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Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
LETTER: Franson spent $40,000 in 2017
LETTER: Learn more about mental illness
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
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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September 4, 2013
Photo of the Week - flinging water
Amy Amundson of Alexandria took this photo of her daughter, Alison Amundson and friends Taylor Partington and Emma Schmidt as they were beating...
September 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 30, 2013
Boaters urged to stop 'power loading' at public water accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 30, 2013 - 9:01am
August 25, 2013
Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Clear Lake near Watkins
Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Clear Lake near the town of Watkins in northern Meeker County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. An initial discovery was made by DNR Fisheries specialists on the west side of the lake. A plant sample was...
August 25, 2013 - 7:46am
August 22, 2013
Carcass of leaping Asian carp found on Mississippi River near Winona
The carcass of a silver carp - the kind that leaps from the water when disturbed - was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona, the furthest upstream a silver carp has been discovered in the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 22, 2013 - 11:26am
August 17, 2013
DNR asks: 'Are you doing your part to stop spread of AIS on lakes?'
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its...
August 17, 2013 - 10:15am
August 16, 2013
Lifeguards off duty for season
Lifeguards will be off duty for the season at Latoka and L'Homme Dieu beaches after Friday, August 16. Beaches are swim at your own risk when lifeguards are not on duty.
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Lakes Area Loves Haiti events feature Pastor Firmin Louis
Haitian Pastor Firmin Louis will come to Alexandria Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25 for a series of Lakes Area Loves Haiti events. He will share a story of faith and hope for the people of Haiti, and how people from the Alexandria area have served alongside him to transform the...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 11, 2013
What causes some lakes to turn green?
DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's "Question of the Week." Question: What causes many lakes, rivers and ponds to turn green by mid-summer? Some even have an odor. Answer: By mid-summer many waterbodies turn green...
August 11, 2013 - 10:20am
August 7, 2013
Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary
The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Itching to swim? Beware of parasite in local lakes
Swimmer's itch, like sunburns, can be one of the bummer side effects of a glorious summer day spent in the lake. If you've spent time in Minnesota...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 18, 2013
DNR introduces 'clean-and-drain' at boat launches to stop zebra mussels
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 "clean-and-drain" areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters...
July 18, 2013 - 6:21am
July 17, 2013
In precautionary move, DNR designates Lake Latoka as infested with zebra mussels
Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3 or 4-year old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
July 17, 2013 - 3:58pm
Seniors take to the lake for afternoon of fishing
A group of about 70 seniors stepped aboard a flotilla of pontoon boats last Wednesday, making their way to a honey fishing hole somewhere on...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Zebra mussels invade Whitefish chain of lakes
The recent discovery of adult zebra mussels in Cross Lake, part of the 14-member lake Whitefish chain of lakes, has been confirmed by a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) aquatic invasive species biologist. Preliminary searches of connected waters have resulted in the...
July 16, 2013 - 11:52am
July 15, 2013
High temperatures can bring harmful algal blooms
When the summer sun shines and temperatures climb, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algal blooms. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is reminding people that some types of algae can harm pets, livestock and even humans. Algae, microscopic aquatic...
July 15, 2013 - 9:45am