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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
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
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
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
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)
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
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
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 8, 2016
LETTER: Area schools recognized for excellence
To the editor: Hearty congratulations to Carlos Elementary and Miltona Science Magnet School for receiving the “School of Excellence” Award. They are two of only six schools in the state of Minnesota to receive this prestigious award. It is given by the Minnesota Department of...
opinion / letters
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
IN THE KNOW: An A-Team amazing school year
It’s hard to believe that we are already looking toward the closure of our academic year. I want to take the opportunity to thank the staff of Alexandria Public Schools for all their hard work. I appreciate their commitment and connection to students and the amazing work they do...
opinion / columns
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Some schools in county to end year earlier than expected
Students in some Douglas County schools can thank the mild winter for allowing them to end the school year a bit earlier than expected. Changes were made because the schools did not use the closing days for inclement weather that were built into the calendar. At its meeting Monday...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
December 1, 2015
Snow delays schools in area
Several schools in the Douglas County area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the snowy road conditions. Schools with a two-hour late start include Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska and Osakis. As of 6 a.m., about 35 schools in the state were delayed because...
December 1, 2015 - 6:01am
November 20, 2015
New staff positions added to Alexandria Public Schools
The Alexandria Public Schools board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 16 at the district office. Following is a recap of that meeting: STAFFING The board approved the following new staff positions for 2015-16: a full time grade 9 boys basketball booster coach; assistant...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
LETTER: McNamar understands needs of schools
To the editor: I’m so excited that Jay McNamar has decided to run for Minnesota State House. Having been a teacher for almost four decades, he understands very well how the schools in this state need our support to be able to teach the skills that will be necessary in the coming...
opinion / letters
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2014
Snow delays school starts in area Tuesday
Several schools in the area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of snow. The districts include Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon-Evansville and Minnewaska. Douglas County is included in a hazardous weather outlook. Brisk northwest winds are causing areas of some blowing...
November 11, 2014 - 5:53am
September 9, 2014
Graduates - Scholarships - Accomplishments
GRADUATES: The following students graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo in summer 2014. Alexandria: Jessa Huber, Bachelor of Science (BS), psychology. Brandon: Thomas Anderson, BS, agricultural economics; Chelsey Pizel, BS, agribusiness, honors. Garfield: Crystal...
Life / school
September 9, 2014 - 1:13pm
January 27, 2014
UPDATE 9:25 p.m. Extreme cold closes schools Tuesday
Several schools in the Douglas County area will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, because of the extreme cold weather. Schools that are closed Tuesday include Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska and Osakis. Parkers Prairie and West Central Area schools will be running two hours...
January 27, 2014 - 6:42pm
January 26, 2014
UPDATE 7 a.m. Bad weather closes, delays schools in area Monday
Hundreds of schools across Minnesota have announced they will be closed Monday because of the bad weather. In the Douglas County area, Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area schools are closed. Alexandria Technical and Communtiy...
January 26, 2014 - 4:08pm
January 22, 2014
UPDATE 11:40 a.m. Schools close early because of bad weather
Schools in the area are closing early today, Wednesday, because of the bad weather. Alexandria and Brandon-Evansville schools will close two hours early. Osakis and Parkers Prairie will close at 1 p.m. In addition, Minnewaska elementary will close at 11:30 a.m. and the high school...
January 22, 2014 - 11:16am
January 16, 2014
UPDATE 9 a.m. Schools in area closed today, including ATCC
School districts in the area are closed today, Thursday, because of the weather. The following schools are closed: Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area. Also, Alexandria Technical and Community College is closed today. Senior...
January 16, 2014 - 5:36am
August 30, 2013
Disappointed that school succumbed to political correctness
To the editor: I am disappointed to see our local MNSCU college, ATCC, succumb to political correctness and open a safe zone for homosexual and transgendered students. Are other groups receiving similar opportunities? God's word in Romans 1:26-27 informs us that homosexuality is a...
opinion / letters
August 30, 2013 - 12:03pm
June 28, 2013
Education commissioner tours Woodland Elementary School gardens
With summer education programs in full swing, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius stopped by Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
It's a merge - Brandon and Evansville consolidation begins July 1
The majority of voters expressed support this week for the consolidation of the Brandon and Evansville school districts.
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am