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ATV crashes through ice on Lobster Lake
For the record
Names sought for veterans memorial
Council to set hearing on developer's tax request
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria drops third straight
Boys basketball: Balanced effort leads Knights past CGB
Girls basketball: Panthers own Tigers in home game
Boys basketball: Knights recover for a win over Sebeka
Girls basketball: Cowgirls snap Knights' winning streak
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
hires and promotions
on the street
April 27, 2012
Employment law update presentation to take place in Alexandria
The ninth annual West Central Minnesota Employment Law Update will be presented at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 743 in Alexandria on Thursday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The field of employment law has continued to change and evolve at a very fast pace over...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Hunting, license fee increase closer, but not yet law
ST. PAUL - Minnesota hunters and anglers could get their wish to pay higher license fees, but some House Republicans must be convinced first. "I think it is doable," Representative Denny McNamara said of getting enough votes from fellow representatives, but it will be a tough job. Supporters...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
Cop Talk - The 'new' seat belt law
People are talking about the "new" seat belt law and car seat law and want to know if these are really new laws, or have they just been updated. Many times, the changes made to the seat belt law and car seat law are referred to as new laws. Having said that, these really aren't new...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Former county attorney opens law office in Alexandria
Former Douglas County Attorney Chris Karpan has announced the opening of Chris Karpan Law, LLC, located at 504 3rd Avenue East, at what is more commonly known as "that log building on Third." Karpan is a 1993 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and joined Schauer Law Office...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
'Trooper Andy' says goodbye
For more than a decade now, "Trooper Andy" Schmidt has been the voice of the Minnesota State Patrol in this part of the state. In his role as...
December 11, 2010 - 8:14am
September 4, 2010
Enhanced DWI enforcement to continue through Labor Day
Increased DWI enforcement across Minnesota and the nation and will continue through Labor Day. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the last two weekends in August and Labor Day weekend have been in the top 11 deadliest weekends for alcohol-related...
September 4, 2010 - 6:57am
August 31, 2010
Flashing lights mean 'move over'
Flashing lights mean "move over" in Minnesota - it's the law. Today, August 31, the Minnesota State Patrol and several agencies statewide will increase patrols to enforce the state's "Ted Foss Move Over" law. The effort marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of State Patrol Trooper...
August 31, 2010 - 3:19pm
August 1, 2010
New law protecting youth from tobacco products takes effect today
A new state law protecting Minnesota youth from the harmful effects of tobacco products takes effect today, August 1. The Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act was passed by the 2010 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Tim Pawlenty. The new law applies existing state...
August 1, 2010 - 8:28am
September 30, 2009
Klobuchar seeks to ban texting while driving
Surrounded by safe driving advocates, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her support recently for federal legislation that would establish a nationwide ban on "texting while driving." "No text message is so urgent or important that it's worth dying for," Klobuchar said. "Texting...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
County holds off decision on LEC
With one commissioner absent from the meeting, no decisions about the proposed joint law enforcement center (LEC) were made at Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board meeting. Commissioner Jerry Johnson said that because Commissioner Paul Anderson - a member of the County-City LEC...
July 31, 2009 - 12:05am
July 17, 2009
Law firm joins downtown merchants
The law offices of Swenson, Lervick, Syverson, Trosvig, Jacobson, P.A. recently joined the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (DMA). Shown (back row, left to right) are Tom Jacobson, John Lervick, Gary Severson, (front row, left to right) Marlene Bettin (DMA), Carlette Vernlund...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
City pursues joint LEC: Total cost of city, county project estimated at $11.95 million
The process of building a city-county law enforcement center (LEC) next to a new Douglas County jail inched ahead Monday night. After studying preliminary cost estimates, the Alexandria City Council voted 5-0 to proceed with "phase two" of the project - preparing the plans, drawings...
July 15, 2009 - 12:05am
July 2, 2009
New law: Boosters or belts for kids
When parents bring their children to an amusement park, the rides the children can go on are most often chosen based on the height of each child. For instance, many rides require children to be at least 48 inches tall. A new Minnesota law that went into effect Wednesday, July 1,...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Lawmakers pass tougher seat belt law
Minnesota may soon have a tougher seat belt law. In the waning moments of the session Monday night, the House passed 73-60, with the Senate following 47-19, a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to pull motorists over when someone in the vehicle is not wearing a seat belt. Under...
May 20, 2009 - 12:05am
Ingebrigtsen's bill to keep accused bomber in California fails
ST. PAUL - The Democratic-controlled House and Senate refused Monday to allow debate on proposals to ask California to keep Kathleen Soliah, also known as Sara Jane Olson, while she is on probation from charges that she planted bombs under police cars in 1974. Olson, who lived quietly...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am