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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 15, 2017
Ice can mean a tough break
As someone who works out almost daily and eats well, 39-year-old Joan Olson never expected to injure herself simply walking in a parking lot....
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
To the editor: We have "snow angels" hanging out at Bethel Manor on Ash Street, too. So far, three times this season, when I was shoveling my car out in our parking lot, someone appeared and assisted me to clear the snow away. For an elderly person that can be a really big job, so...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Snow Angels to the rescue
Small acts of kindness can inspire people to make a big difference in the lives of others. That's the philosophy behind the Snow Angels in Alexandria. The effort began about three years ago when a local man noticed that a few elderly people in Alexandria were being fined for not removing...
February 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
Weather watchers wanted
Clayton Lewis of Carlos may not be good at predicting the weather, he said, but he sure has a knack for collecting weather data. Lewis has been...
February 3, 2017 - 6:00am
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