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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Lou B. Geris
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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December 21, 2016
EDITORIAL: Be a tourist in your community
It's easy to take for granted the recreation and tourism opportunities in our own backyard. If you have visitors coming in from out of town for the holidays or you have some free time on your own, you can still be a tourist in your home community. Andes Tower Hills is one example....
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
June 1, 2016
Help for ski hill?
On May 22, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation authorizing appropriations from the Minnesota environment and natural resources trust fund. Tucked inside it is a $400,000 matching grant for Douglas County that could allow Andes Tower Hills to be converted into a regional park as...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
Andes Tower Hills open in May for first time
Andes Tower Hills Ski/Snowboard and Cross Country Ski Area, located near Alexandria, opened the hills to the public for the last time this snow...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Another ski season comes to an end
An Andes Tower Hills employee made sure Jay Lindvall of Chokio and Jeff Anderson of Kensington were loaded up on a chairlift properly on April...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
Andes Tower Hills holds Spring Fling
With cold weather but great snow conditions, Andes Tower Hills in rural Kensington held its annual Spring Fling on March 16 and 17. There were...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 21, 2013
Ski or snowshoe on candle-lit trails February 23
Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will host a candlelight event on Saturday, February 23. Attendees may ski or snowshoe on trails illuminated by candles or luminaries and warm up around a fire or enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by event sponsors Bike and Fitness Company...
February 21, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 15, 2013
Alpine skiing: Schneider 18th at state meet
Alexandria freshman Jack Schneider cemented his place as one of the top Alpine skiers on the Minnesota high school scene by placing 18th at the state meet on Wednesday. Schneider finished with a strong second run of 39.43 seconds. That came after he finished in 40.37 on his first...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Nordic skiing: Alex sixth, seventh at section meet
For the first time in several years, the Cardinal Nordic ski teams will not be sending a representative to the state meet. The Alexandria girls...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Free winter activities offered in area parks
Community Education is offering the following free classes this winter in area parks. CROSS COUNTRY SKI OUTING Runestone Park in Kensington will offer cross country skiing. Bring equipment or contact the Bike and Fitness Company in Alexandria to borrow equipment (free rentals will...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
Ski or snowshoe on candle-lit trails January 19
Lake Carlos State Park will offer candle-lit ski and snowshoe trails on Saturday, January 19. This event provides an opportunity to ski or snowshoe on trails illuminated by the glow of candles or luminaries. Visitors can warm up around a fire or enjoy snacks and refreshments. There...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Candlelight winter activities planned
Two candlelight ski, snowshoe and hiking events are scheduled to take place at Lake Carlos State Park this winter, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The events are planned for Saturdays, January 19 and February 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. The family-friendly events...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 8, 2012
State parks offer candlelight activities
Thirty-two candlelight ski, snowshoe and hiking events are scheduled to take place at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, including Lake Carlos State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The family-friendly events are typically held on candlelit...
December 8, 2012 - 12:34pm
December 5, 2012
Alexandria Alpine ski preview
Matthew Brunkow, who is in his second year as the head coach of the Lakes Area Alpine ski team (Alexandria, Chokio-Alberta, Fergus Falls, Herman-Norcross, West Central Area and Wheaton), is hoping his squad can add to last season's success. Brunkow's team finished fourth in a field...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Alexandria Nordic ski preview
Alexandria's lone state entrant from the 2011-2012 season is back once again for the Cardinal Nordic ski team as junior Julia Sieling returns. Sieling, along with senior Melissa Gromatka and junior Pat Flynn, earned Central Lakes All-Conference honors Mlast year, while returning...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Alex Nordic Skiing: Sieling takes in second straight trip to state
Sophomore Julia Sieling finished 105th as she represented Alexandria at the state Nordic ski meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik last Thursday. Sieling finished in a total time of 41:45.9 in her second straight trip to the state meet. She skied the freestyle course in 19:35 before finishing...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am