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Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
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
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
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
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 17, 2016
Tell your story through nonprofit advocacy
Local nonprofits are teaming up to sponsor a nonprofit legislative advocacy training session on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, 1601 Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The workshop is free and open to the public. Susie Brown,...
Life / events
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Get certified as short-call substitute teacher
People who want to teach but don't have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute program. A four-year bachelor's degree is required to qualify. Resource Training and Solutions...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Egenes attends state 4-H counselor training
4-H youth attended a 4-H Camp Counselor training on April 2 at the Extension Regional Office near Morris. Megan Egenes of Alexandria and Chippewans...
Life / school
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Avenue, Parkers Prairie. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
LETTER: Rural Medical Scholars Program gives future doctors hands-on experience
To the editor: We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Alexandria who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Douglas Griffin has...
opinion / letters
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Smoke-free housing training offered for landlords, property owners
Smoke-free policies are preferred by 75 percent of potential renters in Minnesota. Having a smoke-free policy lowers cleaning and turnover costs and saves time and money. Live Smoke Free, the Public Health Law Center and Horizon Public Health will offer training on the benefits...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
COMMENTARY: Apprenticeship - Workforce training for today and tomorrow
By Commissioner Ken Peterson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Minnesota’s workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill...
opinion / commentaries
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
How to respond to a shooter
What is the best way of dealing with someone who starts firing a gun inside a school or a business? Nineteen people from law enforcement,...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Training prepares snowplow operators for winter
More than 100 snowplow operators recently participated in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The training session ran September 21 through...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 30, 2014
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience classes
The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, January 6. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of “heel, sit, stay, come” and more. The cost is $60 and the profits will...
December 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
September 18, 2013
A crash course in emergency response
The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream...
News / region
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
Messiah Lutheran Church launches Habitudes training
Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman sent youth minister Charis Bjorklund and recently retired WCA teacher Pat Hanson to Atlanta, Georgia, to be trained in Habitudes in June. Habitudes is a student leadership training experience for the next generation (Generation Y). As the materials...
Life / faith
September 17, 2013 - 1:25pm
July 26, 2013
Area nonprofits invited to apply for board leadership training
The Board Leadership Academy is accepting applications from nonprofits in west central Minnesota to participate in its 2013 training. Sponsors West Central Initiative, Bremer Bank and HBH Consultants will offer customized training to help nonprofit board and staff leaders work together...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Basic motorcycle training offered
The Alexandria Technical and Community College is again offering the Basic Rider Motorcycle course this summer at the college. The course is 14 1/2 hours in length and combines practice riding, classroom discussion and a pre-course homework assignment. The classroom discussion helps...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am