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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Trying to pull through
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Volleyball: Osakis drops first in Prairie play
Volleyball: B-E sweeps LEC match with Battlers
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Police looking for robbery suspect
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
September 18, 2009
Maurices shines spotlight on pets in need
Maurices at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria will host a Rescues and Runways fashion show on Thursday, September 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The show will take place at the mall across from Alex Travel. Fashion management students from Alexandria Technical College will assist with...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 19, 2009
Tomorrow's mall: Viking Plaza - Management hopes to add entrance, make many improvements
Imagine a shopping mall with a park-like atmosphere - inside and out. Shoppers driving into the mall don't just see a parking lot. There's a...
August 19, 2009 - 12:05am
August 14, 2009
New consignment store opens
Krupke's Konsignments recently opened in Alexandria. It sells gently-used current style clothing, furniture, household, home décor, baby items,...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
Shop Alexandria? You bet! It has the highest 'pull factor' in the state
When it comes to pulling shoppers into town, Alexandria is tops. In fact, Alexandria has the highest retail sales "pull factor" in the state, according to a recently released report. The "Alexandria and Douglas County Retail Trade Analysis" was compiled by the University of Minnesota...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am