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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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letter to the editor
November 17, 2017
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
To the editor: The genius of our great democracy is the guarantee of the free exercise of one's religion. One of the strongest religions of our country is Americanism or American civil religion. Many make Americanism a major part of their religion, a religion which has sacred writings...
November 17, 2017 - 10:20am
November 10, 2017
LETTER: Mental illness can start in childhood
To the editor: In light of all the recent shootings and suicides of late, perhaps it's time to take a different look at what is going on. Mental issues don't just pop into someone's head, and they decide to do something crazy. It is a long slow process that starts as a youngster....
November 10, 2017 - 3:09pm
November 8, 2017
LETTER: E-cigarette ban protects health of all
To the editor: This is in response to the recent Alexandria City Council decision on banning e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants, and other places of work. I am a member of the VIBE student group at Alexandria Area High School. VIBE stands for Voice Influence Build Educate and we work...
November 8, 2017 - 3:18pm
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