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Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
A fast start: Mountain biking club finds success in first season
Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
Benson: Heavy at the top, but opportunity awaits at NBA playoff fringe
Geneva hosts Parent-Child golf tourney
U.S. Bank to host Minnesota Football Showcase
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
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
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
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On The Street
October 12, 2016
Innovative approach to water management takes next step
Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more holistic, coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved seven new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program. The Aug. 26 board action allocates up to $1,700,000 in Clean...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
September 21, 2016
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The crisp air is refreshing. There is added energy to my farm-related activities with the anticipation of the pending harvest. You can see pride in the eyes of the producers as they view the results of all their labor this past year.
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Register for YMCA youth programs
Registration is now open for a number of youth programs coming to the Alexandria Area YMCA beginning in April. Following are the available programs: Baseball Pitching Clinics — Sundays, April 3, 10, 17: Three day pitching clinic led by Gerry Hoelscher for grades 3-6. Junior...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Sex offender changes delayed
Minnesota will not be forced to change how it treats sex offenders until a federal appeals court decides whether the program is constitutional. Last month, the court granted the state a stay, which delays enforcement of a federal judge’s ruling ordering major changes in the state...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Vital Living Alexandria is wellness program designed for people 50+
Alexandria is a retirement town. With an older population that’s expected to do nothing but grow, Vital Living Alexandria formed to help people...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Put your innovative farming ideas to the test
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced a new round of funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program. This program provides small grants to test ideas that could conserve natural resources, enhance profitability and improve life on the farm....
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline set
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year. Re-enrolling land for another five years requires a renewal application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation...
September 9, 2014 - 12:27pm
August 8, 2014
Marine and small engine program to get new facility
The Motorcycle Repair Training Center in the Marine and Small Engine Mechanic program at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) will...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Share the Fun program highlights 4-H talent
Douglas County 4-H'ers participated in the annual Share the Fun Program at the Osakis Public Schools auditorium on Sunday, April 7. The talent...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Lake Carlos State Park hosts bluebird expert
Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will host an open house-style family event about the eastern bluebird on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Decked out in bright blue feathers, a rusty colored throat and white belly, the bluebird is a common songbird to see in the springtime. The...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Deadline approaches for three Farm Service Agency programs
Douglas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jay K. Backowski, reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement eight-hour course on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Douglas County added to flood disaster loan program
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Knute Nelson receives grant to expand NeuroFit program
The number of people in the United States currently living with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis is staggering. And with the rapid growth in Americans older than the age of 65, growth is expected in the number of individuals living with these...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
New course offers insights into families facing problems
The Alexandria Technical College will offer a new course entitled "Caught In the Middle," on March 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the college. It is designed for early child educators, providers who are working with families where orders for protection (OFP) and/or harassment restraining...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am