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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
on the street
May 23, 2018
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
1918, 100 years ago: An induction of 26 of the drafted men of Douglas County left by way of the Great Northern. They were sent to Camp Lewis at American Lake, Washington, in a special train. Melby is boasting of a first class ice cream parlor. Carlson and Johnson have opened one in...
May 23, 2018 - 1:57pm
May 16, 2018
1918: The way to banish freckles
1918, 100 years ago: Clarence Newhouse arrived from Camp Pike to see his mother, who is very ill. Clarence was made corporal soon after going to Camp Pike and later was promoted to sergeant. He received word just before leaving that he had been admitted to the officers' training camp....
May 16, 2018 - 10:56am
May 9, 2018
1918: Things get hairy after barber drafted
1918, 100 years ago: Dr. Boyd bought from Cleve Hicks the old Hicks' home right across from The Alexandria Hotel. Dr. Boyd will take possession at once and his plans now are to raze or remove the old building and build a new residence there. The Hicks' home is one of the few remaining...
May 9, 2018 - 1:29pm
May 2, 2018
2008: Dirty Jobs host visits Kensington turkey farm
1918, 100 years ago: Senator E.E. Lobeck filed for Congress. He has been urged for some time by the National party to become an active candidate for the nomination from the seventh district. His platform for years has been practically the same as the one now advocated by the Nonpartisan...
May 2, 2018 - 2:32pm
April 25, 2018
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
1918, 100 years ago: On a special train leaving from the Soo depot, Alexandria, 24 more men of Douglas County will answer the call of their country and leave for Camp Dodge. The plan of the government from now on is to take the drafted men oftener and not so many at a time. Twelve...
April 25, 2018 - 2:08pm
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Herberger's first opened its doors in Alexandria in 1963. But the company got its start in 1890 when George F. Herberger and his brother, Frank,...
April 25, 2018 - 12:21pm
April 19, 2018
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
1918, 100 years ago: Carl Anderson, undertaker of Alexandria, was called to Fergus Falls with his auto hearse for the funeral of Mrs. Dr. G.O. Welsh, wife of the superintendent of the insane hospital there. Mrs. Welsh has been very prominent for years in club and suffrage circles....
April 19, 2018 - 9:48am
April 11, 2018
2008: Elm Street water tower demolished
1918, 100 years ago: Charles A. Lindberg, Little Falls, former congressman, filed last week with the secretary of state for the Republican nomination for governor at the state primary election in June. He has the Nonpartisan league endorsement and is the first candidate to file for...
April 11, 2018 - 10:29am
April 4, 2018
1968: Central Junior High pool nears completion
1918, 100 years ago: Wanted: Man and wife to work on farm, $60 per month. — Ed Roth, R. 2, Alexandria. Miss Elsie Nelson, who last year completed a course in typewriting and shorthand at the Minneapolis Business College, is at present working in the Register of Deeds office...
April 4, 2018 - 9:21am
March 31, 2018
Legacy of the Lakes gets $10,000 grant
The Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria is among 36 organizations to receive a grant this month from the Minnesota Historical Society. The $10,000 grant will be used to hire a qualified consultant to write a three- to five-year exhibit plan for the museum in downtown Alexandria....
March 31, 2018 - 4:52pm
March 28, 2018
1918: Brandon debates school consolidation
1918, 100 years ago: In Brandon: The bell on the village hall which was blown down last summer during a storm is being replaced. Also in Brandon, the debate on consolidation of schools, which was held at the village hall, was attended by a large number of farmers and townspeople....
March 28, 2018 - 8:39am
March 21, 2018
1993: Sears Roebuck closes its doors in Alexandria
1918, 100 years ago: Mr. Olof Nelson of Garfield, who enlisted in the Signal Corps of the U.S.A., left from here for Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis. Olof is over the draft age but he enlisted and wants Uncle Sam to put him where he can be of greatest service to his country. Rudolph...
March 21, 2018 - 2:42pm
March 15, 2018
1993: Parkers Prairie slam-dunks Osakis, captures first title
1918, 100 years ago: In Brandon, Arthur Berg came home from Camp Grant, Ill., for a few hours' visit with his parents. He was only allowed a three days' furlough and most of the time was spent on the road. In Moe and Vicinity, Victor Olson was a lucky fellow to catch three wolves...
March 15, 2018 - 7:13am
March 8, 2018
1918: National Prohibition Party to meet in Alexandria
1918, 100 years ago: Prohibition headquarters are busy with the completion of details for the National Convention, to be held in this city. Estimates indicate that about 500 Prohibition Party delegates and visitors will be present. A referendum vote of the National Executive Committee...
March 8, 2018 - 8:48am
March 1, 2018
1918: Large crowd, band bid soldiers good-bye
1918, 100 years ago: The second division of Douglas County's first quota of drafted men left for Camp Dodge. They went by way of the Soo on a special train. A large crowd of fully 2,000 people escorted the boys to the depot to see them off. At the courthouse, the Red Cross and Alexandria...
March 1, 2018 - 1:03pm