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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Better to give: United Way Adopt-A-Family program grows
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
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
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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letter to the editor
November 4, 2017
LETTER: New health insurance plan for ag workers
To the editor: Many farmers in Minnesota, along with other small business owners, have been waiting a long time to become eligible to participate in group plans that offer health insurance. Up until now, most had to purchase their coverage on the individual market, which has seen...
November 4, 2017 - 1:34pm
November 1, 2017
LETTER: Correctional facility workers deserve raise
To the editor: I'm disgusted that six Republican legislators took a 45 percent pay raise for themselves and gave massive tax breaks to big corporations and their rich friends. Now they want to take away a 2 percent cost-of-living raise from hard working state employees and blame us...
November 1, 2017 - 4:29pm
LETTER: Thank you, veterans, for protecting us
To the editor: The members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 527, of Millerville, would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you...
November 1, 2017 - 2:28pm
October 29, 2017
LETTER: Never, never give in to despair
To the editor: According to the National Institute of Mental Health: "Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in adults in the U.S." and, "In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older had at least one major depressive episode in the past year."
October 29, 2017 - 1:05pm
October 28, 2017
LETTER: Investment in clean coal paying off
To the editor: State Representative Mary Franson recently shared her support of the importance of research and development for clean coal technology. Franson shared what the future of Minnesota energy will look like. As you may or may not know, coal remains a critical energy source...
October 28, 2017 - 5:05pm
LETTER: Action needed to address the opioid epidemic
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October 28, 2017 - 9:02am
October 27, 2017
LETTER: Country is going the wrong way
To the editor: My name is James Bertrand and I am a Army veteran and a Catholic. I can't believe how low our country has gone. We now allow flag burning while people are dying to defend it. Also, not standing for our National Anthem. God has given us a free will and in America, we...
October 27, 2017 - 7:07pm
October 23, 2017
LETTER: The 'rest of the story' about party of racists
To the editor: A recent letter writer opined that the Democrats are a party of racists. Upon further reading, I discovered that the writer, unlike Paul Harvey, did not relate "the rest of the story."
October 23, 2017 - 8:14am
October 21, 2017
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
To the editor: Thanks to Kathryn LeBrasseur for her article about the arts in Alexandria in the October 11 paper. I just had to mention two others that have become such a rich source of enjoyment for me. One is the absolutely beautiful chamber music performed as a part of the "Awake...
October 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
October 20, 2017
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
To the editor: NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee in peaceful protest because "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said. "To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on...
October 20, 2017 - 6:11pm
October 19, 2017
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
To the editor: The poor treatment the ER is providing for the mentally ill is not to be blamed on the ER. It is the fault of all of us because our local or state governments have not taken this issue seriously. And we do not take these concerns to heart.
October 19, 2017 - 1:05pm
October 17, 2017
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
To the editor: It's been just short of two months since the Douglas County Fair and we have already begun to plan the 2018 fair. We have some fantastic entertainment already booked and will continue to plan for an even "better" 2018 fair. We heard a lot of good comments and compliments...
October 17, 2017 - 11:36am
October 13, 2017
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
To the editor: I have been reading all the opinions on why some people choose not to stand for our National Anthem and it puzzles me why they feel like they are the only ones that society has not treated fairly. I am a Vietnam veteran and I came back home a wounded warrior before...
October 13, 2017 - 10:21am
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
To the editor: Bad day for the USA! It was a bad day for this country when those people who get overpaid and overcompensated for wearing a helmet defending a lousy football don't stand up for their nation's anthem. America — love it or leave it! Then we have those who wear a...
October 13, 2017 - 10:08am
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
To the editor: What would happen if a group of people came to Alexandria and said that history says Vikings were nasty, savage people? That they stole and murdered for a living? That the statue of Big Ole at the north end of Broadway offends them and they want it removed? What would...
October 13, 2017 - 9:57am