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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
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
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
December 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Area needs a homeless shelter
There are people in Douglas County with no place to call home. It's not just a "big city" problem and more needs to be done to address it. There should be places for the homeless to find a warm bed in Alexandria. No one should have to spend a cold winter's night in a car or "couch...
December 13, 2017 - 6:16am
December 12, 2017
Holiday Train stops in Alexandria
The Holiday Train made its annual stop in Alexandria Tuesday to entertain people with live music and raise money for the local food shelf. Musical...
December 12, 2017 - 2:21pm
May 22, 2017
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
As she was driving to work one day last school year, Lynn Ransom asked herself, "Why can't we have a food shelf? Ransom, a paraprofessional...
May 22, 2017 - 7:59am
March 1, 2017
Filling a need for hunger on campus
College students are hungry. But with their budgets stretched thin by the cost of going to school, many don't have enough money to pay for regular...
March 1, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
YMCA celebrates New Year with the community
The Alexandria Area YMCA invites the community to its annual New Year's Day Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Admittance to the YMCA is free, permitting members and guests provide one item per person or a monetary donation to benefit the Alexandria Outreach Food...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
November 11, 2016
Ready your hands for community-wide Service Blast on Nov. 16
First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will host a Service Blast for the entire congregation and community on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m....
November 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
September 30, 2016
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
A growing need to feed the hungry and keep volunteers safe prompted the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf to start its fifth expansion. The...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
Keeping the food shelf stocked
Did you know that some of the food donated to the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf comes from local businesses? Did you know that some of...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Local food shelf receives $64,000 grant
The Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County recently received a grant for $64,000. The Otto Bremer Trust Grant will go into a building fund to help make conditions safer for volunteers. Because of where the garage is located on the property, it experiences runoff that causes a slippery...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Annual car show to support local food shelf
The public is invited to attend the Vintage Car Club (VCC) of Alexandria’s annual car show and swap meet on Sunday, June 26 at the Douglas...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Outreach Food Shelf receives $10,000 grant
The Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County was awarded a grant of $10,000 on April 18 from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. The grant will help make necessary upgrades to the food shelf to ensure that hungry people in Douglas County can continue to access healthy food for...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Jingle Bells continues to fight local hunger
With additional funds coming in since the 67th annual Jingle Bells Telethon, The Jingle Bells Foundation is able to increase its level of helping with hunger beyond the Christmas season. The additional donations raised the total amount to more than $92,000. The Jingle Bells Foundation...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Students raise funds for local food shelf
Students from New Testament Christian School in Alexandria, including teacher Jennifer Holmquist with 1st and 2nd grade students Rachel Wegner,...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Holiday Train to roll into town Friday, December 14
The Holiday Train will roll into Alexandria this Friday, spreading a message of Christmas cheer and giving. The train, which raises money for food shelves, is scheduled to arrive at the 8th Avenue East railroad crossing near the Hubbard Feed Mill shortly before noon. The Holiday...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2012
New bowling tournament helps food shelf
On November 24, Garden Center Lanes ran the first SunOpta one-day bowling tournament to raise money for the Douglas County food Shelf. Bowlers participated from throughout all of Minnesota, from Alexandria to as far away as Aberdeen, South Dakota. With the combined money from a...
December 7, 2012 - 12:00am