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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
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
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
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
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
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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October 8, 2017
Satan rises in Las Vegas
By Dr. Glenn Mollette, Washington, D.C. Doubters of Satan were furnished all the proof they should need as a living Satan arose to the top of Mandalay Bay hotel last Sunday night and unleashed hell for about eleven minutes. Stephen Paddock acted only as Satan and someone possessed...
October 8, 2017 - 9:07am
September 12, 2017
Commentary: Action is needed for Lake Winona
By Jeanne Johnson, Alexandria, MN Thanks for "Water quality remains a problem" and "A solution nobody wants to pay for" (Friday, Aug. 25). Karen Tolkkinen's excellent summary of the local situation was a much needed clarification of recent news about the Lake Winona pollution disaster....
September 12, 2017 - 5:18pm
July 28, 2017
Commentary: Bait shop inspires 8-year-old
By Jim Conn, Alexandria (Regarding the July 19 Life story, "Good memories for Lund's Bait Shop.") I went into business at an early age and Norm...
July 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
July 24, 2017
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
By Elke Richards, Alexandria, MN As one of the few permanent residents on Lake Ida, we have a great privilege to not only enjoy the lake on the weekends, but during the week as well. Our girls have spent much of their summers playing and swimming at "the point." They love to build...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
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
March 24, 2017
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
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
By Ken Howell, Alexandria, MN
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong farm bill
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota A sugar beet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: New state ditch-mowing regulations defy belief
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN On occasion, a rule comes down from somewhere in government and the reaction from most folks is one of disbelief, or "this can't be true." I think that pretty well sums up the feeling of many toward the recent announcement from MnDOT concerning...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Help Ronald McDonald House help families
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria MN Pop tabs. Such little things. Yet little things can make a big difference. My family spent the holidays this past year in a way no parent wants to spend them. My son Matt developed complications from an earlier surgery on his spine and doctors discovered...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
Commentary: Give Minnesotans a more affordable choice for health insurance
By Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Tony Lourey, Rep. Clark Johnson, St. Paul, MN Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them,...
February 17, 2017 - 10:00am
February 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: The Wetterlings and print media
By Joe Speer, editor of The Free Press, Mankato, MN There is nothing more compelling at a newspaper convention than Patty and Jerry Wetterling...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 3, 2017
COMMENTARY: Repealing Obamacare puts rural hospitals at risk
By Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association, Washington, D.C. Plans were laid in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act as soon as Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office. Hidden inside the law is a little-known provision unrelated to the health insurance...
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
COMMENTARY: Zebra mussels are mucking up our lakes
By Greg Henry, Otter Tail County Water Planner 2007-2012, Douglas County Water Planner 2012-2016
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am