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44th Ave. extension gets green light
Firefighter honored at council meeting
Bass Point Court may be paved
Legare enters Alford plea to attempted murder of priest
Defeated GOP gubernatorial candidate Johnson ‘done’ with politics
A decoy buck with a bow
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
Volleyball: Chargers rack up big LEC honors
Sports briefs: B-E boys basketball alumni game set for Jan. 5
Section swim: Cardinals' 4x400 relay earns a spot at state
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Ruth Willman Dahl
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Letter to the Editor: Be kind toward our president
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
'The Empire' rises on North Broadway: Eyesore property gets new look
'Remember to look up': Power company offers safety tips
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In the Know
July 19, 2018
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
You've probably heard many times over about the generational differences in the workplace and how employers have to treat Millennial (born 1980-1994) and Gen Z (born 1995-2012) employees differently than the generations that have come before them. Personally, I have found much of...
July 19, 2018 - 6:09am
July 11, 2018
In the Know: Moving forward together
It's hard to believe that summer break is half-way over and that we are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year in Alexandria Public Schools. We are blessed to be able to provide incredible opportunities for our students through the amazing work of our staff, visionary leadership...
July 11, 2018 - 5:26pm
July 4, 2018
In The Know: Just look across the street
As my college days were coming to an end, I thought I wanted to join the Peace Corps and travel overseas to help people. I had no destination;...
July 4, 2018 - 3:17pm
June 28, 2018
In the Know: Caring makes Alexandria unique
Summer in the Alexandria area makes our whole area swell with people and we are so fortunate that it does! I am so proud of our city and surrounding...
June 28, 2018 - 4:56am
June 21, 2018
In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls
How are you doing with robocalls? I've been pretty tired of them for some time. And now that they have upped their technology, the companies that make those calls can make it look like they are calling from a local number, which makes it more likely that you will answer them. It used...
June 21, 2018 - 5:22pm
June 14, 2018
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
Summer is finally here and there are so many wonderful things to look forward to and enjoy. Kids are out of school and families are planning...
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
June 7, 2018
In the Know: Alexandria is a leader in retail
Over the last year, there have been a number of retail companies who have closed their doors in the Alexandria area, and these closures have caused concern in our community. Ultimately, our location is not unique to this trend. Nationally, the amount of retail space going dark in...
June 7, 2018 - 8:20am
May 30, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Time of change and empty buildings
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Most of we older folks remember...
May 30, 2018 - 4:31pm
May 24, 2018
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
For too many years, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dentists have prescribed opioids to help relieve any and all pain. The plan was to be "pain-free" and this was encouraged by big pharma and an unofficial national policy. Yes, opioids are an effective tool...
May 24, 2018 - 10:59am
May 9, 2018
IN THE KNOW: May is filled with special events
May is a busy month for everybody in Minnesota. The warm weather allows for a variety of activities. There are a number of events during May both nationally and locally that are important to law enforcement personnel and keep us busy.
May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
May 2, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Gift shows community's support
As I sit down to write this column, something I enjoy very much, I reflect on how amazing the members of our community really are. I consider it to be a great privilege to be able to not only live and work in such a fine community, but to have the opportunity to interact with the...
May 2, 2018 - 8:32am
April 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
I am going to talk about summer and sun and open water, because I know that is what most Douglas County residents are currently yearning for after a very long winter. When you ask residents what they love about living in this area, typical responses often refer to the lakes, the trails...
April 25, 2018 - 9:11am
April 18, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Mental health and wellness in schools
Preparing all of our students academically for success in the future is our goal. Safeguarding students' mental health and wellness is integral to fulfilling that goal. The mental health of our students allows them to establish and maintain healthy relationships, make good life choices,...
April 18, 2018 - 7:49am
April 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: County is an importer of labor
In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award...
April 11, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2018
IN THE KNOW: 1968: A tumultuous year
Fifty years ago, 1968, was a tumultuous year in the United States with many events that affected the country for years to come. The events started on January 30, 1968 when the North Vietnamese attacked the South Vietnamese in what was called the Tet offensive. Normally this would...
April 4, 2018 - 4:20pm