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Creating their future: B-E Class of 2018 turns tassels
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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
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
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
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
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February 23, 2018
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
When Ben Johnson rumbles down a Douglas County road plowing snow and attacking slippery spots with sand and salt, he watches an electronic monitor...
February 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 2, 2018
Lane closure on Highway 28 in Glenwood begins
Motorists on Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue East in Glenwood will experience a one-block lane closure of the westbound lane between First Street NE and Highway 29/Franklin Street beginning today, Jan. 2. Eastbound traffic should slow down and eliminate distractions, westbound traffic...
January 2, 2018 - 11:18am
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