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Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
For the record
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
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
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
hires and promotions
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January 18, 2017
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Students in grades nine, 10 and 11 who are attending public, private or home schools and living in the Lakes Region Arts Center region are eligible to apply for a local arts scholarship worth more than $600. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Successful applicants will present...
January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
January 13, 2017
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Three members of the Alexandria Area High School FIRST Robotics team, sophomores Logan Filipiak, Ford Johnson and Sam Gilbertson, visited Garfield...
January 13, 2017 - 11:00am
December 28, 2016
Alexandria finishes second in Math League meet
The Alexandria Area High School Math League had its third meet of the season on Monday, Dec. 19. The Alexandria team finished in second place....
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Register for Senior College winter 2017 program
Registration for the winter 2017 Senior College is now open. The program is entitled "Food! Food! Food! There's a Lot to Digest." It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10-26, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College Office and Technology Building,...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Six scholarships available for high school juniors
The Minnesota Association of Townships has announced its 17th annual scholarship program for high school juniors in Minnesota. Up to six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To enter the contest, the juniors must answer an essay question developed to support the association's 2017...
December 21, 2016 - 8:00am
December 14, 2016
Prestby, Grove nominated for ExCEL Award
Alexandria Area High School has nominated Allison Prestby and Jackson Grove for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Award. ExCEL is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who...
December 14, 2016 - 10:00am
December 9, 2016
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
A total of 315 elementary students recently exhibited their projects at the three elementary science fairs sponsored by Alexandria Public Schools....
December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
November 22, 2016
Environmental science scholarships announced
Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust will take applications through February for three 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Included are the Vernon P. Ostrom Scholarship, the Harvey K. Nelson Scholarship, and the Dean A. Elmer Scholarship. Each is $500 or more, as determined by the Board...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
November 16, 2016
COMMUNITY ED: Assemble an Amish braided rug from jeans
Learn how to assemble a durable and attractive rug using recycled blue jeans and an old twin sheet at an upcoming Community Education class. No need to buy any special materials. You will need approximately five pairs of jeans and a contrast fabric, like a sheet. A supply list will...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
COMMUNITY ED: Learn the basics of archery
Students in grades 3-5 are invited to learn the basics of archery from certified instructors and licensed teachers Amy Revering and Chad Gilbertson. Students from all elementary schools are welcome to participate. Bring a snack and water bottle. The class will be presented in seven...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 11, 2016
Scholarship available to horticulture, agronomy students
The Tenth District of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society will award a $500 scholarship to a college student who is pursuing a degree in horticulture or agronomy. To qualify, the student's parent(s) must reside in District 10. Counties in the 10th district are Grant, Douglas,...
November 11, 2016 - 11:00am
Winners announced in cemetery association essay contest
Fifth Grade students from Douglas County schools responded to the fourth annual contest titled "What Stories Can The Stones Tells?" The contest was organized and sponsored by the Douglas County Cemetery Association. Other contest sponsors include Alexandria VFW Post 936, REA's Operation...
November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
October 28, 2016
Nominations open for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Minnesotans will have the opportunity this fall to nominate an educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations are open now and remain open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a form on www.educationminnesota.org. The 2017 Teacher of the Year...
October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 14, 2016
Senior College announces winter session
Every day seems to present new and complicated challenges for decisions about our food, from genetically modified foods to organics, new food labels and disclosures about types of sugars. The Senior College winter session will feature a six-part course in January called "Food! Food!...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
October 12, 2016
Nelson named National Merit semifinalist
Zac Nelson, 17, of Alexandria was named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. He scored among the nation's top 1 percent...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am