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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
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
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
on the street
August 19, 2016
How to pass your lake cabin to the next generation
The average age of Minnesota resident seasonal property owners is 62 years. Eighty-six percent of Minnesota seasonal property owners indicated that they would not sell their property in the next three years. In fact, 30 percent of the 86 percent said that they would pass or have passed...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
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