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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 16, 2013
MDA confirms downy mildew disease in impatiens
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed presence of impatiens downy mildew in the state again this year. Caused by a fungus, impatiens downy mildew damages leaves resulting in unmarketable plants. The disease was discovered during MDA's new survey of foreign...
June 16, 2013 - 2:39pm
April 21, 2012
Regional plant swap offered in Wadena
A free, regional plant swap will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Island at the north edge of Wadena. This is a time for area gardeners, farmers, and hobbiests to exchange plants of all kinds, seeds, gardening tools, tips, and conversation with others....
April 21, 2012 - 9:54am
June 17, 2011
Native plant and weed ID workshop offered in Alexandria
So you have planted a shoreland buffer or rain garden full of wonderful native plants, and things have grown, but what are they? How can you tell the difference between desirable plants and unwanted weeds? A Native Plant and Weed ID workshop will be held Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m....
June 17, 2011 - 2:07pm
May 21, 2011
Farm Service Agency has new acreage reporting process
As Minnesota's producers take to the fields this planting season, Linda Hennen, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota, reminds farmers and ranchers of the importance of timely filing a complete and accurate acreage report with the Farm Service Agency....
May 21, 2011 - 7:52am
January 30, 2011
Join Arbor Day Foundation and get 10 trees
Here's a way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 trees to plant when the weather turns warm. Every person from Minnesota who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February 2011 will receive 10 Colorado blue spruce trees. "Planting...
January 30, 2011 - 9:08am
July 31, 2010
Owners of New York mills locker, which was lost in fire, hope to reopen soon
Last week began with devastating news for Amanda and Whitman Briard, along with the New York Mills community, when a fire destroyed the Mills...
July 31, 2010 - 4:26pm
July 1, 2010
Man killed when pinned between two cranes in Grand Forks, N.D
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July 1, 2010 - 1:46pm
May 16, 2010
10 steps to successful vegetable gardening
The friendly voice of St. Louis County Extension Educator Bob Olen is a familiar one to gardeners across the Northland. If they don't tune into him on into him on KDAL-AM radio every Wednesday, they've probably seen him on PBS Channel 8. Or they've attended one of his many conferences...
May 16, 2010 - 10:20am
May 13, 2009
City quenches water demand: $3.08 million bid to expand ALP water plant accepted
Construction will begin this summer on an expansion project at the water treatment plant in the city of Alexandria. Bids for the proposed project were accepted at Monday night's regular city council meeting. Scott Deitz, operations manager at Alexandria Light and Power (ALP), made...
May 13, 2009 - 12:05am
February 18, 2009
Ethanol company in Fergus Falls seeks investors here
Otter Tail Ag Enterprises, LCC in Fergus Falls has announced its intent to raise additional capital through its membership or additional investors. Company CEO and spokesperson Anthony J.
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Letter - Big Stone II is needed
To the editor: All of the permits have been secured for the Big Stone II Power Plant in South Dakota. However, a Certificate of Need process for some associated transmission in Minnesota is ongoing. The process was started at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in November...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Mini-egg plant, Gretel, named vegetable of the year
What does one write about gardening when it's below zero outside and the only thing I can think about is the line at the post office? Well, the good people at All-America Selections have come to my rescue by announcing their 2009 AAS winners. All-America Selections are newly introduced...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Small fire breaks out at Alexandria's 3M plant
A small fire broke out at the Alexandria 3M plant Tuesday afternoon, causing hundreds of employees to be temporarily evacuated. The blaze flared up when a spark ignited either some lint or dust while workers were performing routine maintenance, said Plant Manager Dave Lambert. No...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
3M catches fire
A small fire broke out at the 3M plant Tuesday afternoon, causing hundreds of employees to be temporarily evacuated. The blaze flared up when...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am