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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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February 3, 2017
Buy a duffel bag for a foster child
Picture this: A 5-year-old girl is being told by a police officer and a social worker that she has to leave with them. Her parents are in another room yelling and crying. They quickly gather some of her things into a trash bag and take her from her home. When she is taken to her foster...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 23, 2016
Donate shoes to Soles4Souls
Local Lions clubs are joining together to again bring Soles4Souls to the area, a District 5M4 Lions Centennial Project celebrating 100 years of community service in 2017. Lions clubs will accept any and all new and used shoes to be distributed throughout the world to fight poverty....
December 23, 2016 - 11:00am
December 7, 2016
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Now in its fourth year of the annual Toys for Kids program, the Runestone Detachment 1409, Marine Corps League, of Alexandria is requesting toy donations from the public. Toys for Kids is a community service project that is conducted annually during November and December. It distributes...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
July 27, 2016
Center for Small Towns seeks community project proposals
The University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns (CST) is seeking proposals for community-based projects. Projects employ the skills of university students, staff and faculty to provide comprehensive services to small communities, connecting community partners to resources...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Parkers Prairie Highway 29 reconstruction begins June 6
Motorists and pedestrians on Highway 29 in Parkers Prairie will encounter lane shifts starting Monday, June 6, weather permitting. Crews will begin work on a reconstruction and resurfacing project through the city. The work will address pavement concerns, pedestrian accessibility,...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Open house for Parkers Prairie Highway 29 project is May 23
An open house about this year's Highway 29 reconstruction and resurfacing project in Parkers Prairie is scheduled for Monday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Prairie Event Center, 201 West Main St., Parkers Prairie. No formal presentation is planned. The meeting is an opportunity for...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Proposals for local foods projects requested
Do you have an idea that improves food access or strengthens community food systems in Southwest Minnesota? The University of Minnesota's Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SW RSDP) is interested in hearing from you. Seed funding is available to support projects...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Jefferson High School to hold world premiere 24-hour one-act play festival
Forty theater students from Jefferson High School in Alexandria will write, cast, rehearse and perform six original 10-minute plays across Friday...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
ATCC Foundation sets memories in stone
The Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation opted for a change in scenery this year for its annual luncheon held in Alexandria...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
4-H members compete in Regional Project Bowls
Can you name a breed of rabbit that has a compact body type? Do you know where Berkshire swine originated? What is colic? What is a ruminant...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Project begins to replace pipe between Highway 29, Lake L'Homme Dieu
Construction began on Tuesday to replace ductile iron pipe pressure forcemain between Highway 29 North and Lake L'Homme Dieu, according to the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD). "All construction activities will take place during daylight hours of the standard work week,"...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Work on new school rolls ahead
Since voters approved funding last fall for a new high school in Alexandria, the design process and cost estimation is moving right along. Lots...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Lake Christina enhancement project kicks off September 11
A project six years in the making will finally get its start when the Lake Christina Enhancement Project kickoff celebration is held September 11 at the Lake Christina public access. The 4,000-acre project near Ashby in Douglas and Grant counties is Ducks Unlimited's (DU) flagship...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
County holds off decision on LEC
With one commissioner absent from the meeting, no decisions about the proposed joint law enforcement center (LEC) were made at Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board meeting. Commissioner Jerry Johnson said that because Commissioner Paul Anderson - a member of the County-City LEC...
July 31, 2009 - 12:05am
May 8, 2009
Douglas County 4-H'ers compete in State Project Bowl
Seven teams from Douglas County attended the State 4-H Project Bowl competition April 18 in Foley. Patterned after the television show, College Bowl, it challenges teams of three to six youth in their knowledge of certain 4-H project areas. Currently there are seven different categories...
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am