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Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
Economist gives Fargo audience glimpse into Trump's world
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
Abduction suspect seeks to suppress evidence
New legislators start as Legislature begins
Boys hockey: Cardinals skate past Otters and head into semifinals
Up to the challenge: Alexandria's Bailey brushes aside nerves to help the Cards to state
Sports Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 20
Gymnastics: Alexandria takes third in section meet
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
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)
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
Dirk Morgan Hezlep
Curtis H. Weber
DiAnn E. Bakke
Ryan L. Beers
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
on the street
February 3, 2018
God loves us just because
I'm not above a bribe, particularly when it comes to getting my kids to try something new. Last year during swimming lessons, my kids were determined...
February 3, 2018 - 10:36am
January 14, 2018
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
Have you ever been grateful to be judged by others? On Wednesday, a friend of mine, Christa Thompson, posted on her Facebook page that she was...
January 14, 2018 - 10:53am
January 11, 2018
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Delving into the history of the Douglas County Library for a number of projects last year gave me an interesting reminder of how different the library is today than when it was first established in the 1890s. In fact, the Alexandria Public Library that I first entered almost 36 years...
January 11, 2018 - 8:24am
December 3, 2017
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
During this exciting and sometimes overwhelming time of the year, the Douglas County Library can help make your holidays jollier and less stressful.
December 3, 2017 - 2:51pm
Library friends back new writers, fun events
If you are reading this column today, it is quite likely that you may not recognize the name Allen Eskens. Those fortunate enough to attend the special night at the Carnegie Library put on by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation on Oct. 16 got to meet Allen. Others may...
November 3, 2017 - 3:38pm
October 14, 2017
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Not long ago, I was getting into my car at the gas station when a toddler from the car next to me gave me an exuberant wave and a "Hi!" as his mom lifted him out of his car seat. His wave brought an instant smile to my face as I waved back. It was the type of greeting you might give...
October 14, 2017 - 4:37pm
October 12, 2017
Farmer deadlines approaching
Excessive rain has caused an extremely late start to the harvest season, and our dedicated farmers here in Douglas County face a daunting task to safely and quickly harvest crops. Saturated fields will take time to dry out, and concerns continue to arise about late-season disease...
October 12, 2017 - 5:06am
July 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
The first time I held a pistol, my hands dropped beneath its unexpected weight. "Dang. This feels deadly," I thought. It belonged to a roommate, who was showing us his collection of guns. I was entranced and repelled. "Be careful," its cold weight said. "I can take a life."
July 16, 2017 - 7:31am
July 2, 2017
We can celebrate freedom in Christ every day
By Greg Odell, Retired Pastor Beginning July 1 to December 31 we have only 184 days left of 2017. We have been so busy that this year just flew...
July 2, 2017 - 11:35am
Fair doesn't mean we all get the same
When I was a kid, one of my favorite cereals was KIX cereal. The KIX commercial showed a young girl sitting at her kitchen table with two bowls in front of her, and another girl sitting nearby. The girl then proceeded to count out the number of KIX she was putting in each bowl....1,...
June 2, 2017 - 9:29am
May 17, 2017
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at...
May 17, 2017 - 5:08am
May 11, 2017
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
The annual harbinger of spring has arrived. The spring lawn care questions have begun in earnest, specifically, when to start treating for crabgrass. If you want to preemptively strike out against this menace, the following information should help in your home lawn defense.
May 11, 2017 - 4:07pm
May 7, 2017
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 130,000 Americans each year. That is one of every 20 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Stroke...
May 7, 2017 - 6:01pm
May 4, 2017
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
It's no secret that I'm a devoted fan of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," both movies and books. They're full of rich characters, masterful prose, real themes, rolling landscapes, inspiring music and a history so expansive that you would willingly believe that it actually...
May 4, 2017 - 12:07pm
April 27, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
1917, 100 years ago: The effects of the war conditions are already beginning to be felt. Notices are being posted stating there is no credit given by merchants for flour and sugar. Cutloaf sugar is practically out of the market now. ... Lost: Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road,...
April 27, 2017 - 8:19am