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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
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
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
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 6, 2017
Blood shortage at 'crisis level'
Snow and cold have disrupted a lot of lives this winter, including the lives of people who make a point to donate blood. That has led the American Red Cross, which supplies blood for Douglas County Hospital and numerous other health care providers across Minnesota, to put out an...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
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...
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...
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.
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