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Elementary students have their day
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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
Baseball: Hartshorn picks up Player of the Week honor
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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February 8, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Goal: A community of excellence
Alexandria is currently experiencing some pretty exciting times. The local economy is strong. We have a strong business community that represents a vast array of services and products.We have a strong education system, a strong health care system, quality law enforcement entities,...
February 8, 2018 - 3:59pm
February 2, 2018
Spelling bee winners crowned Sixty-three students in grades 1-5 participated in the Alexandria Public Schools Elementary Spelling Bee held Jan....
February 2, 2018 - 10:34am
December 20, 2017
Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
BRAINERD, Minn.—Perched on a hill near Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in Brainerd, a vintage 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile...
December 20, 2017 - 9:07pm
December 8, 2017
Somali refugee aims to help Minnesotans better understand their plight
BRAINERD, Minn.—Somalis in Minnesota often find themselves misunderstood, but one young refugee hopes to help change that.
December 8, 2017 - 9:57am
December 7, 2017
B-E seeks committee members, eyes November referendum
The Brandon-Evansville School District is looking for volunteers to help decide how it is going to move forward with its facilities, with the...
December 7, 2017 - 10:39pm
November 23, 2017
Meeting to discuss B-E school buildings
The Brandon-Evansville School District will host a community meeting to figure out how to move forward with a solution for the district's aging buildings. In August, district voters rejected a plan to build a new $38.75 million K-12 school building in Brandon. The school board and...
November 23, 2017 - 10:52am
September 29, 2017
It's Our Turn: The power of community
Growing up, I always knew that one day I would pack up my bedroom in my childhood home, load up my car and set off for a new adventure. When I imagined doing so, it was always to move to a city, to follow the hustle and bustle, to be where things happened. A small town was never...
September 29, 2017 - 2:38pm
August 13, 2017
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
DULUTH — The number of Minnesota small-game hunters dropped last fall compared to 2015, continuing a steady trend, the Minnesota Department...
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
April 7, 2017
Second annual community Easter vigil planned
The Easter vigil celebrated on Saturday evening before Easter is an ancient yet ever-new Christian tradition that highlights the themes of faith that arise from questions in the search for meaning. All are invited to a community and inter-church Easter vigil service on Saturday, April...
April 7, 2017 - 7:28am
November 11, 2016
Ready your hands for community-wide Service Blast on Nov. 16
First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will host a Service Blast for the entire congregation and community on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m....
November 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 24, 2016
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
WATKINS, Minn—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 24, 2016 - 7:54am
July 27, 2016
Center for Small Towns seeks community project proposals
The University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns (CST) is seeking proposals for community-based projects. Projects employ the skills of university students, staff and faculty to provide comprehensive services to small communities, connecting community partners to resources...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
A small rain shower that quickly blew through the area Saturday afternoon didn't stop those attending this year's annual Awake the Lakes RibFest....
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Jabas to lead local United Way
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties (UWDP) welcomed a new leader to the non-profit organization. Jen Jabas is in her second week on the job as UWDP's executive director. "I've had nothing but a warm welcome from board members and the staff," Jabas said. She's an Alexandria native,...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
IN THE KNOW: The Iowegian is going
When I walked into the Chamber of Commerce office on August 11, 1997, I anticipated leading a vibrant business community that was very economically diverse. I expected I would serve in this position about six years, given the average nationwide “life expectancy” of a Chamber director...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am