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Polar Plunge a success despite recent warm weather
Wisconsin elderly couple's perplexing death may never be explained
Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Boys basketball: Battlers wrap up LEC title against Ashby
Boys basketball: B-E wins fifth straight by edging WCA
Blizzard hockey: Alex sweeps, cushions lead for second in West
Section 5A swimming: Cards punch plenty of tickets to state
Wrestling: Bogart, Kluver-Longfellow punch their tickets to state
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 9, 2016
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be rolling into Alexandria on Monday, Dec. 12. It will stop at the railroad crossing on Eighth Ave. East...
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 16, 2016
Cardboard brigade tackles hunger, homelessness
To recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20, West Central Minnesota Communities Action will host a cardboard brigade in which volunteers take to the street corners of Alexandria while holding cardboard signs filled with facts about hunger and homelessness in Douglas...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
October 14, 2016
Team Miltona unites to fight hunger
Members of the Miltona community and beyond are invited to attend Team Miltona's second annual Harvest Pack to Fight Hunger on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. at Miltona Community Center. Just 28 cents provides a well-balanced meal, and one packet feeds six people. Twenty percent of...
October 14, 2016 - 2:15am
September 30, 2016
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
A growing need to feed the hungry and keep volunteers safe prompted the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf to start its fifth expansion. The...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
June 23, 2015
Supper focuses on hunger issue in Alexandria
A “Feeding Souls” Supper took place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria on Friday, June 19. Participants...
June 23, 2015 - 9:46am
June 10, 2015
Fighting hunger a meal at a time
Group of seventh graders is latest to help Harvest Pack
June 10, 2015 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
State data book shows improvement in child well-being
Demographic, social and economic changes, and major policy developments at the state and national level have affected lower-income children in both positive and negative ways since 1990, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 25th edition of its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. There...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Farmers offered chance to fight hunger
This fall, although they already play a large role in food production, Minnesota farmers will have an opportunity to help solve the problem of hunger in rural communities. Feeding America’s Invest an Acre program turns farmers’ contributions into meals for local families. Farmers...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 17, 2013
Children in Greater Minnesota at risk for hunger during summer vacation
One in five families with children in Minnesota faces hunger or food insecurity. This means that children do not always receive three meals a day or sometimes skip meals. Much of this happens on the weekends and during summer vacation when there is no access to free or reduced school...
June 17, 2013 - 10:18am
May 8, 2013
Letter carriers seek to 'stamp out hunger'
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are hosting a Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11. Postal customers are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items. They can then place the items by their mailbox for letter carriers to deliver to a...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Empty Bowls to help fight hunger
Due to the growing problem of hunger in Minnesota, District 206, with help from the community, is again putting on the Empty Bowl Project. The event is Tuesday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria. A bowl of chili is $5, and a bowl of chili and...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Plant an extra row
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season.
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this Saturday
On Saturday, May 12, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Help letter carriers stamp out hunger
Fill a bag. Feed families. That's the goal of the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive that takes place Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need. It's...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Alpha Pi Phi chapter asks guests to bring food, books to ATCC graduation
The Alpha Pi Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Alexandria Technical and Community College will participate in "Project Graduation...Feed a Body, Feed a Mind." This initiative is designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community. Graduating students...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am