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Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
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LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
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
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Spring brings excitement, optimism
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March 13, 2018
Sheriff says school van apparently did not yield for semi in western Minn. crash
HANCOCK, Minn. – The driver of the Hancock Public School van that collided with a semi Monday afternoon at the intersection of a gravel and...
March 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
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