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Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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December 8, 2017
Super-sized load moves through Alexandria (w/video)
An oversized load carrying a large boiler moved slowly through downtown Alexandria Friday morning. A semi equipped with 20 axels and a flatbed...
December 8, 2017 - 12:06pm
June 26, 2012
Truck-related fatalities drop in Minnesota
Truck-related fatalities dropped to their lowest numbers in a decade, according to the recently released Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Over the past ten years, truck-related crashes, injuries and fatalities have trended...
June 26, 2012 - 10:38am
April 14, 2012
Trucking association joins fight against human trafficking
The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) has joined the fight to stop human trafficking by partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). The MTA Board of Directors voted unanimously at its March meeting to support this effort. "Because MTA members travel areas where...
April 14, 2012 - 8:23am
March 30, 2012
UPDATE FRIDAY: Spring truck weight restrictions end April 3 for south, central frost zones
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways in Minnesota's south and central frost zones will end April 3. Update: Douglas County plans to leave their roads posted for at least an additional week and probably two, depending on conditions, according to Dave Robley, Douglas...
March 30, 2012 - 10:00am
March 6, 2012
Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 9 for central frost zone
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin Friday, March 9 for Minnesota's central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Winter load increases and overweight permits remain in place for the state's north-central and north...
March 6, 2012 - 10:39am
March 5, 2012
Truck weight restrictions begin in some areas today
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin March 5 for Minnesota's southeast and Twin Cities Metro area frost zones, and March 6 for the south frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDOT).
March 5, 2012 - 7:22am
April 28, 2011
MnDOT announces statewide ending dates for spring load restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified ending dates for spring load restrictions in all six of the Minnesota's frost zones: --Southeast - May 2 --Twin Cities metro - May 2 --South - May 9 --Central - May 11 --North central - May 13 --North - May 13 Road...
April 28, 2011 - 5:16pm
March 14, 2011
Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 16 for central frost zone
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin March 16 for Minnesota's central frost zone. Spring weight restrictions for the south, southeast and Twin Cities Metro area frost zones began March 14. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)...
March 14, 2011 - 11:16am
October 25, 2010
Tractor and dump truck crash near Leaf Valley
A tractor driver was injured in a crash with a dump truck near Leaf Valley Friday. The accident happened at about 5:15 p.m. on County Road 12 in Leaf Valley Township. Chad Stueve of Miltona was southbound in a tandem axle dump truck and attempted to pass a tractor driven by Kristie...
October 25, 2010 - 10:07am
October 21, 2010
Beet truck rolls over near Glenwood
A beet truck driver was pinned in the cab of his semi for nearly an hour following a rollover Wednesday afternoon in Pope County. According to a news release from the Pope County Sheriff's Office, Candido Zelaya-Benitez, 39, of Willmar, was driving a semi loaded with beets that rolled...
October 21, 2010 - 6:58am
July 29, 2010
One dead after car hits logging truck in NW Minnesota
A driver was killed early today when a car struck a logging truck in Lake of the Woods County in northern Minnesota. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1992 Geo Prizm was traveling eastbound on County Road 8 when it struck a Ford Semi-trailer logging truck northbound on County...
July 29, 2010 - 4:36pm
July 26, 2010
Minnesota trucking related fatalities at lowest number in 10 years
Continuing a downward trend, cars and trucks collided less often in Minnesota during the past year than any year in the last decade. According to statistics reported in the latest edition of Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts, published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,...
July 26, 2010 - 10:12am
July 13, 2010
Trucks crash near Garfield, spilling corn, causing injuries
Two trucks crashed near Garfield Monday morning, spilling corn on the road and causing minor injuries. The accident happened at the intersection of County Roads 40 and 8 at about 10:35 a.m. It involved a semi and box trailer driven by John Craig Wiley, 54, of Raleigh, North Carolina,...
July 13, 2010 - 8:30am
April 19, 2010
Spring truck weight restrictions end today
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ends today, April 19, for Minnesota's Central frost zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones. Mn/DOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened by the spring thaw. Spring...
April 19, 2010 - 5:59am
June 17, 2009
Truck catches fire, scorches pole
A pickup caught on fire on Nokomis Street in Alexandria Friday afternoon, creating flames, smoke, a smoldering power pole but no injuries. The...
June 17, 2009 - 12:05am