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VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
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SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
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Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
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COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
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LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
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LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
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Runestone Electric Association
January 22, 2016
REA holds district meetings
District meetings were recently held to nominate one or more candidates for the office of director of Runestone Electric Association (REA). Candidates may also be nominated by petition of 15 or more members within 15 days of the district meeting date. Nominating results were as follows:...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 31, 2015
Strap on your boots for an Old West melodrama
Red Willow Arts Coalition and the Runestone Electric Association’s Operation Round-Up will present Courtyard Theatre on Sunday, August 2 at...
Life / entertainment
July 31, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
REA Operation Round Up grants awarded
Runestone Electric Association’s (REA) Operation Round Up has distributed more than $715,000 in grants to community-minded organizations in the cooperative’s service territory since its inception in 2003. More than 65 percent of REA’s members allow their bills to be rounded...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
10 questions for retiring CEO of Runestone Electric
Banke led cooperative through many big changes
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Something new under the sun
REA members can buy solar energy for 20 years
April 8, 2015 - 12:00am
March 27, 2015
REA shares 2014 highlights at 79th annual meeting
Runestone Electric Association (REA) held its 79th annual meeting on March 21. CEO Rick Banke reported cooperative assets of $80.1 million with 14,000 accounts at the end of 2014. Highlights of 2014 included the retirement of four long-term employees, continuation of a right-of-way...
News / region
March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
April 25, 2014
Operation Round Up grants make a difference
Runestone Electric Association’s (REA) Operation Round Up has distributed more than $657,000 in grants to community-minded groups and organizations throughout its service territory since its inception in 2003. More than 65 percent of REA’s members allow their bills to be rounded...
April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
Phone scammer strikes again
A rural Alexandria small business received a phone call on Saturday, April 12 from a scammer claiming to be from Runestone Electric Association (REA) in Alexandria. The scammer said the payment received a month ago was not honored by the bank and if payment was not made, someone...
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 9, 2014
Copper ground wire stolen from REA poles
Thieves stole copper from power poles belonging to the Runestone Electric Association (REA). On Monday, March 31, an REA lineman conducting routine line patrol work discovered that 39 power poles north of Cyrus had been vandalized. Vandals had cut the copper ground wire off at the...
News / crime
April 9, 2014 - 12:00am
March 7, 2014
Utility scammer contacts local REA member
Caller demands credit card info, threatens to disconnect power
March 7, 2014 - 12:00am
February 14, 2014
REA annual meeting scheduled for March 22
The annual meeting of Runestone Electric Association will be held Saturday, March 22 in the auditorium of Jefferson High School, 14th and Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The board of directors and management extend a welcome to all members to attend. The day will begin with...
February 14, 2014 - 12:00am
February 7, 2014
Runestone Electric Association hosts district meeting board nominations
District meetings were recently held to nominate one or more candidates for the office of director of Runestone Electric Association (REA). Candidates may also be nominated by petition of 15 or more members within 15 days of the district meeting date. Nominating results were as...
February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
January 16, 2014
Operation Round Up grants awarded
Runestone Electric Association’s Operation Round Up has distributed more than $640,000 in grants to community-minded groups and organizations...
Business / awards
January 16, 2014 - 2:32pm
March 6, 2013
Runestone Electric Association approved for $22 million loan
Exposure to the elements takes a toll on the power lines that stretch across Douglas County. A foot of snow dumped sporadically throughout the...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Electrifying Minnesota On exhibit at Runestone Museum
In today's world, many people don't think a thing of flicking a switch and having the room instantly lit up. But imagine what it was like for...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am