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Backer files for re-election in District 12A
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, May 25
Police investigate shooting; no injuries reported
Filings in Douglas County fairly quiet so far
News Briefs: Minneapolis Marathon canceled, less than two weeks before race
8AA-South tennis: Cards upended by Bemidji
6A softball: Knights bull over C-G-B in first round
3AA softball: Lakers' season over after bitter 19-17 loss
6A softball: Ashby's season ends in Norby's final game
Sports roundup from Tuesday, May 24
Alexandria FFA team excels in top five at state convention
Alexandria Education Foundation awards $40,000 in Teacher Innovation grants
Track and field meet draws 600 students
The art of cooking artichokes
New book looks at a century of Minnesota art and food
Engaged - Lesnau and Johanneson
Births - May 20, 2016
Births - May 13, 2016
Wedding - Capp and O'Leary
Engaged - Kading and Poole
Millerville Sportsmen help 22 kids gain gun safety certificates
Alexandria trap team still first in its league
A little patience leads to Nohre's first bird
Stringer full of walleyes
Lamb, Trenne lead Alex shooters
Alvin W. Krueger
Gertrude K. Nelson
Aurelia Anna Schimmelpfennig
Calice "Cal" G. Courneya
LETTER: Socialism and communism are penetrating our society
IN THE KNOW: Plenty to do here at any age
From the archives - 1966: Twenty Great Northern Railroad cars derail near Ashby
EDITORIAL: A new way of fighting lake invaders
LETTER: Presentation not an attempt to convert to Islam
Sabolik named a Princess Kay finalist
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Working buffers for water quality
Phosphorus, buffers and water quality on the ground
Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture
Developmental Achievement Center honors sponsors, purchases wheelchair bus
Moen receives 2016 Humanitarian Service Award
Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota award
Employment law update provides current information
Douglas Machine to open employee health clinic
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
LETTER: Thank a farmer for all they do
To the editor: Traditionally, the month of February has been designated as Food Awareness Month by both the American and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federations. Your local Douglas FB Federation would also like to be a part of this program and remind all of us as consumers where our food...
opinion / letters
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Food illness linked to alfalfa sprouts
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack &...
February 24, 2016 - 3:49pm
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
Life / Food
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Downtown sweet spot for 130 years
Since 1886, a bakery has operated at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in downtown Alexandria. "It's never, as far as I know, been closed and...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
Life / Food
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
February 6, 2016
Cream Puff Sundaes will impress your sweetheart
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service Cream puffs were a specialty of my mother's, and every year she prepared a huge amount to serve...
February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
January 24, 2016
Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large...
January 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2016
Twists on chili, cornbread will help with New Year's resolutions
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service The new year is here, and with it are many resolutions to do things a little differently in 2016....
January 10, 2016 - 11:12am
January 6, 2016
Local Foods College to return to Alexandria
The locavore movement – in which people eat food produced near their home to reduce their carbon footprint – is getting more and more popular. From field to fork, the average dinner has traveled 1,500 miles. When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your...
country / extension
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 5, 2016
Sauk Rapids meat company recalls beef products
Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The Sam’s...
January 5, 2016 - 7:39am
December 24, 2015
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service As we get closer to the holidays, our inbox starts to fill with questions from our readers about...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 20, 2015
Christmas prime rib roast an impressive holiday main dish
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service If you celebrate the Christmas holiday, it's time to start planning for your feast. Do you know...
December 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
Life / Food
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Out and about: Fork and Cork introduces refined menu
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fork and Cork event on Friday, October 23. Chamber members, businesses and community...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
September 17, 2015
It's time to cook up some recipes!
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks...
September 17, 2015 - 4:25pm