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UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: One teen killed, two injured in crash early Friday
Alexandria students head to Washington, D.C.
Barn fire near Alexandria Saturday evening
The journey of sobriety
Swimmers show growth with win over Tech
Area football playoffs start Tuesday
Forward depth balances Blizzard scoring
Brandon-Evansville netters grab 20th win
Osakis’ Kraemer advances to state
'They're creepy and they're kooky'
Service Fair gives look at area offerings
Kangas benefit set for October 18
Are you ready for a spooky sprint?
A century of music
Engaged - Peterson and Meissner
Engaged - Nelson and Wallace
Wedding - James and Galligan
Births - Douglas County Hospital through September 23, 2014
Engaged - Faust and Bouressa
Making their mark
From the stand: Bucks becoming nocturnal
Mohr’s monster walleye
Hunting photos wanted from readers
Memorial Service - Richard Moeser, 54
Memorial Service - Warren Walters, 85
Funeral - Michael Schluter, 17
Funeral - Abner Ogdahl, 100
Funeral - Glen Barber, 84
Congressman Collin Peterson deserves to be re-elected
Does Alexandria City Council have other solutions for service?
Fill the Boot was overwhelming success
In the Know: Should another community conversation be scheduled?
Forum Editorial: Minnesota governor: Johnson is focused, ready
Rebate deadline approaches for organic farmers, processors
Celebrate farms and schools
Farm to School Month features fresh, local foods
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Luther Crest receives two $25,000 grants
Elden’s Fresh Foods honored at fall food show
Rhonda Boesen presented with Spirit of Hampton Award for performance
Alexandria Golden K Kiwanis sponsors Car Care Saturday
Lions club elects officers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 17, 2013
Parent Aware helps parents find high quality care
Local child care providers/early educators have found a new way to ensure that they deliver quality services, through Parent Aware. Parent Aware is a rating tool designed to help parents find the highest quality child care and early education providers in Minnesota. The one-to-four...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Parents should 'strike a balance' in talking about shootings
ST. PAUL -- Adults need to talk to children about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, but a Minnesota expert advises parents not to offer too much information. "You have to just strike a balance," Abi Gewirtz said. "Don't avoid it, but don't overwhelm them, either." The...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Foster parents needed
Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children in Douglas County. Families are needed for all age groups. There is a special need to find families who enjoy working with teens. The...
August 19, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Five financial building blocks for new parents
While today's economy continues to put extra stress on most Americans' wallets, those preparing to welcome a new child into the family experience the added pressure of a whole new set of expenses. From diapers to baby furniture and daycare, the costs for new parents mount quickly....
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 11, 2010
Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities asked to take part in national survey
Parents or primary caregivers of young people with disabilities between 12 and 22 years old are invited take part in a national research study by completing the National Family Support Survey at www.fastfamilysupport.org by August 13, 2010. Answers to the survey questions are...
July 11, 2010 - 11:00am
July 4, 2010
Parents can get tax credit for sending kids to day camp
ST. PAUL - Many working parents need to arrange for care for their children when school is out. A popular solution - with a tax benefit - is a day camp program. The Internal Revenue Service reminds parents that the cost of day camp may be a qualifying expense for the Child and...
July 4, 2010 - 2:27pm
December 23, 2008
Letter - How much TV screen time is enough?
To the editor: About 99 percent of the people in the United States have a television, but are television, video games and computers healthy for children? I think it's unhealthy for a child to have more than three or four hours of screen time a day. I wonder if parents actually think...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Letter - Parents need to be involved
To the editor: I feel that parent involvement is very important when it comes to the well being of children. As a mother of four children and two stepdaughters, I am involved with what is going on in school and their social life. It is more comforting when you know how your child...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am