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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
on the street
October 8, 2010
Tentative special flood session set for Monday; tornado relief up in the air
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are on call to vote on flood-relief funding Monday, but it remains unclear whether communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak also can expect help. Even the flood action is tentative, depending on whether the federal government declares southern...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
'Wadena 2.0' readies for Design Team visit
A lot of talk about Wadena 2.0 has been going on these days, but not everybody knows what that looks like. Don Niles, chairman of the Wadena 2.0 steering committee, said that it is all about smart planning to rebuild the city. He emphasized the importance of the upcoming Minnesota...
September 30, 2010 - 1:04pm
September 21, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School gears up for demolition
WADENA, Minn. - Seventeen contractors from Minnesota and North Dakota converged at Wadena-Deer Creek High School Tuesday to learn about bidding on the demolition of the building. The high school was severely damaged by tornadoes that ripped through Wadena in June. Kraus-Anderson...
September 21, 2010 - 5:05pm
September 20, 2010
Wadena police investigate string of burglaries in tornado-damaged area
Wadena police are looking into several burglaries in storage sheds and homes in areas of Wadena that were hit by the June 17 tornado. More than a dozen incidents were detailed in police reports, ranging from late August to mid-September. They include the following reports: --Sometime...
September 20, 2010 - 3:33pm
September 17, 2010
Mobile home park resident concerned about tornado shelter
When severe weather threatens, Mark Hussong of Alexandria is more worried than most people. He, along with the 100 or so other residents at the Hustad Mobile Home Park on North McKay Avenue in Alexandria, have nowhere safe to go. That's what Hussong told the Alexandria City Council...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
Wadena holds off on rebuilding hockey arena
The Wadena City Council denied a motion on Tuesday, Aug. 31 for the Wadena Hockey Association to move forward with the immediate rebuilding of the hockey arena. Council member Kay Browne made the motion contingent on letting the city council review and approve the plans.
September 11, 2010 - 7:33am
September 5, 2010
Wadena tornado damage estimates top $14 million
The tornado that struck Wadena County caused damage to 562 taxable properties, causing an estimated $14,727,900 in damages. Of those 562 damaged properties, 105 sustained greater than 50 percent damage or loss. The value lost on those 105 properties is about $10,480,000. Properties...
September 5, 2010 - 9:03am
August 30, 2010
Franken tours Wadena tornado damage, vows D.C. help for city
"What I see here is an incredible spirit.
August 30, 2010 - 1:17pm
August 22, 2010
Deadline for businesses to apply for disaster loans is September 7
The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations located in Becker, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Otter Tail, Todd, Wadena and Wilkin counties of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damage caused by...
August 22, 2010 - 2:54pm
August 14, 2010
Goal raised for Wadena-Deer Creek school library drive; matching donation announced
WADENA, Minn. - The effort to replenish books at the Wadena-Deer Creek school library set a new goal Wednesday and received a boost toward reaching it. Loni Niles, Wadena-Deer Creek media specialist, said $8,875 of the $10,000 initial goal had been raised by Wednesday morning, with...
August 14, 2010 - 3:10pm
August 1, 2010
Comedy show featuring Alexandria native to benefit Wadena
A stand-up comedy show will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 to benefit Wadena with tornado relief funds. Thumper Pond will host three...
August 1, 2010 - 9:01am
July 30, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School Library asks for help in purchasing books
The upcoming school year presents plenty of challenges to the students and staff of Wadena-Deer Creek High School. In the aftermath of the tornado...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Was it a tornado?
People can call last Thursday's storm whatever they like, but the Bosek family from Garfield tends to believe it was, in fact, a tornado. Julie...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
'It was a weird, weird storm'
Another summer thunderstorm ripped through the Douglas County area last Thursday. This one caused torrential rainfall and moderate winds, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. "It was a weird, weird storm," said Tom Egan, Douglas County communications supervisor. Egan...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Miltona celebrates a comeback
Tornado Days stirred up all kinds of fun in Miltona over the weekend, even under stormy weather warnings. A parade down Miltona's Main Street...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am