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Minn. Legislature and Gov. Dayton grind out compromise on $46 billion in spending
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Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
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Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
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On The Street
May 25, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Twenty Great Northern Railroad cars derail near Ashby
1916, 100 years ago: The Brandon Farmers’ Society of Equity is making plans to build a very modest warehouse to be used to receive produce, such as hides, potatoes, eggs, grass seeds, etc. for shipment, and in the case of receipts of carload shipments of twine, salt and fruit, so...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Junior-senior banquet held at Dickinson Inn on Lake Geneva
1916, 100 years ago: Editor W.J. Barr Moses of the Brandon Forum was in Alexandria to talk trade with Editor Brinildsen with a view of taking the Republican Gazette off Mr. Brinildsen’s hands. Mr. Moses had been advertising in trade journals that he wanted to trade his small town...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Heavy dust storm strikes Alexandria; windmill toppled
1916, 100 years ago: The Rev. T.W. Critchette, Commander of Post No. 51, Alexandria, invites all soldiers of the Civil War and Spanish War on Memorial Day to go to the cemetery in the morning and in the afternoon help dedicate the soldiers’ monument at the Douglas County Courthouse...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Glee Club girls picnic on Lake Geneva with gentlemen friends
1916, 100 years ago: The Norwegian Lutheran Synod Church at Brandon will be dedicated with Pastor Magelson giving comments. Those who wish to attend must bring their lunch basket along. Ladies Aid will be serving. … County Commissioner Theo. Walstead, while motoring from Lund Township...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Target Stores approved to possibly build in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: Butter-maker Olson of the Holmes City Creamery reports the creamery is doing well under the new rule to pay for the cream as it is received. It may cause some extra work but Mr. Olson and Secretary Gust Johnson are working hard to bring the business up to the...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Sunset Drive-In Theatre opens for season this week
1916, 100 years ago: The Rose City Creamery paid their patrons 39 cents per pound for butter for the month of February. … A.A. Rooney, president of the Osakis branch of the American Society of Equity, says that the organization is growing steadily as members realize the benefits...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
From the Archives - 1916: Electric light plant in Evansville now in operation
1916, 100 years ago: The approaches to the bridge across the stream connecting Lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos were washed out. It appears the opening filled up under the bridge and now the water in Lake Carlos has risen also, so that it cut through and washed out the dirt. … The...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: City passes governance of library to county
1916, 100 years ago: Arthur W. Bjorklund of St. Paul has opened a plumbing and heating business in the Dr. Anderson building, first door south of P.A. Johnson’s Studio. Mr. Bjorklund is the brother of Mrs. Fred Oppel. … The members of the Carlos block of Douglas County’s Breeders...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Lake #21-191 renamed Martin Lake
1916, 100 years ago: Henrick Myhr, the big farmer of Holmes City, called on Henry Hansen and got his hair trimmed up before the busy season sets in. He has made several improvements on his place lately. He has a gasoline engine, a large one, for feed grinding and the saw rig, and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Cigar factory raided and 125 pints of whiskey seized
1916, 100 years ago: Sheriff Kent, County Attorney Leach, Deputy Sheriffs Franklin and Downs made a raid at the Eikman cigar factory and found 125 pint bottles of whiskey, besides some empties. Chief of Police Cleve Olson had arrested a party under the influence of liquor and the...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
From the Archives - 1991: 'Grease' to be performed at Jefferson High School
1916, 100 years ago: In Kensington, Richard Osterberg became owner of the restaurant owned and run by George Henricks. Mr. Osterberg will take charge immediately. … About 25 farmers living in the vicinity of Ashby held a meeting at the Farmers’ State Bank for the purpose of organizing...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Alexandria rooming house for sale or trade
1916, 100 years ago: Gust M. Johnson, secretary of the Holmes City Creamery, said that with a few determined people, the creamery will develop successfully. The farmers will gradually go into dairying and when that branch of farming has developed, the industry will flourish. It takes...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
Meet Mr. History
Steve Stark, a.k.a. "Mr. History," will present a one-of-a-kind history program on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Ecumen Bethany Chapel,...
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Join the clothing collection effort of Bundle Days Drive
1916, 100 years ago: Peter Hoplin of Brandon filed as a candidate for the Legislature. This makes the third entry in the campaign. He has been active in temperance work, having been connected with the Law and Order League until the Douglas County Anti-Saloon League was organized last...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2005 - Twelve failed in 39 tobacco compliance tests
1915, 100 years ago: Carl Pipo of Moe Township has been hauling to town 600 bushels of onions, which he expects to ship to Eastern markets. We understand he is offered 50 cents per bushel. … In Brandon news: Some of our “would-be” hunters, who were out looking for ducks the...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am