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Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 16, 2013
Thompson family celebrates dedication of home
Rick and Lori Thompson, whose home was the first of two homes built this year in partnership with Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity,...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Thrivent Financial and Habitat launch new program
A new program, Thrivent Builds Repairs, is helping low-income homeowners spruce up their homes and neighborhoods.
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Thriving on Thrivent: Company's contributions aid in area development
If it takes a village to raise a child, does it take a Fortune 500 company to nurture a community? It certainly helps. May 31 was proclaimed Thrivent Financial Day in Alexandria. Two dedications were performed for projects funded through charitable giving from the Lutheran based...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Habitat families to celebrate milestones
May has been a very busy month for Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC). It began with celebration - the dedication of the Braford...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Residents invited to join celebration of Thrivent's impact
The city of Alexandria has proclaimed Thursday, May 31, 2012, as Thrivent Financial Day in Alexandria. The recognition honors the impact the not-for-profit organization has made in the local community through charitable giving and volunteerism. In its proclamation, the city urges...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Bless the Build kicks off the build season and celebrates Thrivent's community commitment
On Thursday, May 3, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will kick off the beginning of their build season with a Bless the Build event at 820 Thomas Drive in Alexandria. The event, which begins at 4 pm, will celebrate the beginning of construction on the Eric Magnuson home...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
A.M. Best affirms Thrivent Financial for Lutherans A++ rating with stable outlook
A.M. Best has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans A++ (superior) rating as well as its stable outlook. The A++ rating is the highest of the ratings agency's 16 ratings categories. A.M. Best cited Thrivent Financial's strong capitalization and earnings, positive operating results,...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2010
This season, heed the financial ghosts of Christmas
"Bah Humbug!" This famous line from Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" sums up the way many of us react when its time to talk finances. Money may be the last thing you want to think about this season, but take a lesson from Scrooge and heed the financial Ghosts of Christmas past, present...
December 12, 2010 - 12:14pm
June 5, 2010
Darling, you need a financial makeover...
A recent Thrivent Financial/Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances showed that many couples would give their spouse or partner a financial makeover, if they could. Nearly two in five Americans (39 percent) with a spouse or partner said they most wanted to increase their beloved's earning...
June 5, 2010 - 8:03am
May 30, 2010
Poll finds financial stability is Americans' top goal
"Getting ahead" just isn't as sexy as "staying even," according to a recent Thrivent Financial/Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances. The poll found that three in five Americans (59 percent) named maintaining financial stability as their top financial goal. The desire for financial...
May 30, 2010 - 9:14am
May 8, 2010
Survey shows Americans struggling to find financial foothold
The stock market is up and the economy is on the mend, but Americans are still struggling to find a financial foothold, according to the Thrivent Financial/ Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances released this week. The results - which appear in the June 2010 issue of Kiplinger's Personal...
May 8, 2010 - 10:11am
December 18, 2009
Habitat for Humanity reaches milestone
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County was part of an international milestone celebrated December 4 in Minneapolis. A unique alliance between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, has resulted in...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Thrivent consultant to help build Habitat home in El Salvador
Jerry Hansen of Alexandria is traveling to El Salvador on October 16. He will help bild a community of homes side by side with families in need, thanks to a $125 million alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. Hansen, a Thrivent Financial...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
New Habitat home dedicated in Evansville
The newest Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity Home in the community was dedicated on September 24. The dedication was attended by a house...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am