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County eases Rainbow Riders’ financial jam
For the record
Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault, support for victims
Walk the walk, talk the talk
Coming back from concussions
Osakis scores seven runs in first inning
Adapted bowling picks up wins versus Albany
Chargers down CGB
Chargers learning as they go
‘Cut and Curl’ to hit airwaves
Former Twin Al Newman to speak at lunch meeting
Former Twin Al Newman to speak at lunch meeting
Learn the art of watercolor at workshop
At the movies
Engaged - Lusty and Lamb
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 15
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
Engaged - Dorn and Arvidson
Spring is a time to explore
Weekly DNR news
Send your spring turkey hunting photos
Hunters ready to tackle toms
DNR Report: Pelicans ready to come back to the state
Maybel Czapiewski, 99
Funeral - Gilbert Odegaard, 70
Funeral - Robert Koch, 80
Funeral - Stanley Hawn, 86
Gerald Weatherwax, 90
Better roads and less football needed
Children and families invited to library
We must begin now to reverse climate change
An Earth Day lesson
Representative turned her back on school district
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Try growing strawberries this season
Premium soybean, grain contracts available to farmers
Propane prices still a concern
Alexandria Pro-Fab pledges $5,000 to new high school
On the street
Funeral home staff attends celebrant training
Charter announces launch of Charter TV app
Westrom urges Minnesotans to review flood insurance
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 22, 2013
From shorts to shivers
At this time last year, Douglas County residents were walking around in shorts, soaking up the warm sunshine. This year, you'd get frostbite. The temperature difference between this year's March and the previous one is astounding. On March 19, 2012, the temperature hit 75 degrees....
news / state
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 31, 2013
Brrrrr! Wind chill warning in Douglas County; some schools running late
The Douglas County area is under a windchill warning through noon on Friday. Some schools in the area are running two hours late this morning, Thursday, including Minnewaska Area and West Central Area. If you venture outside, brace yourself for dangerously cold windchills of 30...
January 31, 2013 - 7:50am
January 19, 2013
Tips for putting the brrrrrakes on winter driving crashes
As Minnesotans drive into the depths of winter and another cold snap next week, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists about important driving skills for winter road conditions and the important survival items to store in a vehicle in the case motorists become...
January 19, 2013 - 7:00am
October 25, 2012
Commerce department offers tips for saving energy, staying warm
A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. "Minnesota is known for our 10,000 lakes and freezing...
October 25, 2012 - 2:20pm
January 8, 2010
Winter safety tips for senior citizens
With the frigid temperatures we have been experiencing, I thought it might be appropriate to remind all seniors of guidelines and precautions to "winter proof" your homes and safeguard your health. When outside: Dress warmly in loose fitting clothes, in layers when possible. Use...
life / senior
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Baby it's cold outside!
Freezing winter temperatures are quickly upon us, but most Minnesotans, through years of practice and experience, know how to beat the cold. Nonetheless, deaths and injuries occur every winter because people fail to take simple precautions. Carelessness, overconfidence and ignorance...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Just how c-c-c-cold is it?
Bone-chilling temperatures this week closed schools, postponed events and shattered records in Douglas County. The temperature plunged to 31 below zero on Tuesday, easily trouncing the 24 below mark set in 1965. It didn't get much better on Wednesday when the low temperature was...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Beware of space heater claims
With the cold weather we're experiencing, many people might use electric space heaters to take off the chill. Otter Tail Power Company offers these tips for buying and using portable electric space heaters to help ensure efficiency and safety: Don't fall for claims of added efficiency...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
National Weather Service predicts record cold, warns about wind chill
The winter storm system that piled up snow on parts of West Central Minnesota Sunday is expected to send temperatures plunging overnight tonight, Monday. The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous wind chills while forecasting record-breaking sub-zero temperatures in the...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
Card boys fall to Rocori
The Cardinal boys' basketball team has been a team of streaks all season. After starting the season on a 10-game losing streak, Alexandria reeled off four straight victories. A 62-52 loss to Rocori on Monday night extended another streak that the Cardinals would rather reverse. "It...
February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
February 7, 2008
Ice Fishing Challenge still a go
Get ready to weather winter on Saturday, hearty anglers. Despite a bitterly cold, bone chilling forecast, the 8th annual Ice Fishing Challenge on Lake L'Homme Dieu is scheduled to run as planned. Saturday's high isn't expected to climb much higher than 3 below.
February 7, 2008 - 12:00am