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3 killed, more than 100 injured in N.J. train crash
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Sept. 28
I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
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