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West I-94 lane near Evansville to close Monday
County Road 3 to close for roadwork
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Fire destroys truck in Alexandria
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
Youth show kindness to sheriff's office, police department
Learning to grow through grief: Anderson Funeral Home to host grief seminar
A pioneer in local farmers' market retires
CLCA 2016-17 season opens with Dallas Brass
EAC to display photos from International Space Station
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
Wedding - Lesnau and Johanneson
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
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
Glenice Lauretta Phelps
COMMENTARY: Dutch elm disease is still very prevalent
EDITORIAL: Be on lookout for pedestrians
LETTER: Unborn life matters
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
1966: Alexandria businessmen on educational tour of Cities
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
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
TWF Industries Inc. is named a Top Shop
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 13, 2016
Five things to know from Alexandria City Council
CITY PROTECTS WATER SUPPLY At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council gave final approval to an ordinance designed to protect the city's underground water supply. The wellhead protection ordinance establishes standards and prohibited uses within the city's two wellhead...
September 13, 2016 - 8:15am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
Why aren't more city-owned facilities in Alexandria recycling their garbage? The question popped up at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting and prompted the tabling of a request to get quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse. The city's five-year garbage service...
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
Concrete to be poured between RCC rinks
Concrete will soon be installed on the north side of the Runestone Community Center (RCC) between the two rinks to help with drainage. It's being done in conjunction with a new refrigeration building and new dehumidification system that were recently installed at the RCC. The Alexandria...
September 12, 2016 - 10:33pm
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