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Early morning fire destroys home in Brandon
GoFundMe campaigns created for family of 12-year-old drowning victim
Alexandria high school prom held Saturday night
Republicans elect outsider Jennifer Carnahan to head party
Update: 12-year-old drowning victim identified
Baseball: Cards improve to 7-1 with win at Albany
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls take first at Staples
Girls Golf: Minnewaska tied for first after two WCC rounds
Track and Field: Osakis girls second, boys sixth at Blascziek Invite
Softball: Chargers win fifth straight to move to 9-2
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
JaLysa Ann Cook
Janine M. Paulzine
Robert Joseph Schlosser
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 30, 2016
Catch up on winter reading in library program
The holidays are over, and winter has begun. What a great time to settle in for some escapist reading in a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire. As long as you are reading, or listening to audiobooks, why don't you also earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet, local gift certificates...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
Successfully growing traditional plants of the season
Several traditional holiday plants make their appearance in your local retail markets this time of year. If you're looking for a gift plant or...
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Holiday season is good time to discuss aging with loved ones
Minnesota's senior population is doubling as baby boomers reach retirement age, and that means many families have a growing number of older relatives. When families gather for the holidays, it can be a time in which changes in older relatives are noticed and concerns about their health...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? There's still time to shop for that special, gardening Christmas present. Many local businesses...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
December 7, 2016
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Looking for some scrumptious baked goods to serve at your holiday gatherings? The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, near the Brass Lantern at Viking Plaza in Alexandria, from 9 a.m. until all the goodies are gone. Those who wish...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
November 25, 2016
First Lutheran Church presents The Living Nativity
The members of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will again present The Living Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a walk-through...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
The Runestone Museum will present its annual Christmas in the Fort, featuring the Parade of Trees, on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fort Alexandria. This holiday celebration is free and open to the public. Santa will make an appearance, and goodies and cider will be served....
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give to the Max day is Thursday, Nov. 17
GiveMN is gearing up for its eighth annual Give to Max Day, Minnesota's homegrown holiday of giving. Set for Thursday, Nov. 17, the 24-hour online fundraiser is expected to once again raise thousands for nonprofits and schools around the state. As is tradition for Give to the Max...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 4, 2016
Holiday craft/vendor event benefits Jingle Bells
The public is invited to attend a holiday vendor/craft event on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. All proceeds will be donated to Jingle Bells. Vendors will include Scentsy, Elli Lou Creations, Gourmet Cupboards, Lularoe, Thirty-One, Sweater...
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am
July 6, 2016
A festive Fourth
The Fourth of July celebration in the Douglas County area was a dandy. Evansville’s annual July Celebration from Friday through Sunday included...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 24, 2015
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service As we get closer to the holidays, our inbox starts to fill with questions from our readers about...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 18, 2015
LETTER: Be kind and help garbage haulers
To the editor: I have read with interest the previous comments about our garbage haulers. As a wife of a garbage hauler, let me address some misconceptions. When you see a truck and you see garbage coming out of the truck, why not follow to the next stop and let them know? These are...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is holding a collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota through the end...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Out & About Around the County: Thanksgiving dinner at St. Mary's
A hard-working crew of about 150 volunteers prepared a Thanksgiving Day feast at St. Mary’s in Alexandria last week. On Tuesday night, they...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am