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Council approves indoor ban on e-cigarettes
Alexandria unveils new logo
City eyes tax-forfeited property for affordable housing
Cache of bombs discovered near Minnesota hunting cabin
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22
Volleyball: Alex, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, WCA host openers with playoffs set
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Public speaking group to form
Antics for All Ages: the Halloween Howler version
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Richard "Rick" T. Ackerman
Richard W. Mertens
LETTER: The 'rest of the story' about party of racists
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tennessee Roadhouse closes, owners file bankruptcy
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Alexandria Industries commits $36,000 to car program
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
hires and promotions
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April 19, 2013
You can help United Way reach its goal
With three months left in this year's campaign, the United Way is asking for help to reach its 2012-13 campaign goal. The United Way supports...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Donate a dollar at local grocery stores to help United Way program
A dollar may not seem like much. But pooling together those dollars from everyone throughout the community for a month can make a big difference in the lives of other people. That's the goal of a new March campaign launched by the United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties. It's called...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
Upcoming mobile food drop dates
United Way's Community Impact Coalition wants to remind everyone of the upcoming Mobile Food Drop events on Friday, January 4 and Thursday, January 31 at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria. Food distribution will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will go until the food runs out. Residents...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 27, 2012
Mobile food drops scheduled in Alexandria
United Way's Community Impact Coalition wants to remind everyone of the upcoming Mobile Food Drop events on Friday, January 4 and Thursday, January 31, 2013 at New Life Christian Church. Food distribution will begin at 11:30 and goes until the food runs out. Residents of Douglas...
December 27, 2012 - 2:04pm
December 19, 2012
Out and About: United Way's Adopt a Family program
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' office in Alexandria looked like a workshop for Santa's elves Monday. Volunteers from the community...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties seeks coat donations
As the holidays approach, they bring the brisk temps of a cool Minnesota winter. United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has distributed more than 700 coats through the coat distribution program since October, but the need continues to increase as winter grows near. Of particular...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Once upon a chili
Once upon a time, there was a huge gathering of everyone in the village who ate bowl after bowl of a magical concoction called chili. One of...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Community resources shared in time for back-to-school
A packed parking lot and lines out the door awaited folks attending Project Community Connect at the Runestone Community Center (RCC) on Thursday....
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
United Way to host Project Community Connect
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties and the Community Impact Coalition will host Project Community Connect at the Runestone Community Center on August 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 40 different health and human service agencies available and ready to connect people with...
August 28, 2012 - 11:00am
August 22, 2012
United Way names campaign chairs for Douglas, Pope counties
United Way recently named the Douglas County campaign chairs for the 2012-13 campaign year. Lee and Judy Backhaus team up with their daughter...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
United Way announces three new board members
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties recently added three new members to the United Way Board: Bill Finley, Kellie Janssen and Becky Zwilling. Finley, the CFO at Tastefully Simple, has previously served on United Way's board. He has also been active in and served on other boards...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
United Way debuts Traveling Tree House
A large number of children out having fun in the local parks this summer might mean that the Traveling Tree House has arrived. Debuted by United...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Mobile food drop volunteers
United Way's Community Impact Coalition is looking for volunteers for this month's Mobile Food Drop on Thursday, June 28 at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria. Volunteer positions vary from set-up to intake to runners. All help is welcome anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m....
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Out and About - Around the county this week
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties sold ice cream cones at Pete's County Market in Alexandria Friday to raise money to ensure that all...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Plant an extra row
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season.
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am