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Photo of the Week: In slide at Country Blossom Farm
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
Moose on the loose
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
Sports schedule for Friday, Sept. 30
Six-overtime encore: Osakis hosts Frazee for homecoming clash
Football: B-E looks for fourth-straight win at Friday's homecoming
Benson: How I remember The Kid
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
Ambassador Daniel Speckhard to speak at Calvary
Homecoming festivities under way
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Gladys M. Vogt
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
JLG Architects named a top U.S. architecture firm
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
September 12, 2012
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2011
Beware of thin ice, warns DNR
In the light of a near tragedy in Anoka County this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding parents to caution their children to stay off ponds, streams and other water bodies that now have a thin coating of ice. Sunday afternoon, an 8-year-old...
November 21, 2011 - 3:22pm
January 3, 2011
MDA issues consumer advisory for Pepin Heights Orchard apple cider
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Pepin Heights Orchard are advising consumers to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard brand apple cider after department laboratory tests found the product may be contaminated with a type of mold toxin called patulin. Any consumers...
January 3, 2011 - 9:58am
December 20, 2010
UPDATE 2 P.M. Snow closes some schools in area
Several schools in the Douglas County are closed or will be closing because of bad weather. West Central Area School and Minnewaska Schools are both closed. Brandon and Evansville schools will both be closing at 1:15 p.m. No after-school events will be held. Osakis and Parkers...
December 20, 2010 - 2:00pm
December 15, 2010
Winter storm warning includes Alexandria area
A winter storm warning has been issued for portions of west central, central and central Minnesota from late this afternoon into Thursday. Snowfall totals of 4 to 8 inches are expected in the warning area, with the greatest amounts expected to run from near Alexandria and Morris...
December 15, 2010 - 3:42pm
On thin ice
Thinking about taking the snowmobile or fish house out? Hold your horses! Despite the cold temperatures and winter's early arrival, the ice...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 12, 2010
Ag leaders warn Minnesotans about invasive vine mistaken for holiday staple
ST. PAUL, Minn.
December 12, 2010 - 11:35am
November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving travelers warned as storm moves in
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--(12:10 p.m.) The Minnesota Departments of Transportation (MnDOT) and Public Safety encourage motorists to use their winter driving skills for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, as winter storms move through the state beginning Wednesday and continuing through...
November 24, 2010 - 12:36pm
January 22, 2010
Warnings issued over cadmium toys, jewelry
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has sent a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller urging a hearing on the use of cadmium, a poisonous metal, in children's jewelry and toys manufactured in China. Klobuchar also sent a letter to Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the Consumer...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Advisory issued for contaminated Parkers Farm products
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, cream cheese bagel spreads, dips and spreads produced by Parkers Farm, Inc., of Coon Rapids. The warning was issued after the state agriculture department's product...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 11, 2010
Health advisory issued about Parkers Farm products
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, cream cheese bagel spreads, dips and spreads produced by Parkers Farm, Inc., of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after state agriculture department product sampling determined...
January 11, 2010 - 9:27am
March 31, 2009
MnDOT: Don't travel on I-94 between Alexandria and Moorhead
Due to deteriorating conditions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol strongly advise no travel on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Moorhead and Highway 10 between Moorhead and Detroit Lakes. A no travel advisory was issued earlier today for west...
March 31, 2009 - 2:31pm
March 30, 2009
Winter storm headed Douglas County's way
Douglas County and most of west central and central Minnesota remains under a winter storm warning today, Tuesday, although the snowfall amounts are expected to be less than earlier predicted. Between 5 and 9 inches of accumulation is now expected to develop this morning and into...
March 30, 2009 - 11:32am
February 11, 2009
Food warning issued over brand of alfalfa sprouts
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued a consumer advisory for Jack and The Green Sprouts brand alfalfa sprouts after routine product testing found a package of the product to contain Salmonella bacteria. This product contamination is not associated with the ongoing...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Winter storm warning changed to weather advisory
The winter storm warning that had been issued for Douglas County today has been changed to a winter weather advisory. Total daytime accumulations for today, Saturday, are still expected to be significant, ranging from three to seven inches, according to the National Weather Service. The...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am