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County crafting buffer compliance rules
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, October 18
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
Names released in officer-involved shooting in St. Cloud
Alpine ski team seeks to become school-sponsored sport
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Football: Spuds drop Alexandria to the third seed
Football: Chargers rolling into playoffs after seventh straight win
Volleyball: Chargers win final home match
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Deloris A. Elmquist
Margaret Ann Steidl 'Peggy' Karnis
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
on the street
October 7, 2017
OUR TURN: We can move on from grief
When you look up the word "grief," you see it means deep sorrow, especially caused by someone's death. The families of the people who were tragically...
October 7, 2017 - 10:13am
September 29, 2017
It's Our Turn: The power of community
Growing up, I always knew that one day I would pack up my bedroom in my childhood home, load up my car and set off for a new adventure. When I imagined doing so, it was always to move to a city, to follow the hustle and bustle, to be where things happened. A small town was never...
September 29, 2017 - 2:38pm
August 25, 2017
It's Our Turn: Civil War was all about slavery
Last week, my colleague Lowell Anderson, a very pleasant workmate, wrote a piece about the causes of the Civil War that I absolutely have to respond to. He said the cause of the Civil War was not slavery but state's rights, an argument I heard all the time when I worked in Alabama,...
August 25, 2017 - 4:04pm
August 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 5, 2017
It's Our Turn: It's just not the same anymore
I used to enjoy a good thunderstorm. Watching the falling rain and flashing lightning from safe inside our home or under the cover of a porch was an exciting display of the power of nature. Even though our home for much of my latter childhood was a trailer house with no basement,...
August 5, 2017 - 7:32am
June 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
I was prepared for when my mom was going to die. She was sick and I had accepted it. I knew I couldn't change it. I knew it was going to happen....
June 23, 2017 - 7:02am
June 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
Never underestimate the power one choice can have on the direction of your life. About 12 years ago, my wife and I made one of those decisions when we decided to homeschool our son. At the time, we weren't really sure what to do, other than that we knew we wanted to avoid the public...
June 18, 2017 - 6:50am
May 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City with some of my favorite women in the world. But here's the funny thing: This was the first...
May 28, 2017 - 8:00am
May 7, 2017
It's Our Turn: Chamber class strengthens roots in the community
We climbed to the highest seat in the new U.S. Bank Stadium and took in the view of the home of the Minnesota Vikings. We gathered around the...
May 7, 2017 - 7:33am
April 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: Believe it or not, there it is
Have you ever looked up into the sky on a starry night and considered space and how big it is and how it goes on forever with no end? How can...
April 16, 2017 - 8:42am
April 7, 2017
Lessons learned about body, mind
Author's note: The Open is a five-week-long, worldwide Crossfit competition. On Thursday nights, the week's workout is announced, and athletes...
April 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 31, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: An angel of a mother-in-law
Why do mothers-in-law get slammed so much? They're the subject of bad jokes, the villains in countless TV sitcoms and movies, and often stereotyped...
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 24, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
We are all going to die — some sooner than others. It's inevitable. We don't live forever. So why not have "the conversation" with your loved ones before the need arises. What are those conversations, you may ask? You know, the ones about what their wishes are. And I am not...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 17, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: I know firsthand what Muslims are capable of
We were raising our four sons in Lexington, Kentucky. The oldest was in high school, the youngest still in elementary school and our twins were in their last year of middle school, which meant a class trip. That year, the destination was Washington, D.C., a chance to experience landmarks...
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: The burden of love and loss
You live, you love, you lose. The cycle continues around and around in a never-ending wheel — the circle of life, as it were. Over the past few weeks, I've tuned in more to the realization that our everyday tasks, our accomplishments, our failures, our joys, our sorrows really...
March 10, 2017 - 7:00am