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Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Woman charged with felony theft
For the Record - March 29, 2017
Carlos firefighters get certified in thin ice rescue
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Lynda L (Halvorson) Mackie
Nancy A. Pedersen
Karen Jane (Evavold) Latzel
Janice Carol Schultz
Donald W. Anderson
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
Most people would like to live in a community that can be described as feeling peaceful. A number of things have been put into place to provide that feeling. Rules, or laws, are some of the things that help keep a community peaceful. In order for those laws to be effective, someone...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Several times this week, I have had local residents bring wild berries to my office to identify. Each time, I had to tell the person that the...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am