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More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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April 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Don't believe these weather myths
Awareness weeks can help people better understand an issue or a problem — or maybe save lives. That's the case with Minnesota Severe Weather...
April 11, 2018 - 8:28am
March 7, 2018
LETTER: God made a promise about flooding
To the editor: Scientists have come up with a lot of ideas on how old the Earth is — in millions of years. They say that we are causing the earth to warm because we emit too much carbon dioxide. People and animals breathe out carbon dioxide (CO2). Trees use it to produce fruit...
March 7, 2018 - 2:49pm
September 2, 2017
It's Our Turn: Disaster victims need tools, help to recover
I have two iron baling hooks that hang in the garage. They came from my Uncle Jack's farm — simple metal hooks about a foot long with the metal bent into a handle at one end. It was designed to stab into a square hay bale to make throwing it up on a wagon or down from a hayloft...
September 2, 2017 - 6:31am
August 29, 2016
Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
The rain came quickly Monday morning, flooding low-lying areas, but didn’t cause any serious damage as it moved through Douglas County. “We...
August 29, 2016 - 4:42pm
December 9, 2015
A joyous return for residents
A soggy summer stretched into a long autumn and finally, in November, life was getting back to normal for flooded-out condo residents in Alexandria. Residents...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
May 20, 2015
Will flooding worsen?
Rainfall and heavy rainfall go together. That is, when there is a pattern of above-average and more frequent rainfall, it is also more likely...
May 20, 2015 - 6:42pm
September 14, 2014
Hurricane Odile Impacting Baja California
Hurricane Odile is barreling toward Baja California. Right now, a Category 3 storm with max sustained wind at 125 mph. It projected to ride along...
September 14, 2014 - 7:25pm
August 13, 2014
Todd County included in disaster area
Twenty-four flood-affected counties – including Todd County – and two tribal governments were added to the federal disaster declaration secured by Governor Mark Dayton on July 21, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 24, 2014
Sun shines, but flood fight continues
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Sunshine improved many water-logged Minnesotans' spirits Monday, but a flood fight may continue all summer for some.
June 24, 2014 - 10:33am
March 10, 2014
Warm temperatures causing flooding problems in Alexandria
With temperatures soaring past 40 degrees this week, the mild weather is creating a lot of runoff from melting snow and ice. Some intersections in Alexandria are flooding, according to Bill Thoennes, interim public works director. "We do have crews out steaming open the frozen...
March 10, 2014 - 10:19am
April 6, 2013
Flood threat prompts warning for well owners
An ounce of prevention now could be worth gallons of cure later for private water well owners facing floods this spring, said state health officials this week. Heavy snowfalls this winter created the likelihood for flooding in certain parts of the state. The Minnesota Department...
April 6, 2013 - 2:27pm
September 30, 2012
Flood assistance grants available to 15 counties in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for state flood assistance from farmers severely impacted by record rainfall and flooding in June 2012. Grants are available to eligible farmers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue,...
September 30, 2012 - 4:22pm
March 13, 2011
Prepare now for spring flooding
Heavy snows this winter could bring damaging floods this spring. On average, U.S. consumers lose about $2.4 billion every year from flood damage. You can mitigate that risk with flood insurance, but it's important to understand flood insurance's terms and conditions. And since flood...
March 13, 2011 - 11:21am
October 19, 2010
More counties eligible for disaster aid
October 19, 2010 - 12:05pm
October 16, 2010
Legislators prepare for disaster-relief session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home. At least that is what Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he and legislative...
October 16, 2010 - 1:10pm