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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
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
December 31, 2009
Local Slumberland donates beds to families
This holiday season, the Alexandria Slumberland store is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays program. This December, Slumberland Furniture as a whole will donate approximately 1,300 mattress and box spring sets to nonprofit...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. "During National Blood Donor Month, I'd like to thank all of our dedicated blood donors," said Geoff...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Join the family of voluteers in donating blood
Volunteerism remains strong in America despite the tough economy, according to a report from The Corporation for National and Community Service. In fact, the number of volunteers donating blood increased by about 1 million from 2007 to 2008 to a total of 61.8 million.
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Start a new tradition - donate blood
As family and friends come together and celebrate their Thanksgiving traditions, the American Red Cross offers eligible blood donors another Thanksgiving celebration - gathering together and donating blood. "The donation process takes about an hour and offers families a chance to...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Bloodmobiles scheduled in area
Every day, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need. By getting involved with the Red Cross through blood donation, you can help patients in the area and across the United States. "The need for blood is constant. With only 38 percent of the population eligible...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
Do good and donate blood this summer
It's the dog days of summer and many are looking for a way to escape the heat. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can enjoy cool beverages and great treats while helping others. "For many, school is just around the corner and vacation time...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Need for blood doesn't take a vacation
Blood donations can drop during the summer when many blood donors are vacationing, however, the need for blood is constant. Every day, 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients across the United States, according to the American Red Cross. "By donating blood, you can make a...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Car awaits one lucky JHS graduate
A car, donated by Juettner Motors again this year, will be given away to one lucky Jefferson High School graduate at the 28th annual alcohol-free...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Make blood donation part of summer plans
Memorial Day and the beginning of summer are just around the corner. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that the need for blood doesn't take a vacation. "Blood drives at high schools and universities account for about 20 percent of blood donations made through the...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Donations to YMCA will be matched by Douglas Machine
Here's another incentive to contribute to the Alexandria Area YMCA project: Your donation will be worth twice as much. That's because Douglas Machine has issued a $50,000 challenge to the community. The company will match dollar for dollar (up to $50,000) every dollar pledged from...
February 25, 2009 - 5:13pm
January 16, 2009
Preparation is key to successful blood donation
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Viking Sportsmen get generous donation
The Viking Sportsmen Club is aggressively trying to make the Alexandria lakes area one of the best walleye fishing destinations in Minnesota with a five-year stocking plan. Recently, that plan got a big boost with a very generous donation. The Alexandria Hospitality Association...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Donors needed to help maintain blood supply
To help maintain stable blood supplies through summer, the Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood soon. While local blood needs are always met first, the Red Cross must stand ready to help other regions in the country that are facing serious blood shortages...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
The beat goes on
If it weren't for a computer glitch, Jay Sheldon might be dead. If a perfectly healthy 28-year-old man hadn't collapsed for no apparent reason, Jay might be dead. If weren't for that young man's decision to be an organ donor, Jay might be dead. But the computer's mouse refused...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
A perfect stranger
Elroy Frank went in for a routine eye examination - and he walked out with a kidney. Because of a stranger, and her ultimate act of unselfishness, Elroy is alive and well today. "For a complete stranger to step up and do this...I don't know if I can put it into words," Elroy said,...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am