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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Better to give: United Way Adopt-A-Family program grows
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Parks plan Christmas Bird Count
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
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
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
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
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
Lou B. Geris
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
LETTER: Isn't bitcoin unconstitutional?
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
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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on the street
May 26, 2017
Composting among new director's priorities
Steve Vrchota has taken on a heavy load — a 240-ton load. Vrchota is taking over the role of executive director of Pope/Douglas Solid...
May 26, 2017 - 3:19pm
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Although he didn't know it at the time, working on boilers while in the U.S. Navy would eventually pay off for Pete Olmscheid. Olmscheid, who...
May 26, 2017 - 3:18pm
December 14, 2016
Tree recycling location is near Zion Lutheran Church
Members of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria recently erected a sign at the Douglas County Fairgrounds reminding people that Christmas trees...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
September 16, 2016
RCC does recycle – a lot, says manager
At its Monday meeting, the Alexandria City Council held off getting quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse because questions arose about recycling. The five-year garbage contract, which expires at the end of this year, did not include the cost of hauling away...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
Why aren't more city-owned facilities in Alexandria recycling their garbage? The question popped up at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting and prompted the tabling of a request to get quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse. The city's five-year garbage service...
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
April 20, 2016
Here's a free, easy way to unclutter
It’s time to clear the clutter. The city of Alexandria’s annual Metal Pick-Up Day is Tuesday, April 26. The free service – a partnership between the city and Alex Rubbish and Recycling – is an incentive to help city residents clean up their property this spring. Residents...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Recycle that plastic wrap from farm and boats
There's a new opportunity to recycle those large pieces of plastic that protected silage, bales and boats all winter long. Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has launched a plastics recycling pilot program. For the first time, PDSWM will accept agricultural and boat wrap...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is holding a collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota through the end...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Round up appliances, e-waste, bulbs
It’s time to clear out clutter in your home or cabin and make room for winter hibernation. A local event next weekend is the prime opportunity...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Recycle your old bulbs for free
Here's a bright idea: Recycle those burned-out fluorescent bulbs. Residents and businesses who are customers of Agralite Electric Cooperative, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) or Runestone Electric Association (REA) may recycle their fluorescent bulbs at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
January 7, 2013
How low can you go? MPCA paper use drops more than 60 percent
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached a new low -- in office paper use. During the last fiscal year, the agency used 4,526 reams of paper compared to 12,000 reams in Fiscal Year 2009. This is not simply the result of having fewer staff. Sheets of paper used per...
January 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
September 16, 2012
Free, downloadable recycling bin signs available
Free, downloadable recycling signs are now available from the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). The files for the signs can be downloaded at no cost from RecycleMinnesota.org and RecycleMoreMinnesota.org websites. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control...
September 16, 2012 - 9:40am
June 30, 2012
Minnesota electronics recyclers help environment
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that nearly 28.4 million pounds, or 86 percent of the weight of the electronic devices managed under the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act from July 2010 to June 2011 were processed by recyclers certified for their environmentally sound...
June 30, 2012 - 12:50pm
November 12, 2011
Don't throw away that clump of holiday lights - recycle it
Fall is officially here and with fall comes decorating for the holiday season. But what to do with that tangled clump of holiday lights? Are you really going to find that one bulb that is burned out? Most people give up and just throw them in the trash...well not anymore. The Recycling...
November 12, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 18, 2011
Meeting will offer manufacturers 'green team' ideas
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association will host a general meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at the American Legion in Fergus Falls. Members are invited, as well as prospective members interested in networking with their peers in manufacturing. The schedule of events begins with a tour...
October 18, 2011 - 10:14am