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Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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April 16, 2011
Klobuchar: Enhanced cyber security vital to economic, national security
Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for improved cyber security measures in the United States to combat growing cyber threats and to safeguard critical technological infrastructure.
April 16, 2011 - 4:18pm
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