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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
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