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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
January 20, 2018
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
SPICER, Minn. — Despite the recent long stretch of below-zero weather in Minnesota in recent weeks, ice fishermen have been going through...
January 20, 2018 - 9:24am
November 21, 2017
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
An ongoing investigation into the cause of an accidental shooting Sunday morning in Deer Creek has revealed the .22 caliber rifle used had been hidden from view. At 7:34 a.m. the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office received a report that a five-year-old boy had accidentally shot...
November 21, 2017 - 12:57pm
November 2, 2017
Henning man dies, wife seriously injured in two-vehicle accident
Kenneth Arthur Dunker, 71, died Wednesday morning and his wife, Beverly, 74, was seriously injured when the Henning couple's 2001 Ford pickup collided with a 2014 Ford pickup driven by 22-year-old Marissa Dawn Roden of Henning.
November 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Two-vehicle accident on Highway 29 results in fatality, injuries
The driver of a 2001 Ford pickup traveling north on State Highway 29 in Elmo Township of Otter Tail County was killed Wednesday morning and a passenger sustained life-threatening injuries when their vehicle collided with a southbound 2014 Ford pickup. The Minnesota State Patrol is...
November 2, 2017 - 9:13am
August 16, 2017
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
This is the time of year when city councils and county commissions are busy working on budgets for 2018. Their budget year starts January 1. (School districts do their work in the spring; their budget year starts July 1.) This is both an exciting and challenging time for people involved...
August 16, 2017 - 6:46am
August 12, 2017
Council poised to take action on three ordinances
The Alexandria City Council will consider taking final action on ordinances that would clarify the placement of noncommercial signs on city property, loosen the restrictions about parking on the grass and eliminate out-dated rules about public dances. The ordinances will be talked...
August 12, 2017 - 8:08am
September 26, 2016
Developer seeks tax break for $3 million apartment project
The developers of a $3 million, 18-unit apartment building in south Alexandria are pursuing a tax break from the city. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council scheduled a public hearing to consider the tax increment financing request from Lakewood Terrace, LLC. It...
September 26, 2016 - 11:35pm
New facility to provide outpatient mental health care
Outpatient support for those coping with mental illness is on the way. The Alexandria City Council issued a conditional use permit Monday to Lakeland Mental Health to build a mental health facility on the south side of 34th Ave. East, across the street from the Legacy apartments....
September 26, 2016 - 11:34pm
Alexandria proposes small levy increase
The Alexandria City Council is proposing to increase the city levy 2.8 percent next year. The council unanimously approved the action Monday night. The levy is still preliminary and could be reduced, but not increased, after a public "truth in taxation" hearing on Monday, Dec. 12....
September 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
Things to know from Alexandria City Council
The city of Alexandria is no longer just dipping a toe into the waters of social media. It plans to dive in. As part of its strategic plan, it's trying to market the city and increase communication with the public through its website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media....
September 26, 2016 - 11:32pm
January 6, 2016
Jensen urges council to be respectful in 2016
Alexandria City Council member Todd Jensen closed out the council's year with a stinging rebuke of some council members' actions. Without naming...
January 6, 2016 - 12:13pm
October 30, 2015
Nelson keeps tax levy at same amount
There will be no change in the city of Nelson's tax levy next year. The Nelson City Council recently voted to set its 2016 levy at the same amount as 2015—$36,001.
October 30, 2015 - 2:20pm
Alexandria ranks in 'Top 10 Best Small Towns in America'
We knew it, now it's out for everyone else to discover - Alexandria is a great place to live. Alexandria is ranked seventh on the list of...
June 30, 2014 - 12:33pm
February 22, 2014
Protecting precious metals
A licensing requirement was implemented this week for businesses buying or selling precious metal in Douglas County. On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the measure. The new precious metal license fee is $75 and affects businesses that buy secondhand...
February 22, 2014 - 12:18am
February 21, 2014
School scoop: On site at AAHS February 21
It’s been one of those weeks where Alexandria Area High School has changed a noticeable amount in a short time frame. A large amount of carpet...
February 21, 2014 - 12:00am