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Central Minn. teacher plans walkout over gun violence as part of national movement
Police, parents search for missing Red Lake woman
County hires first HR director
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Alexandria student seeking national office
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
November 27, 2013
Climate activists fast to recognize Philippine suffering
Members of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) in Minnesota, a non-partisan network working in the U.S. and Canada, recently went without food in recognition of the suffering of the Philippine nation hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Following an appeal to fellow delegates, Yeb Sano, the...
November 27, 2013 - 1:41pm
November 26, 2013
Farmers face unpredictable and volatile future
MINNEAPOLIS — Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced to deal with ever-increasing temperatures and humidity, a well-known climatologist told them during Tuesday’s Minnesota Agri-Growth Council...
November 26, 2013 - 9:20am
November 20, 2013
Local businesses take part in Recycle your Holidays
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) kicked off the Recycle Your Holidays light recycling program. RAM joins thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15, the only nationally recognized day dedicated...
November 20, 2013 - 8:40am
October 16, 2013
School district earns an ‘A’ for energy savings
Four local schools perform better than 75 percent of schools nationwide
October 16, 2013 - 8:34am
October 11, 2013
Businesses have opportunity to recycle fluorescent bulbs
Businesses that are customers of Alexandria Light and Power, Agralite Electric Cooperative or Runestone Electric Association will have the opportunity to recycle fluorescent bulbs free of charge on designated days as part of Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management’s (PDSWM) Fluorescent...
October 11, 2013 - 9:07am
August 30, 2013
Find green ways to handle driveway sealcoating
As people continue to become aware of the "go green" initiative, many are looking for more ways to help the environment. Finding safe ways to upkeep driveways is a good place to start. Each year, thousands of gallons of sealcoat are applied to driveways and other asphalt-paved areas...
August 30, 2013 - 1:29pm
July 13, 2013
Oil companies return $7.4 million to state to use for clean-up
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has finalized settlement agreements with Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and ConocoPhillips totaling $7.425 million to be returned to the Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund (Petrofund) for the state to use in the clean-up of contaminated property...
July 13, 2013 - 11:56am
June 29, 2013
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
June 29, 2013 - 12:14pm
June 26, 2013
Environmental groups applaud Obama's plan to address carbon pollution
Today, a coalition of Minnesota groups supporting federal clean air and climate change safeguards held a news conference, to highlight the support of Minnesotans for the historic Environmental Protection Agency carbon pollution standard for power plants announced by President Obama...
June 26, 2013 - 12:20pm
June 15, 2013
New program aims to improve water quality in state
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially launched a new agricultural water quality pilot program this week designed to enhance water quality in the state.
June 15, 2013 - 2:09pm
May 26, 2013
MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. This work is being funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters...
May 26, 2013 - 11:46am
May 18, 2013
Studies show unregulated chemicals widespread in lakes, rivers
Two studies released this week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have...
May 18, 2013 - 9:06am
May 13, 2013
Bill establishes solar energy standards in Minnesota
The Minnesota Senate passed clean energy and jobs legislation Friday that establishes a solar energy standard of 1 percent by 2025. The bill - which will create jobs in the state and will make solar energy more affordable and more accessible for all Minnesotans - passed the Senate...
May 13, 2013 - 9:18am
April 28, 2013
Soil and water conservation efforts take spotlight
It is no secret that natural resources are a big part of what makes living in Minnesota special. Throughout the state, Minnesotans have access to miles of rivers and streams, plentiful lakes and abundant soil resources. During the week of April 28 - May 3, 2013, the Minnesota Board...
April 28, 2013 - 10:42am
April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am