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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 22, 2017
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
ST. PAUL—There is no debate about a need to infuse money into Minnesota transportation projects, but plenty of division among the major...
23 hours 43 min ago
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
January 11, 2017
Leaders of small cities press Legislature for action
Residents in rural Minnesota are feeling ignored by the Legislature and want action this session, according to a group of city leaders.
January 11, 2017 - 6:00am
January 4, 2017
I-94 corridor promotes electric cars
Imagine zipping down the road in your new electric car but with one nagging question: Is there a charging station nearby? Soon you won't have...
January 4, 2017 - 6:00am
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
October 5, 2016
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
Minnesota drivers are slightly more likely to hit a deer on state roadways this year compared to last year, and Wisconsin drivers face about...
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Talks renew hope of special legislative session
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, legislative...
September 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
May 27, 2016
LETTER: Transportation and infrastructure left to deteriorate
To the editor: With a $900 million surplus and two years of promises to take care of a core government responsibility of repairing roads and bridges, the Legislature once again failed to reach agreement on a compromise plan to fund transportation. This leaves Minnesotans with deteriorating...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: It's time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Transportation funding undecided
Minnesota’s railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state’s four largest railroads...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Lawmakers consider putting transportation funding before voters
By Briana Bierschbach, MinnPost.com One thing all sides seem to agree on is Minnesota’s transportation system needs more funding. Sen. Scott Dibble, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Transportation Finance Committee, in June proposed a constitutional amendment asking voters...
January 26, 2016 - 8:45am
December 20, 2015
State wants your ideas on transportation
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
November 11, 2015
Public input needed for statewide bicycle system plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is seeking public comment on the statewide bicycle system plan. A draft of the plan is online for review at www.mndot.gov/bike/system-plan. Interested persons may email comments on the plan to bikeplan.DOT@state.mn.us through Monday,...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Traffic switch, detour to begin soon on Highway 29 South
Motorists on Highway 29 near Alexandria will encounter a northbound traffic switch and southbound detour beginning as soon as Monday, November...
November 4, 2015 - 9:01am
February 28, 2014
More than 300 townships urge legislators to make transportation a priority
From Aastad to Zumbrota, at least 314 Minnesota townships from all across the state recently passed resolutions urging lawmakers to make transportation a top funding priority this legislative session. Ten townships in Douglas County supported transportation resolutions, including...
February 28, 2014 - 12:00am