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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
For the record
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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April 18, 2017
Roundabout between high school, Woodland moves forward
Despite opposition from a couple of Douglas County commissioners, plans for a new roundabout in a high-traffic area between Woodland Elementary...
April 18, 2017 - 4:54pm
November 21, 2016
Icy ruts from blizzard linger
A perfect storm of circumstances last Friday created treacherous road conditions in the area — built-up patches of thick ice ruts that...
November 21, 2016 - 4:20pm
August 17, 2016
State road fatalities reach 200
Minnesota has now reached 200 road fatalities in 2016, a sad reminder that motorists need to remember what is the most important task when behind the wheel.
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Bridge work on Highway 29 on schedule
Bridge work on Highway 29 in south Alexandria is moving along on schedule, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
YOU ASKED: Will sidewalks be built on Scenic Heights Road?
A reader sent the newspaper a question about Scenic Heights Road, a heavily traveled street that connects from McKay Avenue and provides a route...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
LETTER: Find compromise on paying for safe roads and bridges
To the editor: Recently, Rep. Paul Anderson sent a newsletter to constituents with misleading information about transit funding. The fact of the matter is that money used to fund transit is separate from money that funds roads and bridges. Talking about funding transit and funding...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
Get ready for orange cones
Road construction season is starting early in Minnesota this year and, no different than in recent years, without the funds needed to meet all...
April 20, 2016 - 8:50am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN Do we need good roads? Absolutely. Not only is it more comfortable driving and riding on good roads, it is definitely a safety factor. Maintaining older roads and the reconstruction of others will reduce accidents and also save...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
LETTER: Faster speed on cow path
To the editor: I’ve been a resident of Alexandria for about 10 years, and I’ve used 50th Avenue back when it was a glorified cow path with potholes and patches over patches. But, it had a 55 MPH speed limit. As you all know, last summer they completely redid it and turned it into...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 20, 2015
State wants your ideas on transportation
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
December 2, 2015
For small cities, road aid is little help
Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed.
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Road reconstruction under way in Holmes City
A significant road reconstruction project is under way in Holmes City. While the project isn’t large in scope, it is significant due to the...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share the road
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). “Harvest season is in full swing, and farmers in...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
July 23, 2015
County Road 28 road work under way
Reconstruction work on Douglas County Road 28 has begun. Douglas County Public Works Director Dave Robley reported Thursday that the asphalt surface will be ground up this week and the earthwork will begin the week of July 27. A portion of County Road 28 is being reconstructed...
July 23, 2015 - 2:39pm
September 10, 2014
State to study local speed limit changes
Douglas County has requested a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) speed zone study for three sections of county roads. State law...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00am