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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
For the record
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
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
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
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
Lou B. Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
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
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
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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August 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
By Loren Solberg, Grand Rapids, MN For many of us living in Greater Minnesota, we understand what drives Main Street. Quite simply, our prosperity not only relies on our ability to compete regionally, but also globally. Minnesota has earned a reputation as being a great place for...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University This seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose vision is more compelling....
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota When we ask our service members to put their lives on the line in defense of our nation, we make a commitment to give them the support they need when they come home. But too often, we fall short of that commitment, especially when it comes to...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
COMMENTARY: All candidates should participate in forums
By Susan Sheridan Tucker, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Are you looking for an opportunity to hear candidates for office respond directly to voters' questions on issues that matter in your community? For nearly a century, the place to do just that...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
By Dr. Jim Bergquist, Executive Director, The Runestone Museum, Alexandria, MN Since Alexandria is the home of the Kensington Runestone, I want...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: The answers are blowing in the wind
By Tim Philbrick, Alexandria, MN Forty some years ago, as a young officer at Minot AFB, I was “detailed” to investigate the possible compromise of classified material. Two missile launch officers had innocently failed to return every expired, but still classified, code sheet following...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and – of course – lots of fireworks. It’s good fun, and it’s for a great reason, to celebrate...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
By Jeff Pugh, Boston, MA
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
By Jack Trammell, Mineral, VA
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University It's so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
COMMENTARY: We can save lives with 911 bill
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of 10 years and she had three children under the age of 10 to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
COMMENTARY: Ice programs not looking for handout
By Kent Kopp, AAHA President, Alexandria, MN I want to share some thoughts from a hockey parent/organizer perspective regarding our current ice shortage at the Runestone Community Center (RCC), and our need to build an additional sheet of ice for our user groups. A common comment...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
COMMENTARY: Learn all you can about candidates; remember to vote
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN With all the hullabaloo going on with this year’s election, it is hard to keep the faith. Never have we seen such theatrics, at least in my lifetime. What does it all mean? Well, definitely, folks are not happy with the way things...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
COMMENTARY: Support the Greater Minnesota Brain Gain bills to attract residents
By Jim Stratton, Chairman, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus and Douglas County Commissioner, Alexandria, Minnesota
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 21, 2016
COMMENTARY: The saddest show on Earth
By Sophia Anderson, 5th grade student, Alexandria, MN “The lions, tigers, camels and horses were whipped constantly. The lions would swat at the tamer because she hit them so often. The elephants were poked with what looked like a fireplace poker and they looked so sad. I feel...
April 21, 2016 - 9:19am