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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
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
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