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No prom photo required, says Osakis superintendent
Man rescued from burning car in Stearns County
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Feb. 20
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
USA Cycling investigating Erickson claims, report says
Boys Hockey: Alex advances to semis with 13-0 shutout over Wadena-Deer Creek
State hockey preview: Cards embrace challenge of facing defending state champ
Boys basketball: Tigers shoot 50 percent to down WCA
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21
Girls basketball: Panthers drop first LEC game to Underwood
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Dorene R. Ost
Marcella Martha Brendle
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 15, 2017
Trooper of the Year a calm watchdog for safety
The Minnesota State Patrol Trooper of the Year for 2016 is Sgt. Rick Schueler. Schueler received the top award Thursday in a ceremony that civilians,...
February 15, 2017 - 4:20pm
February 10, 2017
Dayton calls for more education funding
Several schools in the area would receive additional funding under an education plan Gov. Mark Dayton released Wednesday. The goal of Dayton's...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
January 27, 2017
Backer rushed to governor's aid
ST. PAUL — When Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech on Jan. 23, Rep. Jeff Backer was among the first to act....
January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
January 5, 2017
Absolute zero: Minnesota winters rated worst in the U.S.
Minnesota's infamous winters are the absolute worst, the most miserable of anywhere in the U.S, according to the website thrillist.com. The...
January 5, 2017 - 9:32am
January 3, 2017
Court says Minnesota sex offender law OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota may continue to put some of the worst sex offenders in prison-like facilities after they complete their sentences, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, Jan. 3.The decision reverses a Minnesota-based federal judge's 2015 ruling that the practice was unconstitutional...
January 3, 2017 - 5:26pm
December 23, 2016
Anderson added to 3 legislative committees
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, has accepted positions on three additional House committees, following his recent appointment...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
Making his move
From his Washington, D.C., office a year and a half ago, Washington Post data reporter Christopher Ingraham managed to anger many Minnesotans...
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
November 11, 2016
Crackdown uncovers illegal sports betting pool
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A regulatory crackdown across Minnesota uncovered an illegal sports betting pool in Austin and two other alcohol-related fines in Marshall. The state’s Department of Public Safety said that its Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and the...
November 11, 2016 - 9:48am
November 8, 2016
Minnesotans favoring citizen panel for legislator pay
ST. PAUL—Very early election returns showed Minnesotans favoring establishing a 16-member independent panel to determine state legislator...
November 8, 2016 - 10:32pm
October 17, 2016
Fergus man paddles 26 miles in pumpkin to set record
OSLO, Minn. — It took more than 13 hours, but Rick Swenson finished his Great Pumpkin quest. Swenson, 35, of Fergus Falls, paddled a 1,086-pound...
October 17, 2016 - 5:22pm
October 12, 2016
Douglas County 4-H'ers compete at State Horse and Dog shows
Fall is a busy time for Douglas County 4-H'ers as they complete the 4-H year competing at state events. Horse show The 4-H State Horse Show...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
October 10, 2016
2 killed in copter crash are identified
LINO LAKES, Minn. -- The man and woman killed last week in a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes have been positively identified as Matthew Hayes, 48, and Deborah Smith, 47.The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the identities Monday afternoon. Both died of injuries from the...
October 10, 2016 - 10:13pm
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm