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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Three students struck before boarding school bus in Minn.
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
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
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University This seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose vision is more compelling....
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Retired Air Force officer seeks to unseat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota
A retired Air Force officer from Karlstad, Minn., will challenge longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson in November. Dave Hughes, the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Rural cities hopeful about special session
At an annual gathering of city leaders from Greater Minnesota, officials from across the state renewed their push for a special legislative session this summer to address the failed tax and bonding bills. Mayors, city council members and city staff from all over Greater Minnesota...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 25, 2016
Clinton selects Virginia Sen. Kaine as running mate
By Reuters News Service Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection...
July 25, 2016 - 9:23am
July 20, 2016
LETTER: There is a cure for our nation's ills
To the editor: As Franklin Graham has been visiting the 50 state capitals, he has made one point that I believe most American voters in 2016 will agree with: The answer to our nation’s problems will not be found in either the Democrat or Republican parties. I believe Graham is correct;...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 18, 2016
Sen. Ingebrigtsen seeks resolution denouncing Dayton’s policing shooting comment
By Don Davis, Forum News Service A state senator and long-time law enforcement officer wants the Senate to admonish Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
July 18, 2016 - 5:56pm
July 17, 2016
Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The governor and top two legislative leaders say they tentatively agree to call Minnesota legislators...
July 17, 2016 - 8:00am
July 14, 2016
Report: Trump will name Pence as VP candidate
By Reuters Media WASHINGTON—Republican Donald Trump neared the end of his vice presidential search on Thursday and appeared to be leaning toward Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a conservative with the potential to unify divided Republicans. The New York businessman is to be formally...
July 14, 2016 - 11:53am
July 12, 2016
Sanders endorses Clinton
By Reuters Media PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, July 12, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. "She...
July 12, 2016 - 12:10pm
June 16, 2016
Possible special session remains out of focus over issues, logistics
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The most positive description of a high-level Wednesday meeting to set up a Minnesota special legislative...
June 16, 2016 - 11:05am
June 9, 2016
Dayton starts public works campaign
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week....
June 9, 2016 - 11:34am
June 7, 2016
Dayton: 'We can't agree on anything'
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota lawmakers failed to accomplish as their regular session ended last month, but used words like "discouraged"...
June 7, 2016 - 12:15pm
June 6, 2016
Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps taking with it any chance for transportation and other public works project funding. The tax bill would have provided...
June 6, 2016 - 5:10pm
May 26, 2016
Backer files for re-election in District 12A
State Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley filed for re-election in House District 12A Monday. He officially submitted the necessary paperwork to...
May 26, 2016 - 10:32am
Filings in Douglas County fairly quiet so far
The filing period for public offices in Douglas County is off to a quiet start. The filing period opened on May 17, and as of Wednesday, May 25, there was only one contested race. Two candidates filed for Douglas County Commissioner District 1: Terry Aasness, who is the mayor in Evansville,...
May 26, 2016 - 7:44am