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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
January 22, 2016
Department of Revenue combats motor vehicle tax evasion
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds Minnesota residents that motor vehicles they purchase, including recreational vehicles, must be registered in Minnesota and are subject to the state’s 6.5 percent motor vehicle sales tax. This rule applies regardless of where the vehicle...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Your Legal Rights: Donating your vehicle to charity
Most people who donate a motor vehicle to charity are interested both in benefiting a worthwhile charitable purpose and receiving a tax deduction. Not all charitable vehicle donation programs are alike, however. Following are suggestions on how to better understand who you are donating...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
One injured in Millerville rollover
A female driver was injured in a rollover near the intersection of County Roads 7 and 24 north of Millerville on Wednesday, October 7 at about...
October 8, 2015 - 3:18pm
August 15, 2014
A family balancing act is over, thanks to DCCCP
For Brandon and Brittney Claseman, working three jobs and caring for their 3-month-old daughter, Mya, was a balancing act. Doing it without a car made it even harder. Through the help of the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) and four local businesses, the Clasemans received...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Jefferson graduate wins car
Jessica Burns, along with Juettner Motors' owners Mark Juettner and Bruce Wiitanen, stood next to the car she won at this year's Jefferson High...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Without a vehicle? This program may help
A new organization will help get people moving again. Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) is a faith-based nonprofit organization that's...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Pedestrian injured in Broadway accident
An Alexandria woman was taken to the Douglas County Hospital for evaluation following a pedestrian accident Monday afternoon. Lillian Schuneman was in the crosswalk of Broadway and 6th Avenue at about 2 p.m. when a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Stephen Crane of Alexandria ran over...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2011
State to sell off surplus vehicles at auction Saturday
More than 100 state surplus vehicles of all types and sizes - including a Ford 8000 dump truck, 4350 aerial bucket lift van, and 4x4 snowplows - will be sold by the state at public auction Saturday, May 21 in Arden Hills. Other items that will be sold to the highest bidder include...
May 19, 2011 - 10:33am
June 12, 2010
Bills improve vehicle safety, call for nationwide ban on texting while driving
The Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation Wednesday co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar that's designed to make American roads safer by improving vehicle safety standards and encouraging bans on texting while driving. The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would improve...
June 12, 2010 - 3:57pm
May 9, 2010
Federal bill addresses motor vehicle safety
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) and fellow Commerce Committee members to introduce the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010. The bill is designed to improve vehicle safety standards to better protect drivers, make vehicle safety...
May 9, 2010 - 9:36am
December 18, 2009
Behind on car payments? Here's advice on how to avoid the repo man
As the economic slump continues, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and unfortunately, vehicle repossessions are on the rise. Having a car repossessed hinders more than just a car owner's mobility; it has a severe impact on credit scores, thereby limiting the ability to...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Status upgraded for Alexandria man injured in six-car crash on Interstate 94
An Alexandria man critically injured in a six-vehicle crash Sunday night has been upgraded to fair condition at St. Cloud Hospital. Thomas Hoffman, 56, of Alexandria was injured when he got out of his car after the crash happened. It took place on Interstate 94 near mile marker 143...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Crash in Wisconsin kills hunting buddies
Two men from the Douglas County area died after their truck hit a bridge guardrail and plunged into a creek in northwest Wisconsin Sunday morning. Richard...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Truck inspections uncover trouble
From pickup trucks to 18-wheelers, inspections of vehicles carrying hazardous materials were conducted in the Alexandria area August 18-20. As the newspaper reported in its August 22 issue, bulk cargo tanker trucks were targeted going in and out of the Alexandria area. Randy Zahn,...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Three injured in crash west of Alexandria
A rear-end crash last Friday at the intersection of County Roads 8 and 40 west of Alexandria sent three area residents to the Douglas County Hospital. William Beasley, 70, of Garfield and his passenger, Fern Beasley, 70, were traveling northbound on County Road 40 in a 2006 Chevy...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am