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Villard man accused of peeping, firearm offense
Ramps, lanes on I-94 near Osakis to close Monday
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 29
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
Bergquist officially hired as Osakis superintendent
Hancock softball starts its own program with all new players
Lakers baseball battles to fill holes in lineup
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Engaged - Lusty and Gertken
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Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
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
Anna Marie "Annie" Vinneau
Glenn W. Cording
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
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
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
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
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April 20, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Target Stores approved to possibly build in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: Butter-maker Olson of the Holmes City Creamery reports the creamery is doing well under the new rule to pay for the cream as it is received. It may cause some extra work but Mr. Olson and Secretary Gust Johnson are working hard to bring the business up to the...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Sunset Drive-In Theatre opens for season this week
1916, 100 years ago: The Rose City Creamery paid their patrons 39 cents per pound for butter for the month of February. … A.A. Rooney, president of the Osakis branch of the American Society of Equity, says that the organization is growing steadily as members realize the benefits...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
From the Archives - 1916: Electric light plant in Evansville now in operation
1916, 100 years ago: The approaches to the bridge across the stream connecting Lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos were washed out. It appears the opening filled up under the bridge and now the water in Lake Carlos has risen also, so that it cut through and washed out the dirt. … The...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: City passes governance of library to county
1916, 100 years ago: Arthur W. Bjorklund of St. Paul has opened a plumbing and heating business in the Dr. Anderson building, first door south of P.A. Johnson’s Studio. Mr. Bjorklund is the brother of Mrs. Fred Oppel. … The members of the Carlos block of Douglas County’s Breeders...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Lake #21-191 renamed Martin Lake
1916, 100 years ago: Henrick Myhr, the big farmer of Holmes City, called on Henry Hansen and got his hair trimmed up before the busy season sets in. He has made several improvements on his place lately. He has a gasoline engine, a large one, for feed grinding and the saw rig, and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Cigar factory raided and 125 pints of whiskey seized
1916, 100 years ago: Sheriff Kent, County Attorney Leach, Deputy Sheriffs Franklin and Downs made a raid at the Eikman cigar factory and found 125 pint bottles of whiskey, besides some empties. Chief of Police Cleve Olson had arrested a party under the influence of liquor and the...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
From the Archives - 1991: 'Grease' to be performed at Jefferson High School
1916, 100 years ago: In Kensington, Richard Osterberg became owner of the restaurant owned and run by George Henricks. Mr. Osterberg will take charge immediately. … About 25 farmers living in the vicinity of Ashby held a meeting at the Farmers’ State Bank for the purpose of organizing...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Alexandria rooming house for sale or trade
1916, 100 years ago: Gust M. Johnson, secretary of the Holmes City Creamery, said that with a few determined people, the creamery will develop successfully. The farmers will gradually go into dairying and when that branch of farming has developed, the industry will flourish. It takes...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
From the Archives - 2006: Local chapter of Mothers Against Methamphetamine is organizing
1916, 100 years ago: Chas. Nelson and Henry Hendrickson of Hoffman were Alexandria visitors. The people of Hoffman are contemplating installing a municipal heating and lighting plant. Hoffman is a village of a little over 500 population. It is a thriving business place and Mr. Nelson...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Join the clothing collection effort of Bundle Days Drive
1916, 100 years ago: Peter Hoplin of Brandon filed as a candidate for the Legislature. This makes the third entry in the campaign. He has been active in temperance work, having been connected with the Law and Order League until the Douglas County Anti-Saloon League was organized last...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Volunteers needed to help build giant Viking ship of ice for Winterfest
1916, 100 years ago: Hans Birkhoefer filed as candidate for representative to the Legislature. The announcement came suddenly to many and to most of the politicians engaged in regulating the political destinies of Douglas County as a great surprise. He is the proprietor of the Rudolph...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Observations from the archives - 1966: Governor rides snowmobile from airport to motel in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: In Urness news, the West Moe Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. H.K. Burkey. Owing to the disagreeable weather and drifted roads, the attendance was not as good as usual. … Sleighing parties are in vogue these beautiful moonlight evenings, with Alexandria and Nelson...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Radioactive material being shipped through Minnesota
1916, 100 years ago: The growth of the co-operative grain elevator movement in North Dakota has been rapid during the last year. There are 116 more of these elevators than a year ago. In the meantime, about an equal number of old line and independent elevators have gone out of business....
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
From the archives - 1966: George McKay is new police chief
1916, 100 years ago: Minnesota’s chief executive, Governor Winfield Scott Hammond, entirely unwarned that fate threatened him with any serious malady, died in his hotel in Clinton, Louisiana. Apoplexy, aggravated by a slight attack of ptomaine poisoning, is given by the Louisiana...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Observations from the archives - 2005: Miltona Science Magnet School to sell cookbooks as fundraiser
1915, 100 years ago: The barbershop in Nelson, owned by Mr. Hamlin, burned to the ground. Origin of the fire is unknown. … The Christmas tree program and box social given in District 32 was well attended. Receipts of the sale amounted to $17. The teacher, Miss Minnie O. Johnson,...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am