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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
USA Cycling investigating Erickson claims, report says
Osakis girls must submit photo to go to prom
High-speed pursuit ends with arrest
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19
Girls basketball: Panthers drop first LEC game to Underwood
Girls Basketball: Chargers crush Battle Lake
Girls basketball: B-E dominates after slow start
Boys basketball: B-E a part of log jam atop LEC after win
Girls Basketball: Osakis clinches conference title
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Bonnie Rae Coloroso
Fayette Melde Neunsinger
Perry L. Butcher
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 9, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Parents can be held legally responsible
1916, 100 years ago: E.E. Lobeck will leave for Canada to take part in the prohibition campaign now being carried on in Saskatchewan. He has assisted in the prohibition campaigns of other provinces of Canada, all of which have gone dry by good majorities. ... Wanted: Woodchoppers...
November 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' will inspire
Just in time for Veterans Day, Mel Gibson is releasing his latest faith film production, "Hacksaw Ridge," the incredible true story of PFC Desmond Doss during World War II. Private Doss was a medic determined "to serve those who are serving," albeit as a conscientious objector, refusing...
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 26, 2016
Top 10 fall garden chores
Autumn is the best time to get a step ahead in the garden. Spring is chock-full of garden work, and a little well-spent time in your garden now...
October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
From the archives
October 26, 2016 - 8:00am
October 21, 2016
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Not many years ago, schools and cities across the United States celebrated Columbus Day. There were patriotic parades. Children drew pictures...
October 21, 2016 - 9:30am
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
Anyone who knows me knows I am vehemently against smoking. And I can happily say I am a non-smoker. Wait, hold on. Let me clear that up. I am...
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
October 19, 2016
How to manage box elder bugs
Black and orange insects abound this time of year. Lately, I have had several calls about the black, orange striped box elder bug. As the weather...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
October 14, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Quit clowning around
I like a good joke as much as the next guy, probably even more than most. Humor is a great way of making a point, pointing out errors, ironies or inconsistencies without being a total downer. It is a way to keep up morale in the face of life's everyday challenges. Here is what I...
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
October 12, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Open house held at Chandler Field
1916, 100 years ago: Sen. Knute Nelson and Congressman A.J. Volstead campaigned in Douglas County, speaking at Nelson, Osakis, Carlos, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. They were listened to with interest and respect. ... Quite a scare out this way (Forada and Union Lake...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
October 7, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Finding harmony in a dissonant world
The world has turned to chaos. Hurricanes, shootings, riots, dirty politics, floods, terrorists, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, brother against brother. Dissonance reigns. Will it never end? I am an observer by nature. I like to take everything in, mull it over,...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
October 5, 2016
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Don't let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you're lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Gray Ladies make ditty bags for Vietnam servicemen
1916, 100 years ago: News has been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Erickson of St. Paul. ... There will be English services at the German Lutheran Church. All are welcome. ... Pete Unumb is building a large addition to the north side of his residence...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
September 30, 2016
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32) The world is filled with so many unkind people. Statistics tell us more than 10,000 church splits occur each year simply because people fail to...
September 30, 2016 - 2:43am
September 28, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Rock Anderson donates 15 gallons of blood
1916, 100 years ago: Oscar Erickson and Ole Setter have leased the garage, formerly run by Mr. Thompson near Fredenberg's machine shop, for a year where they will handle their line of Chevrolet and Oakland automobiles. They will also handle a full line of automobile supplies for their...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am