Skip to main content
High Fire Danger Today
While farmers age, ag teachers decrease
Frog and toad volunteers sought in Minnesota
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Staloch named Osakis girls basketball MVP
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Funeral -James Waage, 56
Funeral - Thomas DeBettignies, 89
Funeral - Mary Lou Olson, 62
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
October 6, 2010
House 11A, 10A candidates to discuss issues on Pioneer Public Television
Pioneer Public Television, in cooperation with the Willmar area League of Women Voters, will air Meet the Candidate forums on Thursday, October 7, featuring Minnesota State House candidates from District 11A and 10A. District 11A Independence candidate Dave Holman, Morris; Republican...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Commentary - Protecting sources means protecting the public
By Kevin Z. Smith, president, Society of Professional Journalists, Indianapolis, IN During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making...
commentaries / opinion
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
New volunteers added to driver program
Craig Smith and Nancy Neterval are the latest volunteers to be added to the AARP Driver Safety Program in the Alexandria area. Both their backgrounds make them a good fit for teaching the AARP Drivers Safety Program, according to AARP leaders. Smith is a retired Alexandria Technical...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Smith files to run against Westrom
Bennett Smith has filed as a DFL (Democratic/ Farm/Labor) candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 11A. The seat is currently held by Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake. Smith is seeking endorsement at the District 11 convention to be held on June 10 in Alexandria. Smith...
news / state
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Letter - Time to preach the truth
To the editor: Friday, January 30, was the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which sealed the doom of many unborn children; at last count, over 50,000,000 in the United States alone. Christian, did you hear a pro-life sermon on Sunday? Did your pastor acknowledge the...
letters / opinion
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Her brother's keeper
Viola Smith's hero will never save the world. All he has to do is smile, give her a hug or sing a song - and she is totally inspired. "I love...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
WSN acquires firm, opens offices in Rochester and Red Wing
Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) and QED Engineering, Inc. (QED) announce the merger of their firms. The two firms joined together in providing expanded municipal/civil engineering and surveying services to a growing client base in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. With this...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Letter - A tireless supporter of life
To the editor: I would like to thank Jim Korkowski for his letter concerning Christians voting for President Obama. Jim has been a tireless supporter of life for unborn children. He understands that life is infinitely more important than money or material possessions. I, too, am...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Commentary - Crestview deserves support
By Savannah Smith, Evansville, MN (now attending college in Ely, MN) I've called Evansville home for nearly my whole life and I've worked at Crestview for the past two years. I was appalled to find the exact financial deficit of the facility. $5.5 million is a large sum of money,...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Lorraine C. Morton
Lorraine C. Morton, age 69 of Fort Smith, Ark., died on Saturday, Oct. 11 in her home. She worked as a sectretary at various jobs as well as a farmer. She was a member of 9th Street Church of Christ. Memorial services were held on Monday Oct. 13 at 9th Street Church of Christ. She...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
Roger D. Smith-DeLong, age 51, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the Golden Living Center on Otter Tail Lake. He was born on Oct. 17, 1956 in Grand Rapids, the son of Donald and Hazel (Peters) Smith. He attended grade school in Donnelly, and high school...
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am