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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 6, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: A Christmas Eve surprise
Excruciating pain and unexpected kindness. They both came together for me on Christmas Eve. As I was getting ready for bed around midnight on Dec. 23, I felt a sharp ache in my left molar. Knowing it was too late to do anything so late, I consulted Google. It provided a home remedy...
January 6, 2017 - 8:00am
December 30, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Is rational communication possible?
Words matter. Words are powerful. Each word in a sentence has a specific meaning that combines with even more words and meanings to convey an overall idea. Any word that is ambiguous or confusing muddles the meaning and makes clear communication difficult or impossible. Words tend...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 23, 2016
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers sound off on worker shortage
For this "Your Turn," Facebook readers react to our Dec. 14 editorial, "Seize job opportunities in Alexandria." Troy Wysocki: The wages in Alexandria...
December 23, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: An early Christmas present
Just like Christmas, there's something magical about the Jingle Bells Telethon. Every year, it's like a beautifully packaged present, filled...
December 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: Here's what has us worried, Trumpers
By Mike McFeely, Oakport, MN Donald Trump mocked a disabled person and you still elected him president and that's what has us worried. You talk about Trump tapping into anger and resentment over the economy and jobs and that's why you voted for him and that's fine. We'll see what...
November 15, 2016 - 9:46am
October 28, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: A race to remember
I've had a few adventures while running races. I've gone "off course" — a polite term for "got lost" — many times. Once, I missed the start of a race because I lined up in the walkers only line. And for one race, I forgot to pack my shoes. But last Saturday, the Fargo...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
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