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Moose on the loose
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
House candidates disagree about gridlock, light rail
Douglas County financial website is not free
Runestone Museum makes television appearance
Sports schedule for Friday, Sept. 30
Six-overtime encore: Osakis hosts Frazee for homecoming clash
Football: B-E looks for fourth-straight win at Friday's homecoming
Benson: How I remember The Kid
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Alexzombia is back
Folk 'n' Blues Show comes to Evansville on Oct. 7
Keeping the food shelf stocked
Driver improvement program offered
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
Gladys M. Vogt
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
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
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
September 9, 2016
County wants employees to punch 'time clock'
Very soon, an estimated 300 Douglas County employees will be keeping track of their hours in a different manner. And this upsets some county officials. Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales feels strongly against a revised compensation policy approved Tuesday that would require all...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 8, 2016
County backs off tax plan for restaurant
After Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to undo a tax payment plan for an Alexandria restaurant and decided not to reconsider the issue,...
September 8, 2016 - 11:22am
September 7, 2016
CAPITOL CHATTER: Dayton looks at special session again
Minnesotans, those who care about such things at least, figured special legislative session talk was dead. They could be wrong. Gov. Mark Dayton said at the Minnesota State Fair that if local money could be found to support a southwestern Twin Cities light rail project, and the Legislature...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Sioux want Supreme Court to grant them Minnesota land promised in 1862
A group of American Indians whose ancestors rescued whites during an 1862 Indian war want to collect on a federal government promise of a 12-square-mile...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 6, 2016
Dayton tour hits four western Minnesota counties
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton will continue the Dayton-Smith Administration’s “87 Counties in 86 Days” statewide tour this week, visiting the western Minnesota counties of Clay, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, and Wadena. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Dayton will greet students at Probstfield Elementary...
September 6, 2016 - 9:43am
September 2, 2016
County to rescind tax plan for restaurant
A decision giving the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off their taxes is set to be rescinded at next week's Douglas County Board meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 6. and the item is on the agenda at 9:40 a.m. County Board Chair Jerry Johnson...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 23, 2016
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
A public hearing to get feedback on proposed changes to Alexandria's private well policy packed City Hall Monday night. Eight people spoke during...
August 23, 2016 - 12:09am
August 19, 2016
County gives restaurant more time to pay taxes
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to give the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off taxes they owe...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's minimum wage rises Aug. 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
The big question politicos discuss these days is how a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential race would affect races such as for the state Legislature. The answer, of course, is that nobody knows, especially given the fact that the two are pretty unpopular. On Minnesota Public...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University It's so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
LETTER: Legislative session ended in chaos
To the editor: After years of Minnesota leading the nation in anti-smoking efforts, Republicans slipped a provision into the tax bill providing a tax cut for people who buy cigarettes. Republicans also included a provision to end a sales tax exemption for the Minnesota High School...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
LETTER: Waiting for governor's call
To the editor: Gov. Dayton should call a special session and complete the very work that was agreed upon in a compromised $990 million bonding bill that included much needed $700 million in roads and bridges funding. This much needed funding was derailed by the Senate metro Democrats...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
LETTER: Brazen attempt to save money
To the editor: How benevolent of our state politicians to formulate the "innovative approach" to house the elderly, disabled and those end of life victims! If any politician finds this as cost effective or a good thing, then I have a question for these politicians: Would you see your...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am