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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
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
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
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
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
January 29, 2016
Photo of the Week: Taking a break
Courtney Lock (left) of Barrett and Hannah Frisch of Elbow Lake take a break from snowboarding at Andes Tower Hills in Kensington to lounge in...
January 29, 2016 - 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
November 23, 2012
Premier showing of 'Anthropology' set for November 29
Action Sports Ministries is hosting a movie premiere for the snowboard documentary Anthropology, created by Nations Foundation. It will take place Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. It is free and open to all ages. Pro snowboarders Nick Visconti...
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Jumps, jams, wipeouts and wildcats - Faction Challenge winners announced
In the midst of a pre-spring thaw, snowboarders held onto what may have been the last snowboarding event of the season during the 9th annual...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Snowboarders to jam at Andes Saturday
The Faction Board Shop in Alexandria will present its ninth annual "Faction Challenge" at Andes Tower Hills this Saturday, March 10. The event is an all-day "jam session" for snowboarders, featuring a new set-up using the entire Serendipity Run at Andes. It will include jumps from...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Carlson shoots for Nationals
Alexandria snowboarder Cody Carlson has positioned himself to make a run at nationals after putting together two days of solid runs at a qualifying...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Snowboard contest heats up at Andes this Saturday
The Faction Boardshop in Alexandria is hosting the 7th annual Faction Challenge Snowboard Contest this weekend. The competition is set to take...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Body recovered near Vail was Grand Marais snowboarder missing for week
The worst fears have come true for family and friends of missing snowboarder Jasper "Jazz"' McGrath, as Eagle County, Colo., authorities confirmed Thursday afternoon they were recovering a body off the mountain at Blue Sky Basin ski area near Vail. McGrath, 19, of Grand Marais, Minn.,...
January 15, 2010 - 11:46am
January 14, 2010
Northern Minnesota snowboarder missing in Colorado
Family members of Jasper "Jaz" McGrath of Grand Marais flew to Colorado this week to help look for the 19-year-old snowboarder who has been missing for more than a week. McGrath, who left Grand Marais in November to snowboard in Vail while staying with his brother, Joe, left his...
January 14, 2010 - 12:43pm
March 13, 2009
Snowboard movie premier at the Barn in Alexandria
On Saturday, March 14, the Nations Foundation will show the premier of its new snowboard movie "One Year" at 7 p.m. at the Barn next to the Holiday Inn. The film portrays the positive side of snowboarding with life changing stories. Some of the pro snowboarders in the film include...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Snowboarders face weather, competitors at Faction Challenge
More than 70 competitors from across Minnesota competed in the 6th annual Faction Challenge at Andes Tower Hills last Saturday, despite the frigid...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Faction to present 6th annual snowboard contest
The Faction Boardshop in Alexandria is hosting its 6th annual snowboard contest. The Faction Challenge Jump and Rail Jam Snowboard Contest will...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Catching big air
A local snowboarder tweaked a "tailgrab," grabbing onto the tip of his board, while launching off a jump, or "kicker," at a "Big Air" competition...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am