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Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017
From a mess to success
Co-op elementary school planned
Girls Basketball: Chargers show improvement with big win over Hancock
Girls Basketball: Section seedings released, Osakis locks up two spot
Girls Basketball: Cards take regular season finale, secure top seed
Girls Basketball: Osakis tops Pierz on parent night
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
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
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
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
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 1, 2017
LETTER: No problem with taking life
To the editor: Upon reading a recent letter, I can't help but respond. The letter mentioned bad parenting, and single parenting being the problem with kids today becoming murderers (sic) Bit. That is only part of it. If you'll really look at the statistics, I believe you'll find abortion...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
October 7, 2016
Foster parents needed for kids
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking foster parents for kids who need a safe and stable home. "Foster parents have the potential to change the lives of children who may have experienced chaos, loss and trauma in their lives," said Mary Weaver, foster care coordinator. Children...
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am
August 6, 2016
Festival brings out the smiles (w/video)
There was a lot of fun to be had in the city of Brandon this weekend during the annual Brandon Summer Fest. A street dance, parade, bean bag...
August 6, 2016 - 2:58pm
May 2, 2015
Safety first, then fun at bike rodeo Saturday
Families made their way to a bike safety rodeo in Alexandria on Saturday. The event featured free bike inspections and lunch, plus prize drawings...
May 2, 2015 - 12:05pm
May 1, 2013
Let's Go Fishing with Kids
The Let's Go Fishing with Kids program will hold a class for those in grades 3-6 who are interested in learning to fish on Thursday, May 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Carlos Elementary School.
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Let's Go Fishing with Kids
The Alexandria Youth Fishing Federation and the board members of the Alexandria Let's Go Fishing with Seniors are bringing back Let's Go Fishing with Kids for 2013. This year's program will mimic 2012 with some improvements. All students will leave the class with a new Lew's Rod...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
My belly, their baby
Sam's oven no longer worked. But she needed somewhere to put her bun. That's where Amanda Dahmes came in. "I have something that was taken...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Area moms invited to join MOPS group
Being a mom can be rewarding and fun, scary and overwhelming, all at the same time. A local organization offers all mothers of preschoolers - working moms, stay-at-home moms, stepmoms, expecting moms, new moms, single moms, married moms, foster moms, adoptive moms and moms of all...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Toy industry foundation launches 'Make a Stand for Kids'
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) recently launched a new program that lets kids, communities and companies make a stand - a lemonade stand - that will help give the gift of play to disadvantaged children around the country. "Make a Stand for Kids" is a charity-based initiative that...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 3, 2012
New study shows health care challenges for families in Greater Minnesota
For families in Greater Minnesota, accessing and affording critical basic needs can be extremely stressful and keep them from achieving economic stability. The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data book found that access to health care, food, jobs, and child care is limited in many regions throughout...
June 3, 2012 - 9:21am
May 16, 2012
Lakes Area Kids' Day is May 19
The 7th annual Lakes Area Kids' Day is set for Saturday, May 19 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria. Kids can learn about health, wellness, safety, nutrition, community and the environment. Entertainment will include Beetles mascot Ringo Radar; a juggler...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Healthy Kids Day set
The Alexandria Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day today, Friday, with a free community event for kids and families in the greater Alexandria area. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Reconnecting children and nature
Think back to your favorite childhood experience. For many, it's being outside on a quest to build a fort in the woods, ride your bike, or freely explore the neighborhood. Today, instead of hiking, biking and climbing trees, children are more likely to have limited direct experience...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Kids get chance to go fishing
Hey, kids, how'd you like to go fishing this summer? A local group is offering the perfect opportunity. Members of Let's Go Fishing Kids hope...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
World-class soccer players connect with kids
For the last five years, toward the end of July, some of the world's best soccer players get a kick out of coming to Alexandria. Their goal:...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am