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Prosecutor says officers justified in shooting of sex offender
Health and development screenings available
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
Resort, campground operators invited to Fall Conference and Expo
Mental health advocate to speak on Oct. 24
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
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
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
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
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
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On The Street
October 14, 2016
Finnish history runs deep in Douglas County
The public is invited to attend a free presentation on 150 years of Finnish immigrant settlement in America on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Historic Brandon Auditorium, 105 Holmes Ave., Brandon. In November 1866, a young couple, their children and three bachelors traveled...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
October 12, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Open house held at Chandler Field
1916, 100 years ago: Sen. Knute Nelson and Congressman A.J. Volstead campaigned in Douglas County, speaking at Nelson, Osakis, Carlos, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. They were listened to with interest and respect. ... Quite a scare out this way (Forada and Union Lake...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
October 5, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Gray Ladies make ditty bags for Vietnam servicemen
1916, 100 years ago: News has been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Erickson of St. Paul. ... There will be English services at the German Lutheran Church. All are welcome. ... Pete Unumb is building a large addition to the north side of his residence...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
September 30, 2016
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. • In 1929,...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
To the editor: Day after day we as American citizens are experiencing attacks and harassments against our moral and religious principles. We are losing freedoms we have long enjoyed to the ideologies of dictatorship agendas. The lack of interest, common sense and the reality of relativism...
September 30, 2016 - 1:00am
September 28, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Rock Anderson donates 15 gallons of blood
1916, 100 years ago: Oscar Erickson and Ole Setter have leased the garage, formerly run by Mr. Thompson near Fredenberg's machine shop, for a year where they will handle their line of Chevrolet and Oakland automobiles. They will also handle a full line of automobile supplies for their...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Debra Sax selected as Vikings cheerleader
1916, 100 years ago: The County Sunday School Association held their annual convention at the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city. The convention was better attended than usual and much interest was shown in the work. ... Adolph Holmberg and Carl O. Knutson have formed a co-partnership...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
From the Archives - 2006: Greg Amundson wins first prize at Colgate Country Showdown
1916, 100 years ago: Quite a number of people were greatly disappointed about no county fair this year. Seems like there is always something to look forward to before fair time, but the fall looks "dryer" than ever, there being no fair at all. ... Clifford Larson of Brandon started...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
1916, 100 years ago: A party of nine young people went out to Lake Victoria and enjoyed an outing, toasting marshmallows and roasting “weeners.” The party was given in honor of Mr. Edwin Marriott who spent a week’s vacation at his home here. He then returned to St. Paul. …...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
1916, 100 years ago: Frank Olson of Alexandria is putting a complete system of plumbing for hot and cold water in the new building for Ferd Swenson of Brandon. The equipment will be modern in every respect. … C.A. Anderson, postmaster at Carlos, returned from Minneapolis where he...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Two men drown in Lake Ida; life jackets still in wrappings
1916, 100 years ago: The Peterson Paint shop force entertained their employers and their ladies and a few friends to a fish fry on Lake Darling on the Fourth. The men folk were the cooks and waiters and entertained very royally. … In South Holmes City, the Sogardens have improved...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Frances Gulbranson wins a pony from 'Swede's' Phillips 66
1916, 100 years ago: In Alexandria, the heavy rainstorm caused considerable damage. Water poured into the electric light plant and for a while there was not a light in the city. It took three men to hold the door against the pressure of the water. In other places, the fuses were burned....
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
1916, 100 years ago: J.L. Davidson of Minneapolis, who operates several theaters in the Twin Cities, has taken a three year lease on the Cozy Theatre in Alexandria. He is an experienced manager of theaters and understands the business from A to Z. … The annual meetings of the Forada...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
From the archives - 1916: National Guard deployed to protect Mexican border
1916, 100 years ago: The work on the park around the Great Northern passenger depot is completed and in a remarkable manner improves the surroundings. About $1,100 has been expended and flowers were donated by the Women's Club of Alexandria. ... Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson received...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Alex Tech student project house sells at auction for $11,075
1916, 100 years ago: The Douglas County Breeders Association held their first meeting on the shores of Lake Geneva near Theo. A. Erickson's farm. T.A. Erickson, being president, presided over the meeting, the first since the association started four years ago. ... Edward Lund, while...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am