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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
hires and promotions
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September 22, 2017
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
Alexandria-based Tastefully Simple laid off 14 workers Aug. 28, it confirmed Wednesday. It also is seeking investors and plans to lease space...
September 22, 2017 - 9:20am
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
The Alexandria City Council approved a request from Turning Leaf, LLC to allow a one-time split of its Tastefully Simple property north of County Road 90/Latoka Drive, just east of County Road 45. This will create three conveyable parcels totaling about 44 acres. The goal is to add...
May 22, 2017 - 10:23pm
November 9, 2016
Tastefully Simple cuts 39 jobs
Alexandria-based Tastefully Simple is cutting 39 jobs at its headquarters. The company, which markets food and food-related items and gifts...
November 9, 2016 - 11:50am
April 15, 2016
Turn your dreams into reality
Jill Blashack Strahan has a dream to help others realize their own dreams. On Thursday, April 28, she will hold a Dream Workshop where she will share her story, inspire others to dream about what they really want out of life, and show them how to create that reality. The workshop...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Tastefully Simple men take 'Movember' Challenge
Sixteen men from Tastefully Simple in Alexandria took part in the Movember challenge during November.
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
May 1, 2015
Tastefully Simple earns Governor’s Safety Award
The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Tastefully Simple for superior performance in workplace safety and health. Tastefully Simple was recognized at the Outstanding Achievement Award level for a continuing outstanding safety record. This is the second...
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am
July 11, 2014
Tastefully Simple lays off 66 employees
Company announces restructure designed to drive long-term growth
July 11, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
On the Street - Tastefully Simple
Charleen Pietrowski, a local Tastefully Simple consultant, was recently honored at "Party Palooza," the company's national conference held in Minneapolis. Pietrowski was recognized for success and leadership as an independent business owner. Pietrowski accepted the "$1/4 Million Milestone...
August 30, 2013 - 9:26am
November 16, 2012
Twinkle, twinkle little streetlight
Starlight, star bright, where's that star I saw last night? Residents in Douglas County have noticed something missing - stars in the nighttime...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Tastefully Simple partnership with Habitat builds more than homes
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) is partnering with Tastefully Simple as a sponsor for the affiliate's upcoming Women Build, which...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Tastefully Simple accepting requests for charitable donations
Know a non-profit organization in need of a helping hand?
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Best-selling author, speaker Chester Elton in Alexandria in October
Best-selling author and motivation expert Chester Elton will be the featured speaker at Impact Alexandria 2010. The event will be held Wednesday, October 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria. Impact Alexandria was created in 2003 by Tastefully Simple...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Trapped in a bubble
Tastefully Simple's community service program, Kids in the Community, sponsored a garage sale on Saturday, August 7 at the Knights of Columbus...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Garage sale will help conservation efforts
Tastefully Simple's community service program, Kids in the Community, is sponsoring a garage sale on Saturday, August 7 with all proceeds going to support West Min Resources Conservation and Development (RC&D) and the conservation of natural resources. Toys, clothing for kids, children's...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Tastefully Simple ranks among best in nation for employee satisfication
For six years running, Tastefully Simple has been ranked in the top 5 percent of companies nationwide in employee satisfaction. The direct sales company, featuring easy-to-prepare foods and gifts, currently has more than 350 employees. "We're proud and honored to receive this distinction,"...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am