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Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Oct. 24
Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Area football scores from Tuesday, Oct. 25
Football: Chargers overcome slow start in playoff opener
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
6A volleyball: Hancock ends Knights' season in first round
8-5A Football: Cards moving past a loss to Tech
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
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 21, 2013
Discovery Middle School to hold orientation, open house
Discovery Middle School in Alexandria will host an orientation session for all incoming 7th graders and for all 8th and 9th graders new to District 206 on Wednesday, August 28. Seventh grade students with green schedules will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Seventh grade students with blue...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 22, 2013
BBB says look ahead before leaping into a reverse mortgage
With the cost of living on the rise, some senior citizens are finding themselves on shaky financial ground. This trend has led to companies offering reverse mortgages - where lenders loan people money based on the equity built up in their homes - as a way for seniors to "cash in"...
June 22, 2013 - 11:17am
July 25, 2012
Five days of building bring a family home
The first week of June saw a flurry of activity as local builders and subcontractors helped Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) build...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Westrom runs House for a day
State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, acted as speaker of the House for the second time Tuesday afternoon. Westrom, who is blind, relied on a staff member to tell him what lawmakers were waiting to speak on the tax bill members were debating. "It's good to see you up...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Carol Wenner runs for District 8B post
Carol Wenner of Alexandria announced Friday that she is seeking the DFL endorsement for Minnesota House District 8B. She is running against Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria. "I want the folks in District 8B to know that I will work hard for them in St. Paul on the issues that...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
'Makeover' house sells quickly
The "makeover house" that Act One Staging Company of Alexandria did for Kitty Bundy was sold on January 17. The company had an open house for the property on December 17 after the makeover. Lecia Spellman, owner of Act One Staging Company, said the quick sale shows how important...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 21, 2011
Bethany community adult day services hosts open house
Celebrate "Adult Day Services Week" with Bethany Community's Day Services. There will be an open house on Friday, September 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., located in the Adult Day Services room in the lower level of Winona Shores Apartments, 1010 Lark Street, Alexandria. Enjoy memorabilia,...
September 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
Out of the ashes: Compassion
The loss still hasn't sunk in for the James and Connie Lawrie family of Alexandria. They lost practically everything they owned in an early morning fire Sunday - their house at 1320 Bryant Street and their personal belongings. But what is sinking in is the amazing generosity from...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Up in smoke: Fire destroys home near Lobster Lake
The Garfield Fire Department was called to a house fire last Friday on the north side of Lobster Lake. The Douglas County Law Enforcement Center...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 9, 2011
American Legion applauds House's constitutional reading
"Music to America's ears," was how The American Legion's National Commander characterized the Jaunary 6 reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives. "The Constitution should be revered by all Americans but it is especially so by the veterans of...
January 9, 2011 - 3:21pm
January 4, 2011
Legislature begins with smiles, before battles
ST. PAUL -- It was smiles and bigger smiles today as Minnesota's 201 legislators took their oaths of office, hiding the overriding fact of the new legislative session featuring the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans took control of the House and Senate...
January 4, 2011 - 3:24pm
December 21, 2010
Minnesota's 5.3 million people keep 8 U.S. House seats
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, with 5.3 million people, will keep eight U.S. House seats. The Census Bureau this morning released its 2010 population figures, which will be used to draw new congressional and legislative district lines. Many had feared Minnesota would not gain as many people...
December 21, 2010 - 11:50am
November 13, 2010
Zellers' early life made him a Republican speaker
ST. PAUL -- A brew of cattails, oil and beer put Kurt Zellers at the doorway to becoming Minnesota House speaker. Cattails: "I would drive around with my grandpa in his pickup..." Zellers recalled. "He said, 'See those cattails over there? We can't farm that anymore because the government...
November 13, 2010 - 10:10am
October 25, 2010
District 11A candidates differ on deficit cures
Minnesota House District 11A candidates have drawn clear lines between their positions as the final week of campaigning approaches. Incumbent Republican Torrey Westrom, DFL challenger Bennett Smith and Independence Party candidate Dave Holman met at a candidates forum in Morris last...
October 25, 2010 - 5:27pm
October 13, 2010
Senate, House candidates make their case at forum
Editor's note: The following is a continuation of a District 11 candidates forum that took place in Alexandria on October 6. State aid to local governments, rising healthcare costs, job growth and transportation needs. Those were just some of the topics the candidates who want to...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am