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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 1, 2016
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness died this morning, July 1, at his home after battling acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow...
July 1, 2016 - 3:20pm
January 21, 2011
A $1 million pickle: Cities in area stand to lose $1 million in state cuts
Alexandria stands to lose $661,124 - 6.5 percent of its total budget - if the latest budget proposal from the Minnesota Legislature is enacted. House...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter - Zero tolerance is needed for bullying
To the editor: Just over a year ago, the Alexandria City Council approved the establishment of the Cultural Inclusiveness Committee (CIC) to advise the city on matters that foster a community that is welcoming, vibrant and inclusive of diversity. We believe that diversity enriches...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Mayor Ness elected to VP post with League of Minnesota Cities
Mayor H. Dan Ness of Alexandria has been elected as first vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and officers were held last week at the league's annual conference at the St.
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Alexandria mayor honored by state accountants group
H. Dan Ness of Alexandria was recently recognized with a Lifetime Membership award from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA). Ness, mayor of Alexandria, has been a member of the MNCPA since 1963. He is a CPA and president of H. Dan Ness, Inc. in Alexandr...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Alexandria mayor relieved that cities will have more time
When Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness found out that Governor Tim Pawlenty had, at least for the moment, spared local government aid (LGA) from the chopping block, he was relieved. "I was cautiously optimistic and elated," said Ness when contacted by the newspaper on Wednesday, a day after...
December 11, 2009 - 12:05am
July 8, 2009
Ness elected to League of MN Cities board
Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness has been elected to serve as second vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and new officers were held last week at the league's annual conference in St. Paul. Other league board officers...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
No limo for the mayor
Editor's note: The following story was provided by Gerry Hoelscher and his 5th grade class at Washington Elementary School in Alexandria. This past month, the 5th grade classes at Washington Elementary School studied the U.S. Constitution and the three branches of government.
May 13, 2009 - 12:05am
January 7, 2009
New Year's baby arrives
And the first Douglas County baby born in 2009 is...Avery Ness. The daughter of Ashley and William Ness Jr. of Garfield, Avery was delivered...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Ness vs. Batesole
Taxes, transportation, growth and future challenges - all four topics and more popped up at an Alexandria mayor candidate forum Monday. Speaking...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Mayoral candidates answer a question
For the first time in eight years, a mayoral race is taking place in Alexandria. Voters will decide between incumbent mayor Dan Ness and challenger...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
Challengers file for Alexandria City Council
Races for key positions in Alexandria city government will spice up this fall's elections. Three seats are being contested. Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness filed for re-election and will be running against challenger Virgil Batesole, owner of The Alexson Apartments. Harvey Weisel, council...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am