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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
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
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
May 25, 2013
Don't let electrical accidents crop up this spring during planting season
Planting season is one of the busiest times of the year, especially this year when the season has been delayed by weather. Yet, farmers and their helpers need to pay as much attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery as they do to their tillage and planting...
May 25, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 23, 2013
This weekend is one of deadliest crash periods in state
Memorial Day weekend is the on-ramp to the summer driving season, the deadliest time on the road. Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety officials are reminding motorists to make safe, smart decisions during the historically deadly and high-traffic weekend. Memorial...
May 23, 2013 - 2:51pm
May 15, 2013
Out and About: Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Kids, cops and safety came together during the annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday. It was sponsored by the Alexandria Police Department,...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 12, 2013
Stay safe. Call before you dig.
May is National Electrical Safety Month. As people gear up for spring construction, yard work, and planting, Otter Tail Power Company reminds customers and neighbors that, before digging, they need to notify utilities that have lines or cables buried in the area. Every digging...
May 12, 2013 - 11:59am
May 11, 2013
Schools get grants to help kids bike, walk to school
The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $3.8 million in federal grants for Safe Routes to School. The grants will support Safe Routes to School at 105 schools in 61 communities. "These projects will help communities increase opportunities for...
May 11, 2013 - 11:50am
May 10, 2013
Word of the day: safety
The phrase "Safety First" wasn't just a saying for 471 5th graders from Douglas County and West Central Area schools last Thursday. They learned...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Driver safety classes offered for seniors
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will offer driver safety classes for those 55 or older at the Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne Street. Several 8-hour first-time courses and 4-hour refresher courses will be offered. The cost is $16 for AARP members and $18...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Kids invited to Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The Alexandria Police Department will host its Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
April 22, 2013
Electricity, spring thaw don't mix, warns power company
Even though this spring's thaw has been slow in coming, Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors that electricity and water don't mix. Remember that the spring thaw can cause high water levels that can reduce line clearances, and that increases the potential...
April 22, 2013 - 2:48pm
April 15, 2013
Are you obeying road work zone laws?
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Despite the wintry weather Minnesota is experiencing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is kicking off Work Zone Awareness Week April 15 with a new public education campaign. The campaign reminds motorists to slow down and pay attention in construction zones. ...
April 15, 2013 - 12:49pm
April 11, 2013
After snow and ice hit, remember your natural gas meter
Snow or ice formations on or near the natural gas meter can cause potentially dangerous conditions. Accumulation of snow and ice can affect proper operation or ventilation of the regulator, which could cause over-pressurization. Natural gas regulators are designed to maintain a constant...
April 11, 2013 - 10:35am
April 9, 2013
Now is dangerous time for teen drivers
With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents of to reinforce safe driving habits for their children during prom season and...
April 9, 2013 - 2:55pm
March 27, 2013
Editorial - Prepare for motorcycle riding now
Even though spring still seems to be a mirage off in the distance, it will eventually get here. That means motorcyclists will finally be able to get their bikes out on the road. And that leads to danger. Last year, 53 riders were killed in Minnesota, a 26 percent increase from...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
February 26, 2013
Program provides car seats to families in need
A state program administered by the Minnesota Department of Public (DPS) Safety Office of Traffic Safety has provided 4,591 car seats during the last two years to families in need. The Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account addresses the needs of low-income families to transport...
February 26, 2013 - 11:00am
February 18, 2013
New snow prompts electrical warning
This winter's weather conditions are making rooftop snow and ice removal and other activities near power lines potentially hazardous, warns Otter Tail Power Company's Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm. "We remind everyone to exercise good judgment and to respect anything powered by...
February 18, 2013 - 9:53am