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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
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Osakis plans new ideas for trail
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
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COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
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
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
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
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On The Street
April 17, 2016
Pigeon found along the road becomes another family pet
By Paula Quam, Forum News Service Stories of rescue dogs and cats aren’t too hard to find, but rarely does one hear a heartwarming tale of...
April 17, 2016 - 10:00am
October 28, 2015
LETTER: What responsibilities do animal owners have in Douglas County?
To the editor: Before we worry about changing or adding more laws to protect pets, let’s enforce the ones we already have. I’m a board member of an insurance company and we have to deal with animals of all kinds; horses, cows, dogs, etc. We have to deal with dog bites, cows...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
Dealing with Douglas County’s lost pets
Humane society strives to reunite pets and owners
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
November 1, 2013
Thousands of pets sick, hundreds dying from jerky treats
Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Minneapolis are urging caution after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a request for members of the general public and their veterinarians to send any information they have if their pet has become ill after eating jerky...
November 1, 2013 - 9:17am
August 20, 2013
Lyme disease numbers 10 times higher than previously reported says CDC
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an estimate of the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and their new estimate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the CDC's newest numbers estimate the number of Americans diagnosed...
August 20, 2013 - 7:13am
July 4, 2013
Keep pets safe on Fourth of July
Doctors and staff from BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommend keeping pet safety in mind during planned Fourth of July festivities. With all of the celebration, sweet savory barbequed dishes, open flames and fireworks, paying attention to detail is an important practice to prevent...
July 4, 2013 - 2:44pm
March 24, 2013
Poison prevention means 'keep out of reach' for pets, too
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners referral medicine hospitals here are encouraging people to also remember their pets during National Poison Prevention Week. National Poison Prevention Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday. The purpose is to create awareness and...
March 24, 2013 - 12:40pm
March 12, 2013
Cat food recalled in 25 states due to lack of essential nutrient
MINNEAPOLIS - Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods after the company issued a voluntary recall affecting 25 states Sunday. According to a press release issued by...
March 12, 2013 - 7:13am
November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving poses potential problems for pets
MINNEAPOLIS - BluePearl Veterinary Partners urges people to practice caution over the Thanksgiving holiday as many of the items prepared for humans to feast on, may pose serious problems to their furry and feathered friends. During the holidays, BluePearl sees a significant uptick...
November 22, 2012 - 8:00am
November 4, 2012
November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
November is National Pet Diabetes Month and BluePearl Veterinary Partners encourages pet owners to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes is a relatively common disease in which the body doesn't use glucose properly. If left untreated, diabetes is life-threatening....
November 4, 2012 - 2:32pm
September 28, 2012
Shalom Lutheran Church to host animal blessing
Shalom Lutheran Church will host a blessing of the animals celebration on Sunday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m. on the patio by the bell tower. The blessing of the animals is a tradition that goes back to St. Francis of Assisi, who taught that God's love extends to everything God has...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Local students start pet supply drive
Here's a new way to help dogs and cats. The Carlos/Miltona 4th-6th Grade Club is having a Pet Supply Drive as a service project to help the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS). The club is an after-school program.
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Top Dog: Adopted pooch brightens days of Bethany Community residents
No one knows for sure where Max came from, but they sure are glad he's there. "He's a gift from God," said Debbie Lambert, one of Max's biggest...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
December 19, 2010
Humane Society offers tips for the holidays
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special -- may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends. The hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage,...
December 19, 2010 - 12:37pm
October 8, 2010
Pet store joins downtown group
Lea's Pet Products recently joined the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) in Alexandria. Shown are Marlene Bettin (DMA), Annette Bourdeaux,...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am