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Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
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Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
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
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
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November 19, 2017
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
Social media is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's great to be able to connect with friends and family who may be states or even countries away. It's wonderful for crowdsourcing, whether someone needs a new recipe or an opinion on a paint color. It allows people to celebrate...
November 19, 2017 - 11:19am
October 29, 2017
OUR TURN: Sometimes you just gotta ask for help
The first time it happened, I thought I was dying. Two friends and I were touring Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a beautiful clear day with blue sky, and the Mormon mecca was lovely too, with its Disney-esque temple and sweet-faced missionaries. Suddenly my heart began...
October 29, 2017 - 11:03am
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