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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 22, 2016
Woman sentenced for stealing $1.7 million from employer, most gambled away
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 5:24pm
March 2, 2016
LETTER: Regulate fantasy sports betting in Minnesota
To the editor: Have you heard of the newly-proposed bill that is focused on fantasy sports betting-gambling websites for Minnesota? If not, it is a bill that will be proposed on March 8, 2016. It will be proposed by Rep. Joe Atkins. I want to let people know that my uncle, let’s...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 14, 2016
Biggest Powerball ever has a winner
By Barbara Goldberg / Reuters Media A winning ticket for the biggest-ever $1.59 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in California, state...
January 14, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2015
New casino in Otter Tail County?
The White Earth Nation said September 25 that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-the-way neighborhood are excited by the news. The proposed site for the casino is near County Highway 41 on the west side...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
January 15, 2014
State’s problem gambling website earns national award
GetGamblingHelp.com, a website sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide information and resources to people facing a compulsive gambling issue, received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s award for Best Problem Gambling-Related Website. “We...
January 15, 2014 - 8:47am
Speaker to discuss struggles with gambling
Celebrate Recovery in Alexandria will feature Greg M. on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church. The event is free and open to the public. He will speak on his struggles with compulsive gambling, time spent in federal prison as a consequence of his actions, and...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
E-pulltab, bingo games will pay off, say supporters
ST. PAUL -- Genny Hinnenkamp travels the Duluth area, picking up proceeds from pulltab games, with profits destined for the charity she represents...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Local bars excited over electronic bingo
Owners and managers of local bars with electronic pulltabs say that the games are slowly catching on, but they're more excited about electronic...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Will video kill the pull-tab games?
There are more than 1,200 active lawful gambling organizations in Minnesota.
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Electronic gambling ready, but charities may go slow
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Applications sought for Problem Gambling Advisory Committee
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking applications for membership on the Problem Gambling Advisory Committee. Each of the 15 members of the committee is appointed to a two-year term by the commissioner of DHS; members can serve a maximum of six years. The application...
July 3, 2012 - 12:07pm
December 8, 2011
Group opposing expansion of gambling meets in Fergus Falls
Citizens Against Gambling Expansion (CAGE) held a meeting for supporters in Fergus Falls on November 30 to discuss the negative impacts of expanding gambling in Minnesota. Supporters attended the meeting where the CAGE executive director Jake Grassel gave an update on legislation...
December 8, 2011 - 9:56am
May 5, 2011
Racino bill lacks votes, but could provide session end game
ST. PAUL -- Some present the controversial plan to add casinos to the state's two horse-racing tracks as a rural vs. urban issue. Others say they like the idea of giving the state more money, but do not want to expand gambling. It is an issue that has been around the Minnesota Legislature...
May 5, 2011 - 2:52pm
April 27, 2011
Casino supporters rally against more gambling
April 27, 2011 - 10:12am
March 22, 2011
From racino to unions, Legislature in budget race
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is racing toward a self-imposed Friday budget deadline amid protesters fearing Wisconsin-type anti-union laws, Republicans bucking their party chairman by proposing racinos and key lawmakers saying their budget plans will not be finished by Friday. "Welcome...
March 22, 2011 - 8:37am