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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 30, 2016
Cleaning up after Christmas storm
Christmas Day brought more than just presents under the tree — it brought a storm consisting of snow and ice as well as thunder and lightning,...
December 30, 2016 - 11:08am
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Slow down and use headlights
To the editor: "Tis the season to drive safely, Fa la la, la la la ..." Last week I was involved in a two-vehicle collision in which my car was rear-ended while I sat at the stoplight at Third and Broadway in Alexandria. I believe the young man who hit me incorrectly estimated his...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 8, 2016
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—December in Minnesota is usually a time for activities such as ice fishing and skiing. But this year's abnormally warm...
December 8, 2016 - 5:34pm
More snow, frigid temps on the way
After getting another blast of winter, more snow is in store for Douglas County, and then, "the Arctic hammer." A National Weather Service observer...
December 8, 2016 - 12:12pm
December 6, 2016
Winter weather blows into area; events canceled
Snow and strong winds are resulted in poor visibility Tuesday afternoon throughout the area. Snow fell into the night with strong winds continuing...
December 6, 2016 - 6:27pm
November 22, 2016
Fair warning, not so fair weather
There seemed to be plenty of warning for last week's blizzard, enough that people were prepared. At least that's what Douglas County Sheriff...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Update: Snowfall near 10 inches in Alexandria area
Nearly 10 inches of snow had fallen in the Alexandria area by midday Friday, Nov. 18, as a blizzard caused havoc with travel and events in west...
November 18, 2016 - 7:13pm
November 17, 2016
UPDATED: Storm still bearing down on Douglas County
It was only a matter of time before the beautiful weather would go away. The Alexandria area could get as much as 12 inches of snow and strong...
November 17, 2016 - 12:49pm
January 25, 2016
Snow piles up in Alexandria
A light but steady snowfall accumulated in Alexandria Monday morning into the afternoon hours. It made for slippery conditions throughout the...
January 25, 2016 - 2:08pm
January 22, 2016
YOU ASKED! What is city's policy for clearing sidewalks?
After a snowfall, property owners in Alexandria have an obligation to remove the snow from their sidewalks. But what happens if they are unable...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
The recent cold snap is a wintry delight for shutterbugs. One good thing about the brutally cold weather: It creates the perfect canvas to showcase...
January 13, 2016 - 4:43pm
December 18, 2015
Hopes answered for a white Christmas
Those dreaming of a white Christmas no longer have to imagine it. A significant snowfall of 2 to 5 inches piled up in Douglas County Tuesday...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
Minnewaska schools close early
Minnewaska public schools are closing early today, Wednesday, because of the snowy, icy weather. Buses will pick up elementary students at 1:15 p.m. and high school students at 1:30 p.m. West Central Area Schools closed at 11 a.m. today. The area remains under a winter weather advisory...
December 16, 2015 - 12:30pm
December 1, 2015
A blanket of white
The first noteworthy snowfall of the season hit the area late Monday, dumping between 5 and 8 inches of snow throughout Douglas County. The snow...
December 1, 2015 - 8:52am
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