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Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
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
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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May 18, 2013
Public invited to comment on state's 20-year transportation plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to learn about the upcoming draft of the Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year Vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal...
May 18, 2013 - 4:18pm
May 16, 2013
State to auction off cars, trucks, boats and more this Saturday
The State of Minnesota will auction approximately 120 cars and trucks, boat-motor-trailer packages, AWD and Cues trailers, Jacobsen and Ferris riding mowers (golf course), grounds maintenance equipment, metal working equipment, toppers and pickup boxes, and more on Saturday, May 18...
May 16, 2013 - 7:12am
April 30, 2013
State Patrol honors heroic citizens
One Minnesotan's quick thinking to prevent an out-of-control vehicle from causing a potential crash, and three brave citizens who fought through flames to free an elderly passenger before the vehicle she was in burned to the frame were among those honored today by the Minnesota State...
April 30, 2013 - 7:29am
April 23, 2013
Report shows HIV/AIDS cases increased slightly in 2012
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows nearly an 8 percent increase in HIV infections with 315 cases reported in 2012 compared to 292 HIV cases reported in 2011. A cumulative total of 10,112 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported since MDH began tracking AIDS...
April 23, 2013 - 10:51am
April 18, 2013
State's jobless rate drops slightly in March
The Minnesota unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state lost 5,200 jobs during the month, and job growth in February...
April 18, 2013 - 11:07am
Download the Minnesota FFA Convention App
The 84th Minnesota FFA Convention will be held April 28-30 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This annual meeting draws over 3,200 FFA members, advisors and guests from across the state. New to convention this year is the Minnesota FFA State Convention app for smart phones...
April 18, 2013 - 11:03am
April 8, 2013
This past weekend was deadliest of year for crashes in state; eight killed
At least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend, April 6 through early Monday morning, April 8, making it the deadliest weekend of the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). The eight deaths include five on Sunday, the deadliest...
April 8, 2013 - 11:49am
April 7, 2013
Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows
Action taken by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend, according to the 2012 annual report on licensing activities by the DHS Office of...
April 7, 2013 - 10:19am
April 1, 2013
New study released about city-owned liquor stores
State Auditor Rebecca Otto today released the 2011 Analysis of Municipal Liquor Store Operations.
April 1, 2013 - 9:10am
March 25, 2013
Deadline nears for seasonal, monthly camping reservations at Minnesota state parks
The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month...
March 25, 2013 - 7:43am
March 21, 2013
Interested in serving on new health insurance exchange? Apply now
Governor Mark Dayton announced today that the board for MNSure, Minnesota's health insurance exchange, will be appointed. MNSure is a new marketplace where Minnesota individuals, families and small employers can get quality, affordable health insurance and access tax credits or assistance...
March 21, 2013 - 9:29am
March 17, 2013
Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment
According to a national report released last week, a minimum wage earner in Minnesota would have to work 89 hours per week - or hold 2.2 full time jobs -- to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Of the twelve states in the Midwest, Minnesota has ranked the worst for affordability...
March 17, 2013 - 9:39am
March 16, 2013
Law enforcement plans 'a wee bit' of extra DWI enforcement this weekend
Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick's Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes. St. Patrick's Day is historically a dangerous drinking and...
March 16, 2013 - 9:18am
March 14, 2013
Town hall meeting to discuss voting law changes for those with disabilities
As the Minnesota Legislature considers changes to voting laws (see HF894), state leaders are seeking need more public input. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other guest speakers will share what options are available to make sure people with disabilities have access...
March 14, 2013 - 2:58pm
March 7, 2013
Cities relying more on property taxes, says new report
State Auditor Rebecca Otto today released the Minnesota City Finances Report. The report summarizes, through data tables, charts and graphs, the financial operations of the 852 Minnesota cities that provided their financial information to the Office of the State Auditor for calendar...
March 7, 2013 - 8:46am