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White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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