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Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Council moves to censure Batesole
Five things to know from city council
Sale of land to council member finalized
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Hoops for Hope night includes Aces, area alumni players
Softball: New Ashby head coach looks to improve on 2-13 season
Softball: Knights win battle of young lineups in the spring opener
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Nancy A. Pedersen
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 20, 2017
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
To the editor: An open letter to the Douglas County Highway Department: Hi. Could you all devote more time and care into cleaning up County Road 82, please? Then just maybe we'll not have to read so many articles in this paper such as "Woman critical after two-car accident." Surely...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
August 17, 2016
State road fatalities reach 200
Minnesota has now reached 200 road fatalities in 2016, a sad reminder that motorists need to remember what is the most important task when behind the wheel. Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) show that Minnesota reached the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Delays bog 50th Avenue
Those traveling on Highway 29 South in Alexandria are experiencing delays and congestion because of a major road construction project. The Minnesota...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
LETTER: Speed limits should be lowered
To the editor: They talk about raising the speed limit to 60 mph on more trunk highways. I drive on those roads and they already have most of the people going 60-plus. I am going 55 or a little over and they fly by like I am standing still. I drive down Broadway in Alexandria, which...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN Do we need good roads? Absolutely. Not only is it more comfortable driving and riding on good roads, it is definitely a safety factor. Maintaining older roads and the reconstruction of others will reduce accidents and also save...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
For small cities, road aid is little help
Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed. Almost nothing, that is, except several million dollars for Minnesota’s...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Road reconstruction under way in Holmes City
A significant road reconstruction project is under way in Holmes City. While the project isn’t large in scope, it is significant due to the...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Zero-death initiative falls short of goal
The 5,600 mile initiative referred to as the I-90/94 Challenge fell short of its zero death goal after one person died Monday afternoon in Montana. Since 2011, more than 524 crashes have been recorded on Interstates 90 and 94 that span from Massachusetts to Washington during the...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
August 2, 2013
Smoother ride coming soon to Highways 29, 27
One last patch. After that, Highway 29 between Alexandria and Parkers Prairie will be completely resurfaced in 2014, all the way from McKay Avenue to Highway 210. The Minnesota Department of Transportation distributed a news release on Tuesday about the project. Crews will be filling...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Highway 78 bridge over I-94 closes; traffic detoured to Evansville, Dalton
The Highway 78 bridge over Interstate 94 closed on May 30 for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
VIDEO: Helicopter work planned along I-94
Motorists on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Sauk Centre may notice crews in helicopters working near the interstate starting Thursday,...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Ask the Trooper: Are the 'rules of the road' different for mail carriers?
Question: Is a rural mail carrier required to wear a seat belt when delivering the mail? Infrequently, I act as a substitute mail carrier. The vehicle I drive is not a right-hand-drive vehicle.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Eight traffic deaths on state roads in seven days
The Minnesota State Patrol reports eight traffic deaths in the last seven days, Nov. 11-17. The stretch of road deaths comes before the historically deadly Thanksgiving travel period. "This last week demonstrates how deadly Minnesota roads can be, and these tragedies reinforce how...
November 18, 2010 - 2:32pm
July 17, 2010
Community events to delay traffic on state highways this summer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As summer progresses and communities around Minnesota gear up for festival season, state highway officials say motorists need to be aware of various events that will close highways and cause delays, including: --Barbeque Days - July 16-18, on Highway 25 in Belle...
July 17, 2010 - 9:13am