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Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Warm spell closes ice rinks at Noonan Park
One injured in I-94 truck crash
Grant to help car program keep rolling
Orgeman-Crumb honored again as coach of the year
Boys basketball: Sabres edge Alexandria in CLC play
Wrestling: Knights take two more
Wrestling: Minnewaska tops B.O.L.D. by criteria
Girls basketball: Panthers still perfect in LEC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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