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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
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Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
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COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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On The Street
March 11, 2016
Push for presidential primary gains steam
Packed precinct caucuses, and reports that thousands left in frustration due to overcrowding, are leading more Minnesota political leaders to push a presidential primary election. The latest is Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who recently said he would support...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
For the Record (Nov. 11, 2015)
MEETINGS: RAINBOW RIDER TRANSIT BOARD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Rainbow Rider office, Lowry 5 p.m. 1. Approve agenda 2. Approve minutes of Oct. 8 3. Approve financial statements a. Warrant register b. Cash balance c. Budget report d. Accounts receivable 4. Transit Ambassador...
News / region
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 10, 2015
City takes long path to possible primary
Alexandria is one step closer to changing the way that city council members and the mayor are voted into office by holding a primary election. But it will be a long process. At its meeting Monday night, the council voted 3-1 to refer the matter to the city's Charter Commission...
November 10, 2015 - 7:30am
August 15, 2014
Douglas County bucks trend in two statewide races
Douglas County voters parted ways with the rest of Minnesota in two statewide primary elections Tuesday -- the Republican race for governor and the DFL contest for secretary of state. Local voters favored Marty Seifert for governor, giving him 34 percent of the total votes cast....
August 15, 2014 - 12:11pm
Local primary winners reflect on results
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and State Trooper Rich Homan were winners of the primary race for Douglas County sheriff. They’ll face...
August 15, 2014 - 9:35am
August 13, 2014
UPDATE 11:05 P.M. Wolbersen, Homan win sheriff's race; Miller and Nettestad move on
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and State Trooper Rich Homan were winners of the primary race for Douglas County sheriff. They'll face each...
August 13, 2014 - 8:38am
August 12, 2014
Did you remember to vote?
If you’re reading this before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, hurry down to the polls and vote. The August 12 primary provided Douglas County residents...
News / government
August 12, 2014 - 11:14am
August 9, 2014
GOP race for governor; here's a look at four candidates
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press Which one will take on Dayton? It will be a political phenomenon like nothing Minnesotans have...
August 9, 2014 - 6:00am
August 8, 2014
Primary is Tuesday
Local residents still undecided of whom to vote for in Tuesday’s primary had one more chance to learn about the Douglas County commissioner...
News / government
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
PRIMARY UPDATE 12:43 AM: Final results show Meyer and Anderson winning District 4
The final results are finally in for the primary election in Douglas County. Alexandria Ward 1, precinct 1 arrived at the courthouse a few minutes before 11 p.m. and all the votes have been counted. Charlie Meyer is the winner in District 4 and incumbent Paul C. Anderson also advanced...
August 15, 2012 - 12:40am
August 14, 2012
Primary is off to busy start in one Alexandria polling place
Today is the primary election -- have you voted yet? Turnout was reported as "very good" at Lake Community Church, which is the polling place...
August 14, 2012 - 3:20pm
August 12, 2012
Voters reminded that primary election is Tuesday
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters that the State Primary Election is Tuesday, August 14. "The August 14 primary election is almost here," Ritchie said. "This is the first election since redistricting and those changes directly impacted many Minnesota voters. To help...
August 12, 2012 - 8:44am
August 10, 2012
CORRECTION: Where is your district?
Editor's note: Bruce Campbell, a DFL contender in the District 8B race, was inadvertently omitted from the following story. The corrected version is printed below. Because of redistricting, the legislative boundaries were redrawn in Minnesota. Voters will find themselves in different...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Douglas County primary election to be held Tuesday
Primary elections will be held in Douglas County on Tuesday, August 14. Three commissioner districts, 2, 3 and 4 will be on the ballot. Non-partisan county commissioner candidates Norm Salto, Jim Hafdal and James Stratton are on the primary ballot for District 2; Bev Bales, Jerry...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
August 13, 2010
Anderson, Kakac survive county primary
The voters of Douglas County Commissioner District 4 have spoken. They selected incumbent Paul Anderson and challenger Arlan Kakac in Tuesday's...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am