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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
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Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Kathleen L. Haining
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
"Monty" Francis Hevern
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 23, 2008
Plan to have 'Breakfast with Big Ole' this Saturday
How many people can say they've had breakfast with a 28-foot tall Viking? Now you can. "Breakfast with Big Ole" will take place in Fort Alexandria, across from the famous Viking statue. The event, which is being held in conjunction with "Awake the Lakes," is set for this Saturday,...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am