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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
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
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
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
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 29, 2016
LETTER: Need background checks on all gun ownership changes
To the editor: If you want to buy a firearm in the state of Minnesota and quite possibly other states, you need a permit to purchase a firearm from the city police if you live in the city and the sheriff if you live in the county. What I have an issue with is why when guns are handed...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Senate shoots down gun cell phone cases
Westrom worries about the bills ‘slippery slope’ By Don Davis Forum News Service Young Minnesotans may think mobile telephone cases that...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced on stolen weapon charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to felony possession of stolen firearms was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Kenneth Freeland...
March 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
March 25, 2016
Democrats try to expand gun background checks
A new effort to require background checks on all Minnesota gun buyers began March 10, but gun owner groups, Republicans and some rural Democrats...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Where's the help that is needed?
To the editor: The president recently spoke to the public after another gun-related incident where more innocent people were killed. President Obama was in tears as he asked, “What’s going on, and why can’t we get a solution to this problem?” My question is: What’s going...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
How easy is it to get a gun at a pawn shop?
Buying a gun at a pawn shop isn't as easy as you may think. You can't just walk in, plop a wad of bills on the counter and leave a couple minutes...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
LETTER: No security system after a robbery
To the editor: I was in the pawn shops the other day and was surprised to see after their latest robbery they still failed to learn. They still don’t run a cable or lock up in a safe the long guns and the handguns nightly. There is no security system other than a cheap deadbolt...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
LETTER: When will we stop accepting a double standard?
To the editor: Over 33,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. That’s over 90 lives a day. In any given weekend, we lose about as many people as were lost during the ISIS attack on Paris. Over this most recent holiday weekend, an armed gunman opened fire on a preventive care...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
April is for budget; guns and marriage return in May
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is famous for deciding major issues near the end of each year's session. Expect 2013 to be no different. So far, Governor Mark Dayton has signed just one major bill into law, and eight minor ones, out of 3,172 that the 201 lawmakers have in...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
February 13, 2013
Gun week fires up supporters
ST. PAUL -- Gun week in the Minnesota Legislature came and went, but the debate is far from over. A former law enforcement officer, now a senator,...
February 13, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Gun supporters say 'assault' rifles are like hunting rifles
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday. A federal ban on the guns that expired in 2004 did not work, Chris Rager of the National Rifle Association told the House public safety co...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
April 28, 2011
Bill broadens 'deadly force' self defense provision
ST. PAUL -- A bill expanding Minnesotans' rights to defend their homes split the law enforcement community before it received Thursday approval in a state House committee. "We like to refer to it as a self-defense bill," said Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, a police chief wearing...
April 28, 2011 - 3:49pm
January 12, 2011
Shooting raises security concerns
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Gun club to meet next Tuesday
The annual meeting for the Alexandria Gun Club will take place Tuesday, January 11 at the Corral in Nelson starting at 6:30 p.m. Club business includes election of officers, membership renewals and discussion of club activities for the new year. Club officers serve staggered terms...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Sebeka chief: Weapons in fort story 'just wrong'
Sebeka Police Chief Eric Swenson said Thursday he's been in the national spotlight for several days, but the underlying story was nothing more than a misunderstanding. Swenson said he's been contacted by all the networks, Fox News, and many other media outlets, all asking about a...
October 21, 2010 - 3:28pm