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Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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September 30, 2016
Benson: How I remember The Kid
"We going to be all right, man." The greatest player in Timberwolves' history, Kevin Garnett, seemed to suggest a double entendre in an Instagram...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: A mother's love
On October 22, 1989, when the Wetterlings' hell began, I had yet to be born. Yet as I grew up in rural Minnesota, I learned who Jacob Wetterling...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: How do reporters use quotes?
I recently came across a policy I put together a few years ago concerning the use of quotes. Although it was intended to serve as a guide for our reporters, it makes some points that readers may find insightful as a kind of behind-the-scenes look into a key element that goes into...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 2, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: It's their world; learn to live in it
In April of this year, my life was completely turned upside down. I lost my parents. But not in the way you think. Physically, they are both...
September 2, 2016 - 9:44am
June 22, 2016
Survey shows what seniors need
In February, I shared in the pride of having Alexandria designated as one of 75 cities in the nation to receive the designation by AARP as an Age Friendly Community! Part of this pride was that in addition to receiving an honor based on what has been done in the past, we also accepted...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
December 29, 2015
Are you being told to be unhappy?
Editor’s note: We received the following column a little too late for our Christmas issue but we believe it's still well worth putting on our website. It's from Independently Speaking, Brent Olson of Ortonville. I don’t always write a Christmas column. Sometimes I forget Christmas...
December 29, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 22, 2015
Christians are all equal under God
Quite recently, I read a devotion that spoke right to the heart of something that has been on my heart for some time. The devotion was based on the part in the book of Acts when the Gentiles receive the Holy Spirit while Peter is speaking to them (Acts 10:44-48). It wasn’t easy...
May 22, 2015 - 12:00am
A morning to remember
My first day in the turkey woods last Thursday came with high expectations, but even the dreamer in me never imagined a hunt quite like this. The...
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
April 10, 2015
Morken: Misguided hate for Wisconsin
Monday night’s college basketball title game presented Gopher fans with a rooting interest, despite the fact that Minnesota was nowhere near the NCAA Tournament this season. If they can’t cheer for Minnesota to win a championship, the next best thing for fans seemed to be cheering...
April 10, 2015 - 12:00am
March 18, 2015
Ornamental grasses add dimension to your landscape
Annual grasses are relatively easy to start from seed
March 18, 2015 - 12:00am
February 11, 2015
Behind the blue: an eye opening police ride along
“Was it what you expected it to be?” That question has been sitting in my mind all weekend. I participated in a police ride along Friday...
February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
It's time to prepare your garden for this year
I love calendars, planting date guidelines and monthly gardening to-do lists. It prevents me from asking my wife, “Hey Mary, when was it again...
February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
The thing I miss most in mid-winter is fresh herbs and veggies from my garden. Herbs are an easy indoor plant to start from seed and can be a wonderful family project on these cold winter days. Start with a sterile pot: clean yogurt cartons, clay pots, egg cartons, or any vessel...
February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
January 28, 2015
Ten tips to successful seed starting
And so, the season has started. Our seeds have been delivered, our schedule has been planned, and the soil-less mix and plug trays have arrived…it...
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am
January 21, 2015
Taco night done right
Slow cooker adds depth of flavor to tacos, soup
January 21, 2015 - 12:00am