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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 23
Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
January 18, 2017
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Renegotiating expired farmland rental rate agreements – a process now under way across the Upper Midwest – can be one of the toughest jobs in agriculture. Farmers and landlords often have differing perceptions of what’s fair and reasonable. The task might be especially challenging...
January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
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...
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.
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...
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...
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