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AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
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
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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March 27, 2011
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension electronic charging projects earns award
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) web-based application which allows criminal complaints, DWI records, citations and incident reports to be processed and signed electronically has won an international award. The International...
March 27, 2011 - 1:30pm
Survey: Nearly half of companies plan to increase use of tablet computers
With the business world being reshaped by mobile technologies, companies are moving to embrace the highly portable, Internet-linked tablet computer. Nearly half (49 percent) of CIOs in a recent survey said their companies will increase the use of tablets in the next two years. The...
February 27, 2011 - 10:23am
February 26, 2011
Franken seeks legislation that Invests in STEM education
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced plans this week to introduce legislation that would invest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Franken made the announcement at the University of Minnesota during a roundtable discussion with key education and...
February 26, 2011 - 9:45am
February 13, 2011
Klobuchar announces $744,000 for health information technology in Minnesota
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently announced that the Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH) in Minnesota has been awarded $744,000 to help critical access hospitals and rural hospitals adopt and become meaningful users of certified health...
February 13, 2011 - 4:36pm
February 5, 2011
Bipartisan bill would spur innovation, competitiveness, say authors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that they say would help revitalize America's innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would cut red tape to help businesses utilize...
February 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
State seeks 'champions of assistive technology'
The STAR Program and the Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellence in Assistive Technology awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations as champions of assistive technology (AT) for removing barriers to independence...
February 5, 2011 - 10:32am
January 21, 2011
Scientific breakthroughs - Franken 'jazzed' by Douglas Machine's high-tech advances
For the second time in a week, a U.S. senator visited Alexandria to glean information about creating jobs and technological opportunities. On...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 7, 2010
Grant will help manufacturing companies grow, plan for future
Enterprise Minnesota will use the proceeds of a $515,000 national grant to help Minnesota-based manufacturers develop and implement innovative strategies that lead to growth. The grant, Pathways to Business Growth, is one of 22 awarded nationwide from a $9.1 million program funded...
November 7, 2010 - 12:03pm
October 29, 2010
An inside look at manufacturing
The world of manufacturing isn't what it used to be. Much of the manufacturing world has changed from manual to automation. "Manufacturing...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
Bethany installs laptops on patient medication carts
As part of Bethany Community's commitment to using technology in caring for seniors, laptop stations were recently installed on each medication...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 23, 2010
Cyberbullying forum focuses on protecting kids on the Internet
MINNEAPOLIS - In the wake of high-profile incidents across the country involving cyberbullying and cyberstalking, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar convened a public forum at Augsburg College to gather the views of Minnesotans on "Protecting Children and Youth in an Online World." According...
October 23, 2010 - 2:01pm
October 22, 2010
Donnelly invests in technology
Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Company in Alexandria recently purchased two vertical carousel storage units, the latest in a string of technology investments the short-run molder has made to increase efficiency and hold down costs. The two Hänel Rotomat System units, acquired shortly...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 19, 2010
Health information sent to new mothers via free text messages
Across the country, pregnant women and new moms are signing up for free text messages from text4baby - a new free mobile information service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby's first year. The Minnesota Departments of...
September 19, 2010 - 11:37am
September 12, 2010
Survey shows increased business confidence among IT executives
Chief information officers (CIOs) expect a modest increase in hiring in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report (http://rht.mediaroom.com/ITHiringIndex). Nine percent of chief information officers (CIOs) plan to add information...
September 12, 2010 - 2:55pm
September 5, 2010
High-speed Internet service needed for rural Minnesota
Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that needed just two...
September 5, 2010 - 10:10am