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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19
Central Minn. teacher plans walkout over gun violence as part of national movement
Police, parents search for missing Red Lake woman
County hires first HR director
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Sports Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 20
Gymnastics: Alexandria takes third in section meet
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
West Central Area
July 27, 2017
Kensington builds an improved space for play
About 35 volunteers came together last week to assemble the new playground at West Central Area South Elementary School in Kensington. On Thursday,...
July 27, 2017 - 8:02am
June 21, 2017
Colorful for a cause: Fundraiser for Kensington playground takes place during Runestone Days
Colors flew and kids got messy during Kensington Runestone Days, to help fund Kensington's latest project: a new playground. Proceeds from...
June 21, 2017 - 3:22pm
May 5, 2017
Three WCA team members compete at state
The WCA speech team had an incredible day speaking at the Class A State Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 22, according to speech advisor...
May 5, 2017 - 11:34am
April 12, 2017
WCA Speech competes in Section 6A Tournament
The West Central Area Speech team competed in the Minnesota State High School League Section 6A Tournament in Underwood on Saturday, April 8....
April 12, 2017 - 5:01pm
April 5, 2017
WCA Speech members honored at speech extravaganza
The West Central Area Speech team held a community speech extravaganza on March 28 at which WCA families and community members listened to WCA...
April 5, 2017 - 6:00am
March 31, 2017
WCA Speech wraps up regular season tournament
The West Central Area Speech team ended its regular season speech tournament in Osakis on Saturday, March 18. Kristin Gilbertson in poetry and Emma Saulsbury in storytelling received honorable mentions. Those who received superiors include Max Duncan, humorous; Emily Engen, storytelling;...
March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
March 17, 2017
Three champions emerge at WCA's speech meet
Saturday's West Central Area speech team was small in numbers but strong in talent. Several students missed speaking in Graceville as many were...
March 17, 2017 - 9:00am
March 8, 2017
WCA speech places in top half at Battle Lake meet
The WCA Knights spoke in Battle Lake on March 4, finishing in the top half among schools in the area. Top speakers for the Knights included Hannah Anderson at second in great speeches, Brianna Kreft earning second place honors in extemporaneous reading, Solomon Sewell receiving a...
March 8, 2017 - 10:00am
March 1, 2017
WCA Knights take multiple ribbons at latest meet
The West Central Area Speech Team devoted another Saturday to perfecting its abilities on Feb. 25, competing in three rounds and a final. Solomon Sewell was a champion in two categories, winning both discussion and original oratory. Hannah Anderson earned a fourth place ribbon for...
March 1, 2017 - 9:00am
February 22, 2017
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Over the past few weeks, the West Central Area Speech Team has competed in three invitationals, bringing home multiple individual awards. At the Underwood meet, Brianna Kreft got second in extemporaneous reading, Hannah Anderson was third in great speeches, Solomon Sewell was third...
February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
West Central Area speakers participated in the Minnewaska Area Schools Speech Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Knights brought home five individual ribbons, placed in the top third as a team and introduced several new speakers. Discussion champion Solomon Sewell placed first...
February 17, 2017 - 10:31am
February 8, 2017
West Central Area Speech team kicks off 2017 season
The West Central Area Speech team made its 2017 debut at the Otter Orations speech meet on Jan. 28. The meet was host to almost 500 high school...
February 8, 2017 - 10:00am
August 3, 2016
WCA mourns the loss of its "go-to guy"
A family is mourning the loss of a father, friend and husband, while the community around them lost one of its greatest leaders this past Saturday....
August 3, 2016 - 11:29am
August 30, 2013
WCA wins in five sets over Underwood
A five set victory for the West Central Area volleyball team over Underwood in their first match of the season has given them more than just a win in the stat column. Starting off the season with a hard fought victory should give the Knights experience they can use for the rest of...
August 30, 2013 - 2:13pm
October 3, 2012
Girls' tennis: Minnewaska tops West Central Area
With two matches going to tiebreakers and another needing three sets to be decided, the Minnewaska girls' tennis team came away with a 4-3 win over West Central Area in a matchup of section foes. The Lakers took three of the four singles matches and one of the doubles. Ellen Stensrud...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am