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Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Please stop the hate
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
1917, 100 years ago: A party of ladies picnicked with Miss Emma Ballentine and sisters, Mrs. Belle Worth, and Mrs. McSorley, at Camp Ballentine. They were Mesdames Oscar E. Erickson, Roy McKay, Hicks, Wold, and the Misses Susie Covel, Katie McKay, Maryann Sutton, Ida and Myrtle Tart,...
July 27, 2017 - 5:22am
July 19, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
1917, 100 years ago: The electric wires and poles on the west side of Main Street in Alexandria were taken down. This frees the Main street from any poles or overhead wires, and very much improves the appearance of it. John C. Swenson is making extensive improvements on his lots on...
July 19, 2017 - 2:15am
July 13, 2017
Obeservations from the Archives: 1917: Douglas County denizens buy silos, Chevrolets
1917, 100 years ago: A Red Cross Rally was held at the village hall in Evansville with attorney Constant Larson of Alexandria as speaker, who explained the work and order of the organization to the audience, as a Red Cross branch is about to be organized in the village. A carload...
July 13, 2017 - 9:33am
July 6, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: A stern warning from a theft victim
1917, 100 years ago: Bethany Home for the Aged, established here by the Red River Valley Conference of the Swedish Lutheran Church, was dedicated in the presence of over 500 people and most of the Swedish Lutheran pastors of the District. "The party that took my canvas tent two weeks...
July 6, 2017 - 2:31pm
June 28, 2017
1967: Alexandria Telephone adds two switchboard jobs
1917, 100 years ago: Anton Sletto, Mrs. Welta, Florence Tilleskjor and Clarence Newhouse drove in the Sletto auto to Minneapolis and St. Paul for a visit with friends and relatives. They left Brandon Tuesday and returned Friday. Geo. Kraemer, general merchant of Urbank was in Alexandria....
June 28, 2017 - 3:36pm
June 21, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
1917, 100 years ago: We welcome Editor Carl A. Wold of the "Park Region Echo," Alexandria, as a new editor and a new paper, the "Farmer's Equity News," official representative of the Farmers' Society of Equity. John Knutson, P.A. Larson, Geo. Thompson and Emil Johnson arrived in Brandon...
June 21, 2017 - 4:27pm
June 15, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Knot-Hole Gang takes in a Twins game
1917, 100 years ago: The Farmers' and Merchants Cooperative Local Telephone Company of Garfield, held its annual meeting. We understand this is the second largest Co-operative Farmers' Telephone Co. in the state. It covers all the north-western part of Douglas County and also has...
June 15, 2017 - 8:53am
June 7, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Northwest Airlines (remember them?) donates 727 to Alex Tech
1917, 100 years ago: 143 boys and girls, largest of the county, will receive their diplomas at the County Eighth Grade Graduation day. The number of students enrolled at the Lake Louise School during the year was 37. Average daily attendance was 25. Alfred Carlson of Evansville recently...
June 7, 2017 - 8:02am
May 25, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
1917, 100 years ago: Lars Anderson has sold his 80 acre farm west of Brandon to August Anderson from near Alexandria. Consideration, $6,000 ... T.A. Erickson, Miss Tempero, Mr. Norsen and Mr. Yockey went to Glenwood and gave a demonstration of canning to the high school and townspeople...
May 25, 2017 - 6:05am
May 18, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
1917, 100 years ago: The farmers of this county are steadily securing well bred stock and developing that industry to a remarkable extent. John Uptegraft of Belle River just received a full blood Holstein bull calf, and he reports that the mother of the calf produced 40 pounds of...
May 18, 2017 - 9:53am
May 11, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Construction begins on St. Ann's in Brandon
1917, 100 years ago: Doctors M.B. Ruud and L.M. Boyd are again back at their offices after a seven-week absence, attending post graduate work in New York City. Dr. Ruud specialized in women's and children's diseases and Dr. Boyd on nose and throat diseases, spending some time at the...
May 11, 2017 - 5:52am
May 4, 2017
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1992: Lincoln Avenue originally platted as Sixth Avenue
1917, 100 years ago: If you are interested in automobiles, go to Erickson and Setter garage and see the Chevrolet 490 and the Oakland Sensible Six. They are dandies ... LOST — Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road, between the hill at Martin Oberg's and I.O.G.T. Hall at Holmes...
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
April 27, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
1917, 100 years ago: The effects of the war conditions are already beginning to be felt. Notices are being posted stating there is no credit given by merchants for flour and sugar. Cutloaf sugar is practically out of the market now. ... Lost: Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road,...
April 27, 2017 - 8:19am
April 20, 2017
Observations From the Archives: 1992: Sen. Paul Wellstone featured at town meetings
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville News: Builder John Abel is again in the field with his men busy at work. They will next build a barn for Walter Wilken. ... The Johnson girls, living northeast of Union Lake, had the good luck in the state ditch to spear a fish that was 42 inches...
April 20, 2017 - 8:21am
April 13, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Letson House to remodel and enlarge
1917, 100 years ago: Mr. Ginther has secured plans to remodel and greatly increase the capacity of the Letson House. The plans are to build a large fireproof addition to the west side and brick veneer the other part, remove the present roof and replace it with a flat roof. The capacity...
April 13, 2017 - 4:09pm