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Gov. Dayton has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Alexandria woman hurt when vehicle hits deer
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Jan. 23
City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Semipro football team readies for first season in Alexandria with release of schedule
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
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
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
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
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Clean power makes more jobs, a healthier Minnesota
By Jeanne Johnson, Citizens Climate Education Network, Alexandria This commentary is in response to the Friday, Aug. 26 commentary "Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota in diversifying energy portfolio." Mr. Solberg makes a number of statements that can't be supported by the facts....
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
Community solar program shining for REA
Last year, Adrian Ledermann of Brandon decided to try a new energy program — community solar. The program is offered through Runestone...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
By Loren Solberg, Grand Rapids, MN For many of us living in Greater Minnesota, we understand what drives Main Street. Quite simply, our prosperity not only relies on our ability to compete regionally, but also globally. Minnesota has earned a reputation as being a great place for...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Energy upgrades under way in Alexandria
Big things are happening at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). The Alexandria City Council authorized major energy upgrades at the RCC earlier this summer, along with energy saving improvements at City Hall, both city liquor stores, street lights and more. It's all part of a $5.6...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Save energy at home while on vacation
While on summer vacation, don’t pay for energy at home that you won’t use. Before leaving town – for one week, two weeks or more – there are several simple steps you can take to save energy in your home. The Minnesota Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Energy offer...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
Are you planning on making some improvements to your business that will save energy? Your project might qualify for an energy grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), small businesses located in rural areas can receive a grant for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
LETTER: The price of doing nothing is going up
To the editor: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has received an analysis that puts the annual cost of carbon pollution in Minnesota at $54 per ton of CO2 emissions – about $2.1 billion in hidden costs. In order to reduce these costs and fight climate change, the Citizens...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Here comes the sun
One of the high points on Minnesota's environmental landscape this year is the dramatic growth expected in solar energy, with Minnesota poised to climb into the top 10 states for annual solar installations from its 25th rank in 2015. "Solar is a bright spot in Minnesota's energy picture...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Harvesting the sun in Osakis
A solar farm to be built on the south side of Osakis will soon begin harvesting the sun. The 5 megawatt solar farm was approved by the Douglas County Board earlier this month. The solar farm will include 21,600 fixed solar panels across 35 acres of land along Highway 27. The property...
April 27, 2016 - 8:40am
March 23, 2016
Energy future is focus of breakfast event
Ensuring an affordable and reliable energy supply into the future was the focus of a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast event Friday, March...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
COMMENTARY: Ensuring nonprofits are included in America’s energy efficiency efforts
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota This month, I will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from Pope Francis when he addresses Congress during his visit to the U.S. The pope has gained international attention for his commitment to protecting our world...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Local eco house featured on statewide tour
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Consider energy-saving gifts for the holidays
The Alliance to Save Energy offers an energy-efficient holiday gift guide, with plenty of gifts “that will keep on giving” energy savings. Suggestions include: Tablets. The switch from desktop computers to laptops provided huge energy savings, and the switch to tablets will...
December 19, 2014 - 9:38am
November 5, 2014
Propane industry forecasts are positive
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released its Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook. The report projected warmer winter temperatures and a 34 percent reduction in heating bills for propane-heated homes in the Midwest this season compared with last winter. The...
November 5, 2014 - 12:00am
October 31, 2014
$103 million goes to Energy Assistance Program
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that Minnesota received $103,239,338 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The funds will help low-income homeowners and renters this heating season pay...
October 31, 2014 - 12:00am