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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
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