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Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Trying to pull through
When the chase is on
Tennis: Osakis sweeps Mainstreeters
AGC Junior Golf Academy finishes summer program
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Girls soccer: Knoblach's goal stands up at Cathedral
Boys soccer: Cards can't find the net in loss at Cathedral
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Gladys M. Vogt
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Police looking for robbery suspect
August 30, 2012
Alexandria police investigate armed robbery at video store
An armed robbery was reported at Premiere Video at 307 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria just before midnight Wednesday. Alexandria police officers responded to a 911 call and were told an employee who was closing up for the night was robbed at gunpoint. There were no physical...
August 30, 2012 - 10:18am
June 12, 2012
Brooks sentenced to 35 years in Osakis murder
Jeffery Allen Brooks, 53, of Alexandria was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for murdering Diane Fortenberry of Osakis in May 2011. Todd...
June 12, 2012 - 3:09pm
June 11, 2012
Fire destroys two cabins in Osakis
June 11, 2012 - 10:59am
May 21, 2012
Fire destroys two businesses in Parkers Prairie, Minn.
Lightning is believed to have caused a fire early Saturday morning that destroyed two businesses in Parkers Prairie. Todd Quick, owner of NAPA...
May 21, 2012 - 9:54am
March 7, 2012
Alexandria, Minn., native helps design Betty White's 90th birthday cake
"It was always my dream to work in a professional test kitchen," former Alexandria resident, Jennifer Kalinowski said. "I've been fascinated...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Alexandria graduate establishes a career in the film industry
Dreams are the essence of life; some fade away while others blossom into reality. 2007 Jefferson High School graduate Lauren Minnerath isn't...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Member of popular central Minnesota band 'Nasty Habit' dies in car crash on Sunday
A member of a popular variety band that played in the Alexandria area was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday. Dale A. Larson, 46, of Rothsay was one of two drivers who died in the accident that happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Highway 88, about three miles southeast of Rothsay,...
March 6, 2012 - 9:12am
February 10, 2012
Alexandria Smiles collects from children 220 pounds of candy that will go to troops
2011 was Alexandria Smiles' third year collecting Halloween candy for the troops. This year, the clinic paid children $1 per pound of candy. The candy was then sent to local troops serving overseas. "Our goal this year was to collect 75 pounds of candy," said Dr. Erick Nolting at...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2011
Alexandria, Minn., man kayaks 175 nearby lakes in 54 months
From Evansville to Forada, Osakis and Millerville - more then 350 lakes stretch across Douglas County. It is Tom Johnson's goal to kayak them...
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Man rescued after vehicle plunges into Lake Darling in central Minnesota
A 53-year-old man was rescued from his vehicle that was partially submerged in Lake Darling Monday afternoon. The man apparently suffered a diabetic reaction, blacked out and drove into the lake off the access at Arrowwood Resort, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Arrowwood...
August 30, 2011 - 7:26am
August 26, 2011
The Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria is rockin' with music, fun, food and a nationally syndicated radio show
Country charm, toe-tapping music, good food, and friendly banter keeps crowds coming to The Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria, especially on...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
Alexandria fishing guide and divers discover hundreds of bones in Lake Victoria
He tugged his line and reeled it in slowly. It was a big one, he thought. When Alexandria fishing guide Roger Van Surksum, 64, finally got to...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Recent Alexandria, Minn., graduate has short story published in popular 'Chicken Soup' series
A short story written by Claire Illies, daughter of Marc and Sara Illies of Brandon, was published in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens. Illies, a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, wrote the...
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
July 18, 2011
FEMA offers tips for coping with extreme heat
With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to understand how to cope with extreme heat. "A combination of high temperatures and high humidity creates...
July 18, 2011 - 9:19am
July 13, 2011
11-year-old saves mom and sister from possible car crash near Alexandria, Minn.
Life's door can swing open or closed in just one moment. The Burns family of Alexandria understands those fragile circumstances all too well....
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am