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Officials identify Minn. woman who died after ATV goes through ice on Grace Lake
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for U.S. Congress, to run for re-election
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
YOU ASKED: What's the policy for overdue lunch accounts?
Minnesota woman drowns after ATV falls through ice
Ice fishing season is here
Boys basketball: Hoepner leads Cardinals to two wins
Boys basketball: Chargers drop Kimball championship to host Cubs
Dance: Cards take first in kick
Girls basketball: Alex moves to 5-1 in Little Falls
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Ice fishing season is here
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Marian J. Barr
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
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
Honored for giving back
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: America's common purpose
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom....
June 30, 2017 - 4:17pm
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am
June 16, 2017
Commentary: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
By Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman, Bloomington, IN The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The "mother of all bombs" dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, proposed deployments of U.S....
June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Commentary: Super Bowl Legacy Fund hits $1M milestone
By Dana Nelson, vice president of Legacy and Community Partnerships, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Minneapolis, MN
June 16, 2017 - 11:15am
June 11, 2017
New hope for children with mental illness
By Sandy Klein-Mirviss, Plymouth, MN As a parent, there is no worse feeling than watching your child suffer. We all want our children to grow up in a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment. Yet, too many of us watch helplessly as our children experience chronic health problems that...
June 11, 2017 - 11:00am
June 2, 2017
Commentary: How to unclog bottlenecks in Alexandria
By James Anderke, Alexandria, MN To whom it may concern, which is everybody driving through Alexandria on a daily basis. There are a few intersections...
June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm
May 25, 2017
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
By Del Rae Williams and Pat Hentges Let us be clear: It's possible to support regulatory reform and the environment at the same time. Some interest groups, lawmakers and government officials have tried to paint municipal groups seeking to reform Minnesota's regulatory process as anti-environment...
May 25, 2017 - 6:01am
May 5, 2017
Commentary: Local roads need dedicated funds
By Jim Stratton, Douglas County commissioner, Alexandria, MN and chair of Minnesota Rural Counties For each of the last three years, the roadmap for moving a comprehensive transportation funding bill forward has taken decidedly different turns when it comes to how to pay for the fix...
May 5, 2017 - 7:46am
April 22, 2017
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
By Michelle Behr, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris Minnesota's future belongs to its upcoming leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators. At the University of Minnesota, we're investing in those individuals, giving them the tools they need to move our state forward....
April 22, 2017 - 9:22am
April 20, 2017
Commentary: Small manufacturers pack big punch
By Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
April 20, 2017 - 8:01am
April 14, 2017
Commentary: Bipartisan help for pregnant teens
By Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger, St. Paul, MN and Horizon Public Health Administrator Sandy Tubbs, Alexandria, MN Parenting is the toughest and most important job most of us will ever do. It's difficult under the best of circumstances — but when you are a...
April 14, 2017 - 9:46am
March 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
By Ken Howell, Alexandria, MN
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN I'd like to shed some light on this proposed city well ban. I have been drilling wells in the Alexandria area for the last 40 years. I have extensive knowledge of the geology and aquifers in the area. I was instrumental in helping create the Wellhead...
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Democracy dies in darkness
By John Bodette, St. Cloud, MN Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing "fake news," "alternative...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am