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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
Up to the challenge
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
James "Jim" Dittberner
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 4, 2016
Hard, messy work – but worth every minute
Juanita Bolinger of Alexandria saw homes filled with muddy, dirty water as she helped victims of a massive flood that happened in Shreveport,...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Upcoming blood drives
Following are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in the area: • Monday, April 18, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street, Alexandria. • Tuesday, April 19, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church. • Wednesday, April 20, 2 to 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ...
Life / events
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Red Cross has need for type O negative blood
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. "Blood products are being delivered to hospitals...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Upcoming blood drive
Following is an upcoming Red Cross blood drive in the area: • Tuesday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cornerstone Church, 202 Seventh Avenue E., Alexandria Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor’s card or driver’s...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Red Cross introduces online RapidPass
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass allows donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from home. It is expected to reduce...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Following are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in the area: • Monday, August 18, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Tuesday, August 19, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Wednesday, August 20, 10...
Life / events
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
January 21, 2014
In disasters big and small, local Red Cross is there
Aiding fire victims is one of many priorities
January 21, 2014 - 11:19pm
December 24, 2013
Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday fires
The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. Christmas Day, Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving are the top three days for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Nationally, the Red Cross...
December 24, 2013 - 8:44am
July 31, 2013
Red Cross helps family after fire
The American Red Cross assisted a family of two adults and their baby with lodging and food Monday following a kitchen grease fire in their apartment at 1616 7th Ave.
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 5, 2013
American Red Cross assists family in Alexandria
The American Red Cross is assisting a family of four in Alexandria, two adults and two children, following damage to their home sustained as a result of recent strong storms. The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Red Cross seeks volunteers
The American Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers for the West Central Minnesota Chapter serving Douglas, Grant and Traverse counties. The greatest need is for volunteers to assist with disaster response, both locally and nationally. Tacy Fleener, an Alexandria resident,...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Red Cross seeks Hero Award nominations
The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region announced its call for Heroes Awards nominations. The Red Cross Heroes Awards recognize everyday people who perform extraordinary acts to help save lives.
awards / News
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 12, 2013
Red Cross calls for Heroes Awards nominations
The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region announces its call for Heroes Awards nominations. The Red Cross Heroes Awards recognize everyday people who perform extraordinary acts to help save lives. Heroes Awards winners will be honored at the organization's 5th annual Heroes...
January 12, 2013 - 3:36pm
December 28, 2012
Red Cross volunteer receives 'gift of a lifetime'
The Christmas season is one filled with seeking out gifts for family and friends, but Tacy Fleener of Alexandria said she received "the gift of a lifetime" when she was deployed to the American Red Cross disaster relief response to super storm Sandy in New York City, New York. When...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am