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City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Troops still need support
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
PrimeWest reports possible security breach
Semipro football team readies for first season in Alexandria with release of schedule
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Proposed Minn. bills target higher penalties for highway protests
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
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
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
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
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
October 8, 2016
Lost hiker found safe in Voyageurs National Park
A 33-year-old Eden Prairie, Minn., man was located in good health following a several-hour ordeal after getting lost on hiking trails near the Ash River Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park on Thursday.Robert Deutsch called 911 as dusk approached. He had started the hike at 3:30...
October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 7, 2016
UPDATED: 7-year-old Minnesota boy struck, killed while waiting for bus
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Thief River Falls School officials are trying to determine how to comfort students and staff as state troopers investigate...
October 7, 2016 - 9:01am
October 6, 2016
FBI says Minnesota mall attack was premeditated
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall last month that wounded 10 was premeditated and the attacker, who was fatally...
October 6, 2016 - 2:32pm