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Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Softball: Chargers' experience shines through as B-E advances in winner's bracket
Softball: Hardy tosses shutout, hits game-ending homer in first round of 8AAA playoffs
Softball: Streaks rally for three seventh-inning runs to take second in the 6AA-North
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
Golf: Knights send three on to section tournament
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 8, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female mutilation penalties
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation to battle female genital mutilation now includes penalties requiring up to 20 years in prison and fines...
May 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
May 6, 2017
Wonders of Water
Area students were able to experience the wonders of water on Wednesday at the annual Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center...
May 6, 2017 - 9:01am
May 4, 2017
DNR adds more dogs to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
DULUTH, MINN.—"Brady" looks like any other law enforcement officer of his rank — an eager, aggressive disposition, a long snout...
May 4, 2017 - 8:21pm
April 27, 2017
Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was appointed by Senate leadership to serve as co-chair of the Minnesota Legislature's Agriculture Conference...
April 27, 2017 - 4:22pm
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
Area legislators will host a public meeting in Alexandria Friday night, April 28 to discuss agricultural and environmental issues. Those attending include Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck (chairman of the House Agriculture Policy Committee), Rep. Tim...
April 27, 2017 - 7:48am
April 14, 2017
Learn to establish positive work environment at Chamber's spring luncheon
Have you ever wondered how to maintain a positive attitude at work when trying to do more with less? Find out how to overcome obstacles and establish a positive workplace environment at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce spring luncheon on Monday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m....
April 14, 2017 - 6:02am
April 11, 2017
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
A dozen Great Lakes states senators have sent a letter to Trump administration officials urging them to move ahead with a plan to stop Asian...
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 31, 2017
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
ST. PAUL — Maybe the third time is a charm. That is the hope of Minnesotans who are tired of dodging potholes and daily fighting other...
March 31, 2017 - 4:50pm
March 29, 2017
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
ST. PAUL—Environmental legislation going through the Minnesota Legislature could face trouble if it reaches Gov. Mark Dayton. The Democratic...
March 29, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 7, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
ST. PAUL—The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to ban bag bans. A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop...
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 27, 2017
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota government could grow by one department under a bill that has passed the state Senate. Senate Bill 2327 would take the current Department of Health Environmental Health Section and create a new Department of Environmental Quality. The agency...
February 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
February 26, 2017
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
DULUTH, Minn.—Deer hunters and other interested folks gathered over coffee and chocolate-chip cookies in Duluth on Wednesday night, Feb....
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Pandora's box was opened
To the editor: Approving the expansion of a dairy operation to a 6,500 feedlot size operation could be the worst decision of the decade if not the century by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Besides the fact of environmental damage, to which I disagree with the experts the...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am