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County hires first HR director
Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
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February 16, 2018
A big day for Class of 2031: Next week's kindergarten registration gets parents started on transition into school
When it comes time for parents to send their first-born child off to kindergarten it can be sad, exciting, fun, scary and nerve wracking, all...
February 16, 2018 - 6:04am
December 23, 2017
LETTER: Big opportunity awaits in Brandon-Evansville
To the editor: Right now over in Brandon-Evansville, we are no longer "yes" or "no" voters. At least no one should be as no one knows what the new plan will look like yet. Everyone has agreed that something needs to get done. The plan that got voted on did not pass, but that does...
December 23, 2017 - 10:53am
December 14, 2017
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
To the editor: I read the article about Trevor Peterson (Alexandria School District business director) on why there was a 23 percent increase for school taxes in 2018. I can't dispute Mr. Peterson's statement that much of the increase was the result of a decrease in 2017 because I...
December 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
December 8, 2017
Woodland school receives National Blue Ribbon award
Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is...
December 8, 2017 - 3:23pm
December 1, 2017
23 percent tax increase? Alexandria School District explains
For those with sticker-shock about their school property tax bill, Trevor Peterson said of school tax levies, that it's like "one giant puzzle."...
December 1, 2017 - 10:35am
October 2, 2017
Workshop explains learning plans for special needs kids
Parents of special needs students who use an Individualized Education Program, commonly called an IEP, are invited to a free workshop on how best to put the plan to work for their child in school. The Minneapolis-based PACER Center will offer the workshop for professionals and parents...
October 2, 2017 - 7:38am
September 16, 2017
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Awards and honors Kendall Kohler of Alexandria received the 2017-2018 Thomas Reif Memorial Scholarship. Kohler will receive $1,000 to continue...
September 16, 2017 - 7:13am
August 26, 2017
Awards and honors The following students have been named to the spring semester Dean's List at the University of North Dakota, Fargo: Glenwood: Tyler D. Vanderby, Non-degree; Nelson: Jenna Zwiers, Respiratory Care. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled...
August 26, 2017 - 6:41am
March 31, 2017
Alexandria Speech team takes third at CLC meet
The Alexandria Area High School Speech team traveled to St. Cloud Apollo for its CLC meet on Tuesday, March 21. The team received third overall, and the following students placed individually: Creative Expression: Claire Wilmesmeier, third, and Regan Peterson, fourth. Duo Interpretation:...
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am
WCA Speech wraps up regular season tournament
The West Central Area Speech team ended its regular season speech tournament in Osakis on Saturday, March 18. Kristin Gilbertson in poetry and Emma Saulsbury in storytelling received honorable mentions. Those who received superiors include Max Duncan, humorous; Emily Engen, storytelling;...
March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
March 29, 2017
STEAM Expo enters third year
Alexandria Public Schools will host the third annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Expo on Thursday, March 30,...
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Alexandria Area High School DECA had 86 students compete in the State DECA competition on March 19-21. The competition featured 61 different...
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
March 24, 2017
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
More than 150 Alexandria Public School students in grades 2-5 participated in the "Cash In" on Creative Thinking contest. Students were challenged...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Knowledge Bowl team earns a trip to state
The Alexandria Area High School Knowledge Bowl team of (left to right) juniors Wil Kopp and Ryan Swanberg, freshman Amanda Bittmann and junior...
March 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Young Athletes, Unified Juniors introduce youth to sports
The Windmill Project will host two programs, Young Athletes and Unified Juniors, on Tuesdays, March 28 through May 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary School large gym in Alexandria. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-7. The focus is on fun...
March 24, 2017 - 9:00am