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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
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Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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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
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
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October 5, 2016
From the stand: First buck spotted on the first sit
Early season bow hunting can be a fun time of the year to be in the woods. Weather conditions tend to make for comfortable sits as temperatures start dipping down into the 50s and 60s. The constant rains over the last month-plus, though, have made for mosquitoes like I have never...
October 5, 2016 - 3:18pm
September 21, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
I found myself wide awake in bed with my mind wandering a few nights before bow hunting opener this past Saturday. I got a text message from...
September 21, 2016 - 1:31pm
September 7, 2016
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
I walked west under the canopy of the forest trees on a hot day in mid-August to check a camera near a stand I had set earlier this summer. It...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
It was around 8 p.m. on a hot day in mid-August when I was rocking my 5-month-old to sleep in our porch and a knock came at our door. I walked...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Column - Kill deserves his shot with Minnesota Gophers
University of Minnesota football fans finally got the answer to who their next head coach would be when Jerry Kill was introduced at a press conference on Monday afternoon. I, like most Gopher fans, were left asking, "Who is Jerry Kill?" when I first heard of the hire. Now after...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Column - Challenges, compromises of planning our wedding
From a guy's perspective, planning a wedding can be a nice warm-up for what I figure married life will be like. My fiancée, Mali, has been great with all the planning since we got engaged in March. She's the organized one. Everything that needs to be done by a certain date is done...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Column - Twins need Cliff Lee
That collective groan you hear around Minnesota these days is coming from the 40,000-plus fans that pack Target Field every night who expect this to be the year the Twins do more than just win the Central Division. The Twins are in the midst of a rough stretch of play that saw them...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Column - The agony and ecstasy...
I made my way across the St. John's University campus to get ready for my first ever triathlon this past Saturday with my Asics laced up and my light blue Nike basketball shorts over my spandex leggings. The annual "Fruit at the Finish" event features a 15-lap swim, a 15-mile bike...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2010
Column - Twins due a championship
Forty-eight days, two hours, 38 minutes and 42 seconds. That is how much longer Twins fans will have to wait for one of the most anticipated home openers in Minnesota history as of this past Tuesday at 11:31 a.m. It is not just the unveiling of Target Field that should have fans...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
Column - The agony, joy of Christmas
There was a time in my life when I never would have believed that Christmas could sneak up on a person. As a child, portions of every day after Thanksgiving were used to figure out the perfect Christmas list. It was important to list each gift into its appropriate category - Must...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Column - Favre brings swagger to team
The days of cringing every time a Vikings' quarterback drops back to pass seem like a distant memory these days. Brett Favre is off to the best start in his storied career. He has done exactly what I figured he would do when Minnesota wrestled him out of retirement - turn the Vikings'...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Column - Signing Favre was the right decision, Super Bowl or not
We do not need to look toward the future and wait until Super Bowl Sunday to determine whether or not the signing of Brett Favre was a good move by the Minnesota Vikings last week. Instead, let's look back to the past. Both Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels have never given a...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Column - Adventures in sailing
Kenneth Grahame, a British writer in the early 20th century, wrote in his famous 1908 children's book, The Wind in the Willows, "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Such was my attitude when I set out on my first sailing...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am