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Sheriff's employees get leadership training
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19
Area working to plug skills gap
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
Shooting for big things: Alexandria trap ready to compete in a competitive field
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
Robert F. Kane
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
Tip Top’s latest scoop: New owners
hires and promotions
on the street
August 28, 2013
The doggone hot days of summer
The heat is on. Not just the typical warmth of summer but a suffocating, blast-furnace type of heat that cloaks your every pore the second you...
August 28, 2013 - 12:48pm
August 26, 2013
Because of extreme heat, ALP urges residents to conserve electricty
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) is nearing an all-time electrical peak. ALP encourages customers to conserve electrical energy during late morning through dusk on these hot days. ALP has more than enough electrical capacity to serve all...
August 26, 2013 - 3:08pm
July 24, 2013
Where's baby? Look before you lock!
Ten minutes is all it takes for a motor vehicle to reach deadly temperatures. So far this year, 21 children have died in the U.S. after being left in hot cars, according to child safety group Kidsandcars.org. It's happened to the most loving, protective parents and well educated...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at high risk for heat-related death....
July 13, 2013 - 12:23pm
July 8, 2013
12 tips for beating the heat
As the heat and humidity of summer arrives, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources shares tips to provide consumers with the secrets to help keep cool, conserve energy, and reduce utility bills. "There are smart tips consumers can take during the long...
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
July 4, 2013
Eleven no-cost ways to beat the heat, conserve energy
There are many simple no-cost action steps you can take this summer to conserve energy and reduce your utility bills. The Minnesota Department of Commerce offers this list of ways to beat the heat and save money: --Close curtains and blinds and pull shades during the hottest times...
July 4, 2013 - 11:23am
July 2, 2013
Elderly are more prone to heat stress
Now that summer is finally here, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone about heat stress in the elderly.
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Commerce department offers tips for saving energy, staying warm
A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. "Minnesota is known for our 10,000 lakes and freezing...
October 25, 2012 - 2:20pm
October 19, 2012
Keep warm; call for Cold Weather Rule protection
CenterPoint Energy reminds customers about their rights and responsibilities under the Cold Weather Rule (CWR), which protects residential customers from having their natural gas service disconnected between October 15 and April 15, 2013 if they have difficulty paying their natural...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Sizzling summer celebrations
Small-town fun livened up the weekend in Douglas County with community celebrations providing plenty of fun and relief from the heat. Miltona...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
Health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to prevent swimming illness
As temperatures rise and Minnesotans flock to swim at their favorite beaches and pools, state health officials are reminding residents of steps they can take to help prevent recreational water illnesses this summer. "Germs on and in swimmers' bodies end up in the water and can make...
July 7, 2012 - 2:58pm
July 4, 2012
Health officials recommend steps to 'beat the heat'
With heat warnings or advisories currently in effect for the Twin Cities and broad areas of greater Minnesota, state health officials are reminding people that extreme heat can affect your health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of...
July 4, 2012 - 2:54pm
June 28, 2012
Hyperthermia: too hot for your health; here are tips for staying cool
Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high...
June 28, 2012 - 12:54pm
June 11, 2012
Warmest start to year and spring on record for Midwest
May 2012 ranked as one of the top 10 warmest months for eight of the nine states in the Midwest region with Minnesota being the lone state outside the top 10 (18th) based on preliminary temperature data. May was warmer than normal in all nine Midwest states, continuing the string...
June 11, 2012 - 11:37am
July 24, 2011
Report animal losses from excessive heat to Farm Service Agency
Livestock producers who incur losses on eligible livestock including Cattle, Poultry, and Swine along with other death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Livestock Indemnity Program...
July 24, 2011 - 10:17am