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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
September 11, 2017
Douglas County helping on the storm front
Help has been heading from all directions across the country in the wake of not one, but two hurricanes; the first, Harvey, hitting Texas and...
September 11, 2017 - 6:38pm
September 1, 2017
Wakesurfers call for self-policing to avoid conflict with lakeshore owners
Out in the deep middle of Lake Carlos, Philip Simonson braced his feet against the wakesurfing board, held onto the tow rope and in seconds...
September 1, 2017 - 11:35am
August 18, 2017
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Homes near Paynesville were evacuated early Friday morning after a semi-trailer carrying hazardous materials caught fire. The westbound lane of state Highway 23 was still blocked Friday, Aug. 18.
August 18, 2017 - 9:22am
August 14, 2017
3 inches of rain adds to already wet summer
If you think this summer has been wetter than normal, you're right, the National Weather Service says. Three inches of rain fell in Alexandria...
August 14, 2017 - 7:06pm
August 4, 2017
Highway 79 near Evansville to close overnight Aug. 7 - 8
Minnesota Highway 79 under Interstate 94 near Evansville will close to all traffic the nights of Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8.
August 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 20, 2017
Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – A pickup driven by a Fargo man rear-ended an SUV on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud, killing the SUV driver and injuring four children, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2000 Ford Expedition driven by a 37-year-old St. Cloud woman and a 2012 Ford F-150,...
July 20, 2017 - 8:33am
July 7, 2017
Survey shows good economic news for region
The majority of Minnesota is expected to continue to experience strong economic growth over the next several months, according to new economic reviews and forecasts released Thursday by Secretary of State Steve Simon and the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Research...
July 7, 2017 - 6:25am
July 2, 2017
Two killed near Redwood Falls when car hits truck
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Both the driver and passenger of a car were killed Friday in a head-on collision with a semi on U.S. Highway 71. Justin Michael Ahrens, 38, of Morton, and Brittany Renae Olson, 25, of Redwood Falls, died when the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ahrens crossed...
July 2, 2017 - 6:49pm
June 24, 2017
Meeker deputy pleads guilty in stalking case
A Meeker County sheriff's deputy accused of stalking a man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Joel Christopher Engler, 43, of Litchfield, entered the plea Tuesday, June 20, in Meeker County District Court in Litchfield. The court dismissed a gross misdemeanor...
June 24, 2017 - 8:23am
June 23, 2017
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
Shane Christen, portraying 3rd Sergeant Steele, talks about some of the firearms and ammunition that were used during the Civil War at History...
June 23, 2017 - 4:04pm
April 28, 2017
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
The legacy of a boy from Sauk Rapids is now reaching the life of an 18-year-old senior at Alexandria Area High School and others with a life-threatening...
April 28, 2017 - 3:16am
April 27, 2017
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. -- A 50-year-old Deer Creek man was killed when his westbound pickup went out of control on a bridge deck Wednesday morning in Otter Tail County. The vehicle rolled onto the Highway 10 on-ramp from County Road 67 in New York Mills, the Minnesota State Patrol...
April 27, 2017 - 12:18pm
April 1, 2017
Traill the healthiest county in North Dakota, study shows
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Residents in Traill County are the healthiest people in North Dakota, according to a University of Wisconsin study. The...
April 1, 2017 - 1:45pm
March 6, 2017
Pilot seriously hurt in plane crash near Paynesville
A pilot was seriously injured when his small, experimental plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a field near the Paynesville Airport.
March 6, 2017 - 9:16am
February 28, 2017
Two arrested in Pope County sex sting
Two men have been arrested after the Pope County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to an online ad and solicited sex from what they thought was a 14-year-old.
February 28, 2017 - 3:44pm