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September 23, 2016
Gail Cloutier saw a broad-winged hawk gracing her Alexandria yard; the first time she has seen one at her house. When she watched it jump from the ground to an evergreen branch, she hurried to get a photo. Broad-winged hawks, which are common in Minnesota, are one of a few American hawks that migrate in a group. Thousands of these hawks travel together in groups called kettles. If you have a great photo, email it with a brief description to
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September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Grants available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Absentee voting for November election begins Sept. 23
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 20, 2016
President Barack Obama, in a Monday, Sept. 19, 2016,  New York appearance, praises the actions of an off-duty Minnesota police officer in stopping a late-Saturday stabbing incident. Reuters photo by Kevin Lamarqueplay button
Officials haven't found link between stabbing suspect and terrorist group
September 20, 2016 - 11:05am
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
September 20, 2016 - 7:28am
September 18, 2016
The Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, Minn. was closed Sunday, Sept. 18, after Saturday's stabbing incident. (Rob Beer/FNS)
Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by 'soldier'
September 18, 2016 - 2:31pm
September 9, 2016
Birthright event teaches all about car seats
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Alexandria Fire Department earns Life Safety Achievement Award
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
The DNR's website has an interactive map for landowners to use to see if a buffer is required on their land.
Buffers now set in law, farmers making effort to comply
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 5, 2016
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Flowers stand along the road Monday near Paynesville, overlooking the site where the remains of Jacob Wetterling were found.
Community pays respects where Jacob Wetterling remains found
September 5, 2016 - 2:56pm
August 31, 2016
Sheldon Wolfchild holds a copy of his DVD, "The Doctrine of Discovery," that explains some background of a lawsuit he hopes the U.S. Supreme Court considers. He was part of a Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, announcement that American Indians who filed the suit seek a high court hearing. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Sioux want court to grant them Minnesota land promised in 1862
August 31, 2016 - 5:22pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton asks on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, for all Minnesotans to sign a pledge to protect the state's water. He made the request next to a fish pond at the Minnesota State Fair. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Farmers frustrated with Dayton communications
August 31, 2016 - 4:19pm
August 30, 2016
Audience members at a Minnesota State Fair military celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2106, enjoy a fly-by of World War II aircraft. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
August 30, 2016 - 5:26pm
August 26, 2016
This is what Jim Rasmussen's Can Am motorcycle looked like after the crash. (Contributed)
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
August 26, 2016 - 8:32am
August 19, 2016
Attendees look over the scale model of the expanded feedlot proposed by Millerville farmer, Joe Wagner.  (Photo by Celeste Edenloff, Echo Press)
Smell tops list of concerns about proposed feedlot
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am