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Student fighting cancer uses wish to bring in inspiring speaker
Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26
Rescuer used canoe, hot tub to save Minn. snowmobiler who fell through the ice
Sports schedule for Monday, Feb. 27
Girls Basketball: Chargers finish season 18-8
Boys Basketball: Alex wins sixth straight
Boys basketball: Battlers wrap up LEC title against Ashby
Boys basketball: B-E wins fifth straight by edging WCA
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Robert L. Janke Jr.
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 11, 2016
Father’s Day wish list: 7 gift ideas for stay-at-home dads
By Ben Hanson, AreaVoices blogger For an ultra-cheap, proudly practical stay-at-home dad like me, Father’s Day is a bit of a moral dilemma because of the “B-word”… budget. After all, me staying home means we’re a single-income family. Whenever I would seriously contemplate...
June 11, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2015
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders, books and natural soaps and lotions. So, in honor of your gardening...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
Nature books offered for holiday gifts
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a variety of books on the outdoors for Christmas gifts, ranging from bird feeding to landscaping to nature appreciation. Books by Carrol Henderson, DNR nongame wildlife program supervisor, are top sellers among books of their...
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Out and About: United Way's Adopt a Family program
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' office in Alexandria looked like a workshop for Santa's elves Monday. Volunteers from the community...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Give the gift of a safe holiday
Shopping, decorating, baking and holiday entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends. Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year, you may not realize it can also be the most hazardous; worse than any lump of coal....
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2011
New boutique in Osakis specializes in variety
January 9, 2011 - 12:34pm
December 4, 2010
Scrooge-O-Meter: The true cost of charging gifts
Given the economy this past year and with the biggest shopping days upon us, it's important to think about holiday spending and the true cost of using plastic for those unbeatable deals you're sure to be tempted with this holiday season. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial...
December 4, 2010 - 2:33pm
December 3, 2010
Holiday gifts for senior citizens
The calendar is filling up with parties and programs. The days are getting shorter and the shopping lists and wish lists are getting longer. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, our older relatives may feel that they've been forgotten during this hectic time.
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2010
Avoiding holiday debt - more consumers using cash and debit cards
Thinking about using cash or debit cards over the holiday shopping season? You're not alone! That's what most people -- or 70 percent -- will be using for their gift purchases, according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, of which LSS of Minnesota...
November 21, 2010 - 12:14pm
December 13, 2009
Last minute gift ideas for the gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? There's still time to shop for that special, gardening Christmas present! Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders,...
December 13, 2009 - 11:38am
December 11, 2009
Shopping for children's gifts? Try these educational ideas
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the West Central Initiative (WCI) and the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative. Are you at a loss for what to give that special child in your life? Sure, there's plenty to choose from - we're bombarded with toy gift ideas...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 28, 2009
WCI offers gift ideas for young children
Are you at a loss for what to give that special child in your life? Sure, there's plenty to choose from but often these playthings are just too expensive or downright inappropriate. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggests selecting toys for...
November 28, 2009 - 10:27am