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Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Girls basketball: Knights finish off LPGE with late run
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
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A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
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Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Roger E. Cole
Bryan John Appelget
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Commentary - Support our troops
By Vicki Dahl, Alexandria, MN As the war continues, it is easy to forget about our troops deployed overseas unless you personally know someone who is there. We see the yellow ribbon magnets on cars around town: “Support Our Troops.” In fact, many of us have them. But how do...
February 21, 2014 - 10:19am
November 20, 2012
Productive Alternatives collects treats for troops
Productive Alternatives consumers and staff collected items for the Treats for Troops and some of them are pictured proudly displaying them at...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Lieutenant governor ready to jump for troops
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is going above and beyond: above her Capitol office and beyond what others in her job have done. Prettner Solon announced today that she will skydive with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team on Tuesday to show support for...
September 20, 2012 - 10:41am
Military Date Night event to be held
Douglas County Yellow Ribbon Network is sponsoring Military Service Members Date Night on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A list of discounts at Alexandria area restaurants and entertainment events is available.
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Welcome home for Alexandria area troops
Alexandria area soliders from the "Red Bull" unit who were serving overseas came home yesterday to a celebration. The troops were escorted off...
April 23, 2012 - 7:32am
February 26, 2012
Tax tips for those serving in the military
Are you or a loved one serving in the military? If so, you may be aware that there are many tax laws generally designed to make it easier to meet your tax obligations while serving your country. The Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) provides an introduction to some key tax regulations...
February 26, 2012 - 12:07pm
February 25, 2012
'Red Bull' troops to enjoy virtual dinner with their families today
Active duty members of the Minnesota National Guard in Kuwait will get a taste of home today, Saturday, through a virtual dinner with their families even though they are thousands of miles apart. A team of 50 Minnesota volunteers will travel to military bases in Kuwait with thousands...
February 25, 2012 - 6:37am
February 17, 2012
Red Bull troops take polar plunge in Kuwait
Editor's note: The following story was written by Staff Sergeant Lynette Hoke through the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System and e-mailed...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
November 11, 2011
Music video salute to soldiers, taped in Alexandria, hits YouTube
A Barrett woman's music video tribute to soldiers, including those from the Alexandria area, is now on YouTube. Ciara Drexler wrote a song and...
November 11, 2011 - 11:10am
May 30, 2011
Americans coming together on Memorial Day
This spring, communities across the state are holding deployment ceremonies. The Minnesota National Guard is mobilizing 2,400 troops for a one-year deployment to support Operation New Dawn (Iraq). May they all come home safely. On this Memorial Day, we continue to be engaged...
May 30, 2011 - 6:00am
November 27, 2010
Christmas Care Boxes help soldiers overseas
Tis the season! And this is a national call to all Americans to show their love and support this holiday season for deployed troops. An effort is underway to ship Christmas Care Boxes to soldiers overseas. SupportOurTroops.Org is leading the effort on behalf of the 60-plus troop...
November 27, 2010 - 2:43pm
September 3, 2010
Luncheon, auction to support local troops
A "Support Our Troops" luncheon and silent auction will take place in Alexandria on Saturday, September 11 at Fat Daddy's Bar and Grill, 115 30th Avenue East. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 87 and members of the community, the event will support the local National Guard Unit,...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Governor Pawlenty visits troops in Iraq
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in Iraq visiting American troops, after touring Walter Reed Army Hospital before he left the United States. In his fifth trip to Iraq, Pawlenty said via telephone this afternoon that conditions are improving in the war-torn country. He attributed...
July 21, 2010 - 2:54pm
April 9, 2010
Welcome home, soldiers: Charlie Battery troops, including two from Alexandria area, return from Kuwait
It was a homecoming to remember. After nearly a year of communicating with his wife and loved ones only through letters, phone calls and e-mails,...
April 9, 2010 - 12:05am
March 23, 2010
Guard members from Charlie Battery are coming home
The time that Morris-area National Guard soldiers have been away seems to have flown by. That is, for everyone but the troops and their anxious...
March 23, 2010 - 11:33am