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Gas prices in Alexandria dip below $2
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Party like it's 1990
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Harris calls it a career
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 28, 2013
Letter: A $532 difference in electrical rates
To the editor: Those provided electricity by Runestone Electric Association (REA) may have noticed a jump in your electric bill. REA recently pulled out the stops on curbing utility rate increases and raised your bill by a minimum of $8. As of the most recent newsletter, REA has...
opinion / letters
August 28, 2013 - 9:25am
August 14, 2013
CenterPoint Energy files to change natural gas distribution rates
CenterPoint Energy filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to change the company's natural gas distribution rates.
news / state
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Smaller rate increases recommended for Xcel Energy
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources (DER) recommended the reduction of more than $191 million of the $285 million rate increase proposed by Xcel Energy for electric service in 2013, a reduction of 67 percent overall. Xcel provides electric service to...
news / state
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
June 3, 2011
1262557 Public Notice - Qwest Rate Change
Public Notice Publish June 3, 2011 NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE Effective 7/5/2011, the rate for Qwest Corporation's residential intraLATA toll service, Message Telecommunication Service (MTS) is changing. The new rate is $0.30 per minute. 1262557
June 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Meeting to discuss natural gas rates
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is holding a series of public hearings to hear what customers have to say about CenterPoint Energy's proposed rate increase. CenterPoint Energy has asked the MPUC for permission to increase its natural gas rates.
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Foreclosure rate high here
Families in Douglas County are having a harder time hanging on to their homes than other counties in the region. Douglas County recorded 147 foreclosures in 2008, according to a new report from the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. Foreclosures for other counties in the west central...
June 3, 2009 - 12:05am
March 13, 2009
A towering challenge - Selective TV faces huge increase in tower rent
Although times are tough right now, Selective TV in Alexandria is asking its contributors - and those who receive the service but don't donate - to give more. And with good reason, according to board members Jim Borgrud and Noel Rich. Rich, Selective TV secretary and treasurer,...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Electric rates jolts up - ALP, REA plan rate increases
Douglas County homeowners can partly blame surging energy costs for their higher electricity bills this year. With wholesale power costs up due to rising demand and tightening supplies, local non-profit utilities Alexandria Light and Power and Runestone Electric Association are raising...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
CenterPoint Energy files to increase rates 6 percent
CenterPoint Energy on November 3 filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utility Commission (MPUC) to change the company's natural gas distribution rates. If approved, the new rates will increase the average residential customer's bill by about 6 percent or $5.50 per month. "CenterPoint...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Abortion rates drop - but not for teenagers
Despite continued low county numbers and an overall decline in the state's abortion rate last year, concerns are rising about women who are undergoing the procedure - and it's because of their age. Overall, 222 fewer abortions were performed in Minnesota in 2007 than in 2006, according...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Online tool compares hospital rates
Interested to know how the cost of your recent total knee replacement at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) compares to other Minnesota hospitals? It's easy to find out. Simply log onto the Minnesota Hospital Price Check Web site at www.mnhospitalpricecheck.org and search for DCH. At...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
County bucks trend in teen pregnancy rates
For the first time in 16 years, teen pregnancy is on the rise in Minnesota. In one year, the state saw an increase double that of the national pace. According to data collected by the Minnesota Department of Health, from 2005 to 2006 Minnesota's teen pregnancy rate grew by 6 percent....
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am