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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Three students struck before boarding school bus in Minn.
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 26, 2016
The rush of the flush
Success in early-season pheasant hunting is often about timing. Corn is still plentiful in most of pheasant country at this time of year, and...
October 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 1, 2013
Cardinal wrestling: Big Ole tournament brings state-ranked wrestlers to town
With 26 individuals and three teams ranked in the state polls, the 42nd annual Big Ole wrestling tournament at Jefferson High School on Saturday...
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Frozen Ole hockey this weekend
Pond hockey is coming to Alexandria this weekend. The Frozen Ole Pond Hockey Championships will be held in front of D. Michael B's in the Viking Plaza Mall parking lot on Friday and Saturday, with plenty of entertainment to choose from. The 21+ tournament has divisions for every...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Foli-Ole-Fest is Saturday
This Saturday, families are invited to celebrate fall with fun activities and give to the Douglas County Food Shelf at the same time. It's the eighth annual "Foli-Ole-Fest" at Anderson Florist and Greenhouse, 1610 6th Avenue East in Alexandria from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The only admission...
October 12, 2012 - 11:30am
June 20, 2012
Holy Moly Ole race results
HOLY MOLY OLE 5K ORB-10 YEARS RUNNING RACE JUNE 9 OVERALL WINNER - Jeffry Giroux, Alexandria, 19:07. ALEXANDRIA, AREA RESULTS - 2. Bill Carter, Alexandria, 21:19, 3. Shaynen Schmidt, Alexandria, 21:38, 4. Jeffery Lindner, Alexandria, 21:47, 6. Tim Tomalla, Glenwood, 22:23, 7....
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Giroux, Betterman win Holy Moly Ole 5K
In the first of five races, the Holy Moly Ole "Run Ole Run", took place Saturday, with Jeff Giroux of Alexandria the overall men's winner of...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
You're invited to Ole and Lena's Wedding!
A new type of interactive dinner theater is being produced at First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in Alexandria. Ole and Lena's Wedding will be performed Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Ole and Lena's Wedding is filled with family...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Alex wrestling: KMS takes Big Ole tournament title
Despite having to forfeit at four weights, the Alexandria wrestlers picked up fifth place in their own Big Ole wrestling tournament Saturday,...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2012
Card wrestling: Big Ole hits the mats tomorrow
Alexandria's Big Ole wrestling invitational - one of the longest running and most prestigious tournaments in outstate Minnesota - is on for Saturday. Showcasing high caliber talent from all over the state in all classes, the Cardinals will be hosting the 40th annual invitational,...
February 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 25, 2010
Ottertail mayor retires after 34 years in city government
"I was born by that tree over there," Ole gestures out the kitchen window to a snow covered tree in the front yard. It takes me a few seconds...
December 25, 2010 - 2:40pm
June 1, 2010
Ole, Lena and Sven are roses; this is not a joke
Growing roses in central and northern Minnesota has always been a challenge. The University of Minnesota is doing research in developing roses which are low-maintenance, hardy and disease resistant for northern gardens. It has been more than 40 years since the University released...
June 1, 2010 - 3:36pm
February 10, 2010
Wrestlers finish sixth overall at Big Ole
Alexandria's Cole Ellison and Lucas Betterman both earned runner-up honors at the 40th annual Big Ole wrestling tournament Saturday as the Cardinal...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Vintage snowmobiles have been postponed
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series has been postponed. The race was set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. According to organizers, in the past few weeks, there has been almost three feet of snow, which has put a lot...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Big Ole VOLS race set for January 3
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series is set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. Sign in will be from 8-11 a.m. at the Depot Express, 104 Broadway Street, in Alexandria. Hot laps will run from 11-11:30 a.m. with races starting...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
An Ole-sized undertaking
Under the looming presence of the Big Ole Viking statue, workers prepared the parking lot at Alexandria's Big Ole/Central Park for surfacing this week. Lee's Construction of Alexandria is doing the $170,000 project, winning the bid by just $257.40 over the next lowest bidder. The...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am