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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)
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
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
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
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
November 25, 2016
Season for giving
In just 16 short hours within eight days (two hours per day), more than 3,300 shoe boxes were dropped off at Living Waters Church in Alexandria....
November 25, 2016 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Garden project earns Townsend top Girl Scout award
Megan Townsend recently completed requirements for Girl Scouts' top achievement for Cadettes, the Girl Scout Silver Award. Townsend's project...
October 26, 2016 - 7:30am
June 17, 2016
Drone to the rescue
A train derails, wreaking all sorts of havoc, including a chemical spill, the possibility of an explosion and there is a chance people are trapped...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Douglas Machine Foundation awards $20,000 to DCCCP
The Douglas Machine Foundation helped meet the $165,000 budget for the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) by providing a grant for $20,000. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DCCCP has to rely on donations and grants to maintain the operating costs. The Douglas...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. "Blood products are being delivered to hospitals...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
December donations give families transportation
Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) ended the year strong by donating 10 vehicles in December. Harold Koep and his team at Koep's Korner in Alexandria evaluated and repaired eight vehicles. Tiremaxx and Shutters, both in Alexandria, each repaired one vehicle. One of Tiremaxx's...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Reaching 100 car donations
The Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) recently donated the 100th car. DCCCP also received the 100th donated car for 2015. It has received...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Your Legal Rights: Donating your vehicle to charity
Most people who donate a motor vehicle to charity are interested both in benefiting a worthwhile charitable purpose and receiving a tax deduction. Not all charitable vehicle donation programs are alike, however. Following are suggestions on how to better understand who you are donating...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
Vans donated to two single parents in need
Within the past several weeks, two single parents came in to apply for help at the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP). DCCCP sent a plea...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Help United Way 'stuff the bus'
As summer wanes and back-to-school supplies populate stores, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is gearing up to ensure that all children have the tools they need for school with its Stuff the Bus program. Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort led by United Way to collect...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
K-9 demonstration and donation
The employees of Douglas Machine in Alexandria donated $7,000 to the Douglas County K-9 Unit. Each year, the company holds an employee raffle...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
Helping out the big guy
His wing may have been clipped for most of the summer, but a repair is in the works for Big Ole. By fall, the wing will be repaired and reattached...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Donate your hair at Ella's Salon Pony Drive
Ella's Salon in Alexandria will host a Pony Drive on Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ella's. The public is invited to come in and donate their ponytails to help make wigs. A minimum ponytail length of 8 inches is needed to donate. There will be a prize for the longest ponytail...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Otto Bremer foundation gives $52,000 to Caring Hands
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $52,332 to West Central Dental Resources, Inc. dba Caring Hands Dental Clinic, based in Alexandria. The funds will be used to provide equipment for this dental clinic that serves low income children and adults. "The...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
Bremer gives $20,000 to The Salvation Army
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $20,000 to The Salvation Army in Alexandria. The funds will be used to support emergency assistance programs of The Salvation Army in Alexandria and Douglas County communities. "These dollars would not be available...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am