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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
Julia I. Springer
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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