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Franson's bill to cut childcare regulations is signed into law
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 23
Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
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
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
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
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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May 24, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - May 24, 2013
AWAKE THE LAKES FUN Thumbs Up: Are you ready for summer? Start the season off on a fun note by checking out the many Awake the Lakes events in Alexandria this weekend. We're lucky to have such a variety of ways to usher in summer.
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Editorial - A graphic reminder for summer drivers
The number of people who have died in motor vehicle crashes in Minnesota has topped 100 this year. At this rate, the Department of Public Safety projects that there will be around 400 killed by the end of year. That's why safety officials are urging drivers to buckle up as part...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Editorial - Government trampled on First Amendment in seizing phone records
Editor's note: This week, stories have appeared in major publications about the U.S. Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press (AP). In all, the government seized records for more than 20 separate phone...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - May 10, 2013
MERGING MISTAKE Thumbs Down: Drivers are still failing to grasp the concept of the "zipper merge," even though it was introduced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation more than 10 years ago. It's used in work zones, such as along Interstate 94 right now between St. Cloud...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Editorial - Hey, graduates: How 'money smart' are you?
You've heard of being "book smart" and "street smart" but how about "money smart?" When it comes to making financial decisions, many people are clueless. Some believe the whole topic is just too complicated to understand and give up before they start.
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Editorial - You can help make the world free of MS
Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. Douglas County residents can play a part to make sure it doesn't. The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will hold "Walk MS: Alexandria" on Sunday, May 5. More than 150 walkers are expected to come out and...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Editorial - Small companies, big impact
Douglas County is very fortunate to have a solid base of large, local manufacturing companies that provide jobs, add to the area's reputation as a vibrant regional hub and support many local causes and organizations. It'd be hard to imagine where the county would be without their...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - April 26, 2013
10 IMPORTANT WORDS FOR LEADERSHIP Thumbs Up: We came across this insightful piece about leadership in "The Walk The Talk" company newsletter: The 10 most important words on Leadership: "What can I do to help you be more successful?" The nine most important words: "I need you to do...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Editorial - Senior numbers rising and so is risk for scams
Here's a fact to ponder from the Minnesota Department of Commerce: Within this decade, there will be more Minnesotans older than age 65 than children enrolled in our public schools. The point: Senior citizens across the country hold the majority of the nation's wealth and scam artists...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Editorial - Horror, lies and resolve rise out of marathon
Of all the gripping details of the Boston Marathon bombings, one image is especially hard to shake. CNN reported it: "One man's legs were blown off, and he kept trying to stand up." As disturbing as it is, it encapsulizes the horror of that afternoon, how surreal things became, how...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Editorial - Take Earth Day Challenge with these 10 steps
Sometimes an issue can seem so complex and all encompassing that people give up trying to do anything about it. "It's such a huge topic," the reasoning goes, what I do doesn't really matter." But it can matter, especially when enough hands join together in a common, united cause. Take...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - April 12, 2013
INTERNET TAX RULING Thumbs Up: The tide may be shifting to help local retailers who are on an unfair playing field with online-only companies...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Editorial - Give troopers room to do their jobs
They're out there, doing their jobs, helping other people.
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Editorial - Don't give up fight against lake invaders
Editor's note: The following guest editorial is in the form of a letter that Robert E.
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Editorial - Here's how seniors can avoid pain, expense of a fall
It comes across the police scanners all too often: An elderly person has fallen and needs medical attention. It happens at all times of the year, ice or no ice. According to the statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in three senior citizens experiences a significant...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am