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Committee on Indian students formed
A design duo
When will ice leave lake?
Filling a need for hunger on campus
Boys Basketball: Ashby falls a point short against Henning
Boys Basketball: Steele Senske sinks 37 in defeat of the Knights
Boys Hockey: Advance sale tickets available for section championship
Boys basketball: Cold shooting halts B-E's winning streak
Boys basketball: Silverstreaks clinch a title
Prepare for septic system freezing potential
WCA Knights take multiple ribbons at latest meet
Nieland named 2017 Miss Teen Douglas County
Age is just a number to 84-year-old skier
Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
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
Dr. James "Jim" Swenson
Robert L. Janke Jr.
Violet L. Angen
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
GUEST EDITORIAL - Wanted: spring hunters for water research
IN THE KNOW: We can all work together
LETTER: Support renewable energy
LETTER: The diet of Lent
Choosing a garden style
Multiple FSA deadlines are approaching
It's fruit tree pruning time
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
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
January 13, 2017
COMMENTARY: Senator will put Minnesota first
By U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota In the wake of last year's dramatic and surprising presidential election, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given the political earthquake we experienced in 2016, I'll refrain from making any predictions about what...
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
Filing period to close Tuesday for Township officials
If you thought your civic duty ended after the November elections, guess again. Township elections are coming up and if you've thought about getting involved in grassroots government, this is your chance. The filing period to run for any of the township offices — supervisor,...
January 13, 2017 - 7:00am
January 12, 2017
Minnesota tax relief bill passes
ST. PAUL — More than 200,000 Minnesotans soon will receive tax breaks Minnesota senators passed legislation 66-0 Thursday, Jan. 12, to cut taxes by making state tax law conform with federal law. The House already took the same action to help Minnesotans who are beginning to...
January 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
January 6, 2017
COMMENTARY: Our system has no guarantees
By Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman, Bloomington, IN There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy. We're just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. Now, commentators worry about the imminent...
January 6, 2017 - 8:00am
Who puts on your lashes?
When laws regarding who and where the service of eyelash extensions can be performed recently changed, Joie Chapin's rent more than doubled....
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
January 5, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his...
January 5, 2017 - 4:48pm
January 3, 2017
Court says Minnesota sex offender law OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota may continue to put some of the worst sex offenders in prison-like facilities after they complete their sentences, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, Jan. 3.The decision reverses a Minnesota-based federal judge's 2015 ruling that the practice was unconstitutional...
January 3, 2017 - 5:26pm
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Wish list sent to transition team
To the editor: The Republican House Freedom Caucus sent a wish list of 228 federal regulations they want revoked to the Trump transition team. Some are listed below. 1. Caucus wants paid sick leave and minimum wage increases for federal contractors to be reversed. 2. Caucus wants...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 28, 2016
LETTER: Charities pay over 50 percent tax rate
To the editor: Why do Alexandria residents and our local charities that raise money for local causes using pull tab gaming, not stand up against an outrageous Alexandria gaming ordinance? This is an ordinance that in 2014 and 2015 took an average $50,000/year from the work of our...
December 28, 2016 - 8:00am
Uncertain future for disabilities services
Agencies that provide services to the disabled are under pressure to change. Some of the those changes could be for the better, but family members and advocates for the disabled aren't so sure that all will be positive. Mike Burke, who leads the Alexandria Opportunities Center, which...
December 28, 2016 - 7:00am
December 23, 2016
Bales, Johnson honored for years of service
Conditional use permits, grants, donations, underpasses and more were topics of discussion at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners...
December 23, 2016 - 11:00am
December 19, 2016
Live stream at 1 p.m.: Minn. pre-Legislative session briefing
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View...
December 19, 2016 - 11:00am
December 16, 2016
Don't hold your breath waiting for a special session in Minnesota
The chances of a special session in Minnesota slipped away in the dust of political battle Friday, leaving behind the corpses of tax relief for...
December 16, 2016 - 1:56pm
Johnson proud of road work; fiscal restraint
Jerry Johnson has been sleeping great the last couple of months. As of January 1, he will be a retired Douglas County commissioner. "I've slept...
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am