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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22
Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 4, 2017
Free seminar discusses keeping the farm in the family
Ninety-seven percent of farms are family farms that account for 86 percent of farm production. Thirty-three percent of farm operators in the U.S. are 65 or older. Farming continues to evolve from one generation to the next. It is a unique business with challenges, and opportunities,...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Unique high school program helps fill demand for nurses
Alexandria Area High School is helping fill a pressing need in the area through a program that allows students to become certified nursing assistants....
January 4, 2017 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
Pick up ethnic baked items at historical society open hosue
The Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis St. in Alexandria, will host its annual Bake Sale and Open House on Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can pick up traditional baked goods, breads, gift trays and more. Ethnic baked items include almond cakes, lefse, krumkake,...
November 25, 2016 - 9:22am
November 18, 2016
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
As a We Honor Veterans hospice provider, Knute Nelson provides specialized care to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, created We Honor Veterans to empower...
November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
November 11, 2016
Friends of Knute to host Christmas boutique
The Friends of Knute invite the public to attend the annual Christmas boutique and bake sale, featuring crafted Christmas trees, arrangements, wreaths and more. In addition, there will be many homemade baked goods. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and...
November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
October 7, 2016
Understanding aging parents' future is focus of workshop
Though some may feel ill-prepared, having healthy conversations enables both adult children and their parents to arrive at a common understanding as to a parent's vision for their future. In a free, educational workshop entitled "Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age," participants...
October 7, 2016 - 3:00am
A grand opening for Grand Arbor
Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson now boasts 89 additional senior apartments and 16 assisted living apartments, as Phase II of the facility is officially...
October 7, 2016 - 2:00am
September 21, 2016
Free seminar discusses retirement strategies
Only 22 percent of U.S. workers are confident they'll have enough saved for their retirement. Despite this lack of confidence and savings, 45 percent of Americans have no retirement savings whatsoever. A free educational seminar, "Retire Wisely with Retirement Strategies," will teach...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Festival of Tables in need of table hosts
The Festival of Tables luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of Knute, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. It includes a luncheon, silent auction, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each. The event is currently in need of individuals...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Knute Nelson holds community picnic
Knute Nelson in Alexandria will host its annual community picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Care Center Campus, 420 12th Ave. E. A barbecue-style lunch and ice cream will be served. A free-will donation will be accepted. Entertainment includes live music by...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Free seminar to explain how to create a will
More than 50 percent of Americans die without having a will in place. Fewer still, 42 percent, have a living will. A will is a legal document that articulates one's intentions regarding estate, designates beneficiaries, names guardians for minor children, makes charitable provisions...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Knute Nelson Foundation receives challenge grant
The Knute Nelson Foundation of Alexandria has received a $42,750 challenge grant opportunity from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. The grant supports the organization's "Growing Seeds of Faith and Giving" initiative. The project is designed to assist Knute Nelson Foundation in cultivating...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
KN at Home program receives Organizational Quality Award
Knute Nelson's KN at Home program was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Organizational Quality Award. This new award is given...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Knute Nelson expands long-term care
Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria recently expanded its capacity to serve. As of March 1, eight long-term care beds were added to the facility....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Helping hands, helping hearts
There's no age limit on helping others. In fact, older individuals who live in assisted living or nursing homes seem to appreciate the opportunity...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am