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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 7, 2015
When Marge Demaree woke up in the middle of the night on July 26, one foot hit the floor and she was ankle-deep in water. Her husband, Jim,...
August 7, 2015 - 11:49am
September 5, 2014
Photo of the week: Fog over water
Scott Wirtjes of Alexandria took this photo right after the Labor Day Monday hailstorm at Latoka Beach. The hail caused fog to rise above the...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Wake restrictions lifted
A streak of relatively dry weather means no more no-wake restrictions on 10 Douglas County lakes. The restrictions expired July 30 and there are reportedly no immediate plans to renew. On July 1, commissioners enacted temporary special controls restricting watercraft wake 300 feet...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Fish Report - June 4
From bass and crappies to northerns and walleyes, the bite on area lakes has heated up with the weather in recent weeks as anglers are in a peak period of the season for catching fish. “About the middle of last week, the water temps got up into the 60s and of course that brought...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
February 20, 2014
ALP customers in Alexandria asked to check their water temperature
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities continues to have city water customers’ water lines freeze up due to the extensive sub-zero temperatures this winter. If you notice lower than normal water pressure, do not shut your water off. Let your water run and notify ALP. ALP...
February 20, 2014 - 4:41pm
September 18, 2013
What's up with the water?
Some locals wanted to know why water was shooting out of a fire hydrant in Garfield during the hot, dry days of August. What the newspaper thought...
September 18, 2013 - 8:52am
September 4, 2013
Photo of the Week - flinging water
Amy Amundson of Alexandria took this photo of her daughter, Alison Amundson and friends Taylor Partington and Emma Schmidt as they were beating...
September 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 30, 2013
Boaters urged to stop 'power loading' at public water accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 30, 2013 - 9:01am
July 6, 2013
Explore paddleboarding at Glacal Lakes Park
Families throughout the region are invited to spend a day communing with nature and enjoying some summer fun on a paddleboard. The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park have organized a demonstration and hands-on learning of the fundamentals of paddleboarding from the experts of HanglooseMN....
July 6, 2013 - 11:42am
July 4, 2013
Minnesota waters are moving fast; boaters should be cautious
Water levels in lakes and rivers around Minnesota are expected to remain high during the Fourth of July holiday, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging boaters to slow down and use caution. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors...
July 4, 2013 - 8:32am
June 29, 2013
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
June 29, 2013 - 12:14pm
June 15, 2013
New program aims to improve water quality in state
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially launched a new agricultural water quality pilot program this week designed to enhance water quality in the state.
June 15, 2013 - 2:09pm
May 26, 2013
MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. This work is being funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters...
May 26, 2013 - 11:46am
May 22, 2013
Studies show chemicals detected in lakes and rivers
Two studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have properties...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 19, 2013
Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm