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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
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
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
May 25, 2012
Viking Antiques opens in mall
Treasures from the past have now arrived at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. Viking Antiques will have its grand opening beginning Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
GreenLeaf Learning Studio to open in Alexandria
Susan Flynn, certified teacher and experienced elementary and middle school teacher, is opening GreenLeaf Learning Studio, a local alternative for academic coaching for students and their families, kindergarten through 12. A May 19 opening is planned. Flynn brings 25 years of teaching...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
New gourmet coffee shop opens
A new gourmet coffee shop is open in downtown Alexandria. Sweet Seasons Coffee Shop is located at 507 Broadway and features lattes, mochas,...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
Massman buys Packaging Systems Automation, Inc.
Massman Automation Designs, LLC of Villard announces the acquisition of Packaging Systems Automation, Inc. (PSA) of Plymouth. PSA was founded in 1991 and has provided a variety of industries with a full range of cartoning equipment; horizontal form, fill and seal equipment; rotary...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Hardee's to add Red Burrito menu
Biscuits, burgers and now - burritos. Hardee's in Alexandria is converting its restaurant at 605 50th Avenue West (by Interstate 94) to a dual-branded Hardee's/Red Burrito location. On Wednesday, May 2, the addition of the Red Burrito menu will give Hardee's customers a chance to...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Pipeline Travel sold; it will get new name, several improvements
Pilot Flying J recently acquired Pipeline Travel Plaza on Evergreen Lane just off Interstate 94 at exit 100 into Alexandria. It will be remodeled into the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza will remain...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Dinham transfers CPA practice
Jeffrey Dinham, sole shareholder of Dinham, Folkert and Associates in Alexandria, agreed to transfer his CPA practice to Ed Desautels and Chris Bartosiewski, effective January 1, 2012. The new CPA practice will be called Desautels Bartosiewski and Associates CPAs LLC. Dinham has...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Misfits of Magic store to open February 1
The Misfits of Magic store will open to the public on February 1 at 111 6th Avenue East in Alexandria. Magicians Tom E. Lee and Quincy Roers, owners of the store, offer the only exclusively retail magic store in central Minnesota and North Dakota. Retail products will be stocked...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Former county attorney opens law office in Alexandria
Former Douglas County Attorney Chris Karpan has announced the opening of Chris Karpan Law, LLC, located at 504 3rd Avenue East, at what is more commonly known as "that log building on Third." Karpan is a 1993 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and joined Schauer Law Office...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Retail yarn shop opens in Alexandria
Paula Hurley recently opened Bellissima Yarns, a full-service retail yarn store, at 503 Hawthorne Street, Suite 106 in Alexandria. A grand opening will take place Saturday, November 27. With more than 40 years of knitting experience, she hopes to share her passion, enthusiasm and...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Best Western opens in Alexandria
Best Western International announces the addition of the Best Western Alexandria Inn, located at 508 Twin Blvd, the former site of Motel USA. Owned by Dee Bhakta, the hotel offers 47 guest rooms. Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center and a complimentary...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
New window treatment business opens in Alexandria
Interior Affairs, a window treatment business, recently opened at 1862 Golden Drive, Alexandria. Owner Judy Lee said the business specializes in custom window treatments, including valances, draperies, comforters, duvet covers, decorator pillows, table runners and place mats. It...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Deja Moo Milk introduced in Alexandria, Sauk Centre
"After hearing from many consumers who have told us they want fresher tasting milk made from cows not treated with growth hormones, I am very excited to announce we have introduced Deja Moo milk in Alexandria and Sauk Centre," said Deja Moo Dairy Brands President Jim Odney. Odney...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
New construction management firm opens in Alexandria
Metz Construction Management, LLC recently announced plans to open business in Alexandria. The office will be located at 1210 Broadway, Alexandria.
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Knute Nelson embarks on Grand Arbor
A ceremonious ground blessing and breaking for Grand Arbor, the newest lifestyle community for aging adults by Knute Nelson (KN), was held on...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am