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Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
One-car rollover crash on I-94 sends one to hospital
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Osakis and Brandon-Evansville proms underway
Douglas County residents celebrate Earth Day with Science Walk
Softball: Cards pick up three wins Saturday at Rockford tourney
Girls golf: Lakers win, Cards third at Brainerd
Sports scores from Friday, April 21
Boys golf: Lakers tested against top teams at Wayzata
Baseball: Lead slips away in extras for Osakis
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
A focus on the feud: AAAA stages 'Romeo and Juliet'
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Orville E. Lien
Earl Leroy Seaburg Jr.
Bernard 'Bernie' Kreemer
AnnaMae J. Strootman
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 17, 2017
Rue21 closing at Viking Plaza; clothing store to open in May
The Rue21 store in Alexandria's Viking Plaza is among 400 stores closing nationwide, but a new store will open in the mall in May. Scot Snitker,...
April 17, 2017 - 1:31pm
Alexandria's J.C. Penney store not on closure list
Eight J.C. Penney stores in Minnesota are slated for closing but not the Alexandria location, according to a list the company released as part...
March 17, 2017 - 2:32pm
March 3, 2017
Vanity to close about 140 stores, including Alexandria
FARGO — A Fargo-based women's clothing retailer will soon close about 140 stores across the country — including the Alexandria location...
March 3, 2017 - 10:57am
January 25, 2017
Alex Tech gets $100,000 grant
The Alexandria Technical and Community College will receive a $100,000 grant to develop a three-part credentialing program for retail workers....
January 25, 2017 - 7:00am
December 7, 2016
ATCC adds retail management
Alexandria Technical and Community College will begin offering a certificate program in retail management during the spring semester. College...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
October 15, 2010
Jo-Ann Fabric celebrates grand opening at new Alexandria location
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is celebrating four grand openings this week - including one at its new location at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. "The renewed popularity of handcrafted items has sparked consumers' interest in sewing and crafting. We are pleased to meet this...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
Alexandria ranks high for pulling in shoppers
Although it may be smaller than other cities, Alexandria's retail industry packs a punch. In fact, a new report shows that Alexandria's retail...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Better Business Bureau launches service to protect online shoppers
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to launch a new online search tool designed to help consumers find businesses they can trust when they research and shop online. The BBB's Accredited Business Locator is powered by Azigo's...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Pampered Chef fights breast cancer with special shows
This May, in honor of Mother's Day, The Pampered Chef invites people to celebrate mothers, sisters and friends by hosting or attending a "Help Whip Cancer" fundraiser show. Guests can receive cooking tips while raising money for breast cancer awareness and early detection. Up to...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Editorial - Ten reasons to keep shopping at home
An Alexandria business owner sent us something that he said should be printed every week to remind people about how important it is to shop locally. The information, "Ten Reasons to Shop Local," is originally from Tim Mitchell, included in the Northwest Earth Institute's Choices...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Building near mall demolished
A familiar building along Highway 29 south of Alexandria is no more. The building, which was once the home of First State Bank of Carlos and...
March 17, 2010 - 12:05am
March 12, 2010
Relax, stay awhile
People going to the Viking Plaza Mall may find themselves lingering a bit longer these days. New improvements are encouraging shoppers to stay...
March 12, 2010 - 12:05am
December 11, 2009
Shopping for children's gifts? Try these educational ideas
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the West Central Initiative (WCI) and the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative. Are you at a loss for what to give that special child in your life? Sure, there's plenty to choose from - we're bombarded with toy gift ideas...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Editorial - Black Friday advice: Shop smart, local
Today is "Black Friday" - traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. It's a day when shoppers can scoop up all kinds of bargains but they can also get burned. Before we get into some shopping tips provided by the Better Business Bureau, here's our best advice for the day:...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Stop-N-Shop event helps Relay for Life
The Douglas County Relay for Life will be sponsoring the annual Stop-N-Shop on Thursday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Armory. Numerous independent consultants will be available under one roof, offering something for everyone just in time for Christmas shopping. Bring...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am