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Willmar businessman to be re-sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges
Brandon Lions Club to host pond hockey tournament
Authorities ID Motley man who died in fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Jan. 16
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Boys basketball: Ashby working to turn things around amid low numbers
Girls Basketball: Chargers can't recover after slow first half
Nordic Ski: Cardinals wrap up busy stretch at Giants Ridge, Camp Ripley
Girls hockey: Cards pull away from Willmar
Dance: Cards highlight busy weekend with fifth in kick at Rocori
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
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Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
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
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On The Street
June 1, 2011
Proposed amendment causing hurt
By members of Diversity Resource Action Alliance (DRAA) - Shari Maloney, Sherry Bruckner, LaTresse Snead and John Heydt, Alexandria, MN On Saturday, May 21, the Minnesota Legislature voted to place an amendment to ban same-sex marriage on the November 2012 ballot. Currently, Minnesota...
June 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 20, 2011
A legend retires from county hospital
This month, a legend is retiring after 38 years as administrator of the Douglas County Hospital. Bill Flaig's remarkable career spans five decades of true dedication to this very successful hospital. We have a county hospital staff and facility that are outstanding. Bill has always...
May 20, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Bill could decrease access to dental care
The last thing either Republicans or Democrats should do is make dental care less accessible and more expensive to taxpayers - but a recent bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature would do just that. Every social worker knows how hard it is to find dental care for people with...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Commentary - A word from the county attorney
By Chad Larson, Douglas County attorney It was about a year ago. I was sitting in a backroom of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church next to my wife. All eyes were on a TV monitor displaying what was happening a few yards away in the main section of the church. I really, really tried not...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 26, 2011
Commentary - An eye-opening tour of the police department
By Becky Cox Alexandria, MN I had the pleasure to speak with Rick Wyffels, police chief of Alexandria. Up until a couple weeks ago, I was not...
January 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Commentary - Food safety bill passed due to hard work of many Minnesotans
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis, MN In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have several heroes who played a major role in the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act that will be signed into law before the end of the year. One of these heroes is Jeff Almer.
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Commentary - LGA provides opportunity for bi-partisan cooperation
By Nancy Carroll, mayor of Park Rapids and president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and Alan Oberloh, mayor of Worthington and CGMC vice president Reverberations from the November election are still echoing through the Capitol halls, with a Democrat taking over...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Commentary - 'Tis the season for families to support babies, toddlers
By Nancy Jost, early childhood coordinator, West Central Initiative The winter holidays can be a wonderful time for families to gather, reconnect and celebrate. For many, however, the holidays can cause stress or other difficult emotions. Babies and toddlers take their cues...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Commentary - A perspective on peace for the season
By Judith S.
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Commentary - Salto showed leadership as young deputy
By Bob Mostad, Osakis, MN To the voters in Commissioner Norm Salto's District: A big thank you to the voters for returning Norm to office. I would like to inform you of an incident that began to unfold a lot of years ago. I was a neighbor to and went to country school with a boy...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Commentary - Chain of Lakes Partnership responds to ALASD claims
By Keith Dougherty, president of the Chain of Lakes Partnership The Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD) sewer plant discharges into Lake Winona. From there the water flows through Lakes Agnes, Henry, L'Homme Dieu and Carlos, and then to the Long Prairie River. Because...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Commentary - Bringing broadband to Minnesota
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis, MN Some Minnesotans can still remember a time when most farms did not have electricity. As recently as 1935, fewer than 12 percent of American farms were wired for electric power. That was also the year President Roosevelt created the...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
Commentary - China: A huge opportunity for farmers in Minnesota
By Gene Hugoson, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture One of my long-term goals as agriculture commissioner has been to help position Minnesota's agriculture sector as an attractive trade partner for Chinese importers. That's the reason I've been to China on trade development...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
Commentary - Make transportation options a national priority
By Andrea Kiepe, St. Paul, MN The gap between what we have and what we need is growing for transportation in rural Minnesota. Rural areas have more dangerous roads, with higher death and accident rates than metro areas. The long distances people drive also consumes a large portion...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Commentary - Manufacturing jobs create better future
By Coni McKay, executive director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce The Alexandria lakes region is blessed to have a strong manufacturing sector here. The jobs and wages that area manufacturers provide are critical to the success of our region. While we enjoy a diverse business...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am