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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
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
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 30, 2016
Earning their turkey
Nearly 120 racers earned their right to eat some extra turkey or maybe an extra slice of pie for participating in the Alexandria Area YMCA's...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
Give thanks with a giving heart
Here's what I love about Thanksgiving. There's the food, of course, but that's just the beginning. People intentionally set aside time to be with their families. Volunteers go out into the community to feed the hungry and bring cheer to the less fortunate. And it provides an intentional...
November 25, 2016 - 10:00am
Be thankful for life everlasting
By Greg Odell, retired pastor Former Gov. Pat Neff of Texas spoke to an assembly of convicts in a penitentiary of that state. He finished his speech by stating that he would remain to listen if any man wanted to speak with him. He further announced that what he heard would be held...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
LETTER: Why skip the turkey?
To the editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
Cheap gas, more travel for Thanksgiving
DULUTH, Minn. — Fueled by the cheapest November gas prices in years, Americans are expected to travel more for Thanksgiving this year than...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
November 18, 2016
Chef Jess: Potato casseroles can be made ahead to save oven space
Sweet potato casserole is a food found on many holiday tables. The brightly colored marshmallow-topped dish is always a big hit, which isn't...
November 18, 2016 - 9:00am
November 27, 2015
Freshen up your Thanksgiving leftovers
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Who says the feasting needs to end after Thanksgiving? I have a few ideas for you on how you can...
November 27, 2015 - 6:00am
November 25, 2015
Prepping a Thanksgiving feast
A hard-working crew of about 150 volunteers are preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast at St. Mary’s in Alexandria. On Tuesday night, they deboned...
November 25, 2015 - 11:46am
November 21, 2015
How safe is your Thanksgiving turkey?
On Thanksgiving, many of us will take on the challenge of cooking 12-20 plus pounds of poultry. The basics of roasting a turkey at 325°F...
November 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
November 20, 2015
Thanksgiving dinner offered to Alexandria area
Community members are invited to attend a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St.
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 27, 2013
Think your Thanksgiving prep work is hectic? Step into the shoes of the volunteers at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. They...
November 27, 2013 - 2:32pm
November 26, 2013
It doesn’t matter if you’re alone this Thanksgiving or if you’re having turkey with the whole extended family: giving thanks is downright therapeutic. A whole body of research backs up the fact that practicing gratitude – deliberately focusing on what is good in life and...
November 26, 2013 - 9:10am
November 22, 2012
Experience Works helps food shelves, homeless on Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, more than 50 participants across Minnesota participating in the Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), are processing and shelving food donations, keeping track of inventory, filling emergency food box orders, and helping to cook and...
November 22, 2012 - 9:16am
Thanksgiving poses potential problems for pets
MINNEAPOLIS - BluePearl Veterinary Partners urges people to practice caution over the Thanksgiving holiday as many of the items prepared for humans to feast on, may pose serious problems to their furry and feathered friends. During the holidays, BluePearl sees a significant uptick...
November 22, 2012 - 8:00am
Department of Commerce reminds Thanksgiving cooks - fry that turkey with caution!
The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges family chefs to use caution when frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. Each holiday season, fire related insurance claims skyrocket. As one might expect, grease and oil fires from turkey fryers play a large role in creating this spike. In fact,...
November 22, 2012 - 7:03am