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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 12, 2016
Douglas County 4-H'ers compete at State Horse and Dog shows
Fall is a busy time for Douglas County 4-H'ers as they complete the 4-H year competing at state events. Horse show The 4-H State Horse Show...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
May 16, 2016
A raccoon-hunt rescue
At 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, Terry O'Brien of Woodsman Drive NE, Alexandria awoke to the sound of howls. It wasn't coming from his dogs or his...
May 16, 2016 - 8:43am
April 20, 2016
An overdue reunion
Monday, April 11 marked National Pet Day – a day during which most pet owners gave their furry friends a little extra love and social media...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Photo of the Week: German shorthaired pointer
Shirley Saathoff of Brandon snapped this photo of her German shorthaired pointer, Hailey, posing in the perfect point while Saathoff and her...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
4-H'ers compete at state horse and dog show
Douglas County 4-H'ers competed at the State Horse Show on September 18-21 and at the 4-H State Dog Show on September 26-27 at the Minnesota...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 30, 2014
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience classes
The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, January 6. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of “heel, sit, stay, come” and more. The cost is $60 and the profits will...
December 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
Photo of the Week - Dog days of summer
Here’s a photo that shows how the “dog days” of summer are here. Gary and Sonja Lien took it at their farm near Carlos. “We just filled...
August 30, 2013 - 9:29am
April 27, 2013
Clancy, the mercury-detecting dog, has died
St. Paul, Minn. -- From dog pound to international stardom, Clancy, the only mercury-detecting dog in the United States, passed away last Sunday, April 21, 2013. Clancy will be remembered for his single-minded commitment to improving Minnesota's environment and protecting public...
April 27, 2013 - 10:12am
February 28, 2013
Dog food recalled due to toxin; doctors urge caution
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout the Midwest Friday. According to a press release issued by Hy-Vee Inc., the company is recalling...
February 28, 2013 - 11:19am
February 22, 2013
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- At 65 pounds and a mop of hair, 7-year-old Clancy sleeps at the end of his master's bed every night "He smells really...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 6, 2013
Here are 10 tips for taking care of a new puppy
Every holiday season, many people around the country get a new family gift that will last for the next 15 years or so. When they opt to add a puppy to the family, it may start out to be exciting, only to lead to numerous questions once the initial play-time wears off and it's time...
January 6, 2013 - 12:19pm
December 7, 2012
Photo of the Week: Dog ears
Dillon Maxwell of Alexandria took this picture of his dog, Daisy, who was all ears for the photo opp. If you have an item for "Photo of the...
December 7, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Basic dog obedience class to start in Alexandria Tuesday
Having a well-behaved dog can make the experience of having a pet more enjoyable. The Lakes Area Humane Society will host a dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, July 24. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of heel, sit, stay,...
July 20, 2012 - 11:24am
June 1, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Canines are part of state patrol
Question: Does the State Patrol have dog handler units? If so, please tell me all about them as I am very interested. Answer: As a matter of fact, we do. I contacted Sgt. Robert Frisby, the canine coordinator in our Investigative Services section, and according to him, we have a...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Photo of the week: One of Alexandria's better drivers?
When Jeanne Kramer of Alexandria pulled into a parking space at Elden's Food Fair a few days ago, she saw this dog looking back at her. "He...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am