you see something on the street, you are not mandated to report....
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
LETTER: Children encouraged to make sense of world
To the editor: “The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” This quote by Bill Gates represents our future. We need to invest time and money into early childhood education programs. In the early years of a child’s life, their brain is constantly forming....
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
LETTER: Prevent children from being abused
To the editor: In 2013, approximately 679,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect. How can we reduce the number of children being abused each year? As child care professionals, we feel this is an important question everyone should ask themselves. Are we doing all we can to...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
Out & About Around the County: Teddy Bear Band performs in Alexandria
Children and parents hopped, twirled, danced and clapped to the Teddy Bear Band during a performance at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
'Person of interest' named in Wetterling case
Just a block from Annandale Middle School, in a neighborhood full of children, stands the home of Dan Heinrich, who was charged October 29 in federal court with possession of child pornography. Heinrich has been named a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling abduction case. The...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am