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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
April 12, 2017
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
The short growing season has limited local strawberry production, but there are newer, day-neutral varieties that may just provide the solution to extending the strawberry harvest. A workshop addressing these varieties and more will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 to 7:30...
April 12, 2017 - 3:35pm
March 15, 2017
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to their annual Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday, April 8, at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Office and Information Technology Center. Register between 8 and 8:40 a.m., visit...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
January 25, 2017
Good agricultural practices workshop
University of Minnesota Educators Michele Schermann and Analisa Holtberg will present a Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Minnesota National Bank in Long Prairie.
January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 4, 2017
Workshop to cover financial, retirement planning
Education Minnesota is hosting free financial and retirement planning workshops for members throughout Minnesota. A workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the workshop at 10 a.m. Topics include understanding...
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
Lake Carlos State Park offers snowshoe-lacing workshop
Prepare to enjoy the snow by making your own snowshoes at Lake Carlos State Park. The workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop presenters will teach you how to string the laces on pre-built Ojibwe-style, pointed end, wooden snowshoe...
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
October 7, 2016
Understanding aging parents' future is focus of workshop
Though some may feel ill-prepared, having healthy conversations enables both adult children and their parents to arrive at a common understanding as to a parent's vision for their future. In a free, educational workshop entitled "Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age," participants...
October 7, 2016 - 3:00am
August 24, 2016
Put the fun back in parenting
Busy parents are often challenged to balance family life and work life, but what if they could guide children to solve their own problems, set...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Eco printing workshop offered Thursday, Aug. 25
The Brush and Palette Club of Alexandria will host an Eco Printing Workshop taught by local artist Kay Pring. It will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 2210 Sixth Ave. E in Alexandria. Class is limited to 12 Eco printing is a process...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Turn your dreams into reality
Jill Blashack Strahan has a dream to help others realize their own dreams. On Thursday, April 28, she will hold a Dream Workshop where she will share her story, inspire others to dream about what they really want out of life, and show them how to create that reality. The workshop...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Food safety workshop open to cottage food producers
Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer? If yes, you are invited to attend the Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop on Wednesday, May 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria....
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Strategize options with dairy workshops
University of Minnesota Extension will hold two area workshops to address how to keep dairy herds profitable in tough economic times and different strategizing options to look at. The workshops will be on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Long Prairie City Hall...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Advancing Farm to Institution in Minnesota
Getting Minnesota apples, tomatoes and other locally grown foods on the menus of schools and other institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and child care centers requires cross-sector partnerships, community support and relationship building. To help strengthen these...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Workshop to detail houseplant care
Do you love houseplants but have difficulty keeping them healthy? Are your houseplants overgrowing their space? Are you not sure when to water or fertilize? If so, you are invited to a houseplant workshop taught by Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension horticulture educator,...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
Retired school personnel workshop set
Area retired school personnel of area schools are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, November 11 at Calvary Lutheran Church at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Mark Foss, executive director of LifeRight Outreach. Foss is the author of the book Life Inside Out.
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Employment workshop offered for youth with disabilities
PACER Center will offer a free workshop titled "Ready for Life after High School: Employment and Support Strategies for Youth with Disabilities" for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals. It will be held Wednesday, November 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am