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Alexandria man sentenced in gun case
Winter weather blows into area; events cancelled
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Dec. 5
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4
Osakis man accused of attempted stabbing at Alexandria bar
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 6 (Updated with postponements)
Cardinals wrestling starts season with tourneys
Cards run past Moorhead in opener
Girls basketball: Cards drop first game against state-ranked Centennial
Sports roundup from Saturday, Dec. 3
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
Ann C. Ebsen
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 17, 2016
The father's responsibility
The story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most beautiful in the Bible of a father-son relationship. Isaac was born in answer to the prayer of a father’s heart. Long years, Abraham had waited on God, believing that He would keep that promise. Then, when Isaac came, there grew...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: There's more to people than what meets the eye
If you saw me at the Y exercising, you might think that hot pink is my favorite color. My earbuds are hot pink. I sometimes wear a hot pink shirt. And until recently, my tennis shoes had hot pink on them as well. Truthfully, though, hot pink isn’t my favorite color. Though it is...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Enjoying prayer with Kevin Senapatiratne
When you think prayer, do you think boring? Is prayer only for the super-Christian? Come experience an event that can transform your prayer time...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: 'Bless You:' Bestow a blessing on others
There are many small joys that come one’s way as a parent of small children. For me, one of those is when someone in our family sneezes and one of our kids says, “Bless you,” in response. There’s something about hearing “Bless you, Mommy,” that is balm for the soul. I’ve...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
In the past week, people of all ages have been seen around the Alexandria area dressed in blue T-shirts that say “Choose Kindness.” The shirts...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Meet the author: Frances Worthington
Frances Worthington, author of Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions, will host a meet and greet on Friday, Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 203. In her book, Worthington uses the sacred Scriptures and traditions of five religions...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
December 23, 2015
Pastor's Paragraph: He is coming again
As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Savior, we all need to remind ourselves that Jesus is coming again! The word “advent” means “coming.” While we joyfully and eagerly look forward to His birthday celebration, let us never forget that Jesus is...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Connecting Faith to Life: Be an instrument of grace
Peace, love, joy, hope. Those are the words we often associate with Advent and especially the candles on the Advent wreath. These days, I couldn’t think of four things we need more. A person doesn’t have to look far or search hard in order to find examples of how the world is...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
All things are ready
“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come.” (Matthew 22:2, 3) The practical application of this passage must be evident to all. God, at...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
Fellowship of Christian Athletes honoring Christophersons
A local couple will be honored in November for their dedication to young athletes and their connections with faith. The local chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host its Thanksgiving breakfast and honor Ed and Sylvia Christopherson of Alexandria. The breakfast...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Church Column: The testimony of Charles Weigle
One of my favorite Charles Weigle hymns is No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus. A good preacher friend of mine related this story to me: For the last 15 years of his life, I had the joy of having Dr. Weigle in my home, in my church and in my school. I was with him on the last days...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Faith at Work Luncheon features government leaders
The Unity Foundation invites the public to attend the monthly Faith at Work Lunch on Friday, June 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. This month’s lunch is also the mayor’s prayer lunch, which...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Community breakfast Saturday, September 13: A community breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City, in conjunction with the Farmers Market. A free will offering will be accepted. Calvary Höst Fest Saturday, September 20: The Scandinavian...
September 11, 2014 - 2:32pm
September 9, 2014
Letter: Answers received about faith journey
To the editor: In April 2014, I had a dream that I would be directed to four or five priests. At the time I didn’t see any significance in it, so I put it aside. In August, a friend gave me a copy of the Catholic paper. On the back page was an ad for a Catholic Answers Conference...
September 9, 2014 - 12:09pm
September 4, 2014
Alpha Course to explore basics of Christianity
What is the meaning of life? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How should I read the Bible? The Alpha Course, a 10-week course geared toward new and long-time Christians and those interested in investigating Christianity, will explore these questions and more. A preview dinner will...
September 4, 2014 - 2:14pm