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Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Architect discusses B-E design costs
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
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Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
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Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
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In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
October 3, 2012
Deena McMahon to speak at child development conference
The annual Caring for Kids and Those Who Care child development conference will be held on Saturday, October 13 at Alexandria Technical and Community College. The keynote session will feature Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW, from McMahon Counseling and Consultation. For more than 30 years,...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
Make snowshoes at Lake Carlos State Park
People can get ready to enjoy the snow this winter by making snowshoes at a two-day workshop at Lake Carlos State Park on October 13-14 from...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Minnesota K-9 search and rescue to offer workshop
Central Lakes Search and Rescue (SAR) of Garfield announce a North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) training and certification workshop from September 24-28 at Camp Ripley. NAPWDA provides quality training with nationally recognized certifications for K-9 handlers who...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Brush and Palette Club to sponsor oil and acrylic workshop
The public is invited to join the Brush and Palette Club's sponsored oil and acrylic workshop "Come Catch the Light" with Marva Harms. The workshop will take place July 11-13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street in Alexandria. The cost for members...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Taking mistake proofing beyond the plant floor
Lean practices aren't just for the manufacturing floor. They also can produce benefits of greater productivity, innovation and satisfaction across all functional areas and among all employees, with the ultimate goal to provide greater customer satisfaction. And Sam Wagner, director...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Outdoor writing workshop with award-winning author
Everyone Has A Story community partnership offers a special opportunity to write about the natural world with celebrated writer Athena Kildegaard. Kildegaard will lead a writing workshop on Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakes Area Theatre, 2214 Gevena Road Northwest,...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Artists to instruct upcoming children's art workshop
The Brush and Palette Club will host a children's workshop for youth ages 10 to 16 on June 25, 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at United Methodist...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Artists, authors, scholars present 'Everyone Has a Story' workshops
The "Everyone Has a Story" program continues with a special summer program offering opportunities to learn, explore and enjoy Alexandria with visiting and local artists, authors and scholars. Visiting artists include award-winning author and poet Athena Kildegaard, University of...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Home school workshops planned
The Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE), along with LEARN at Home, the Alexandria area's home educators' support group, are bringing two home schooling workshops to Alexandria. On Saturday, June 9, a "Considering Homeschooling" workshop will be presented from...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Free workshop offered for amateur musicians
Nationally known singer/songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson from Nashville will teach a free workshop for amateur singers, guitar and piano players, songwriters and any local "open mic" style performers in area communities on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Central Square Auditorium...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
Mental health crisis planning workshop in Alexandria
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free workshop in Alexandria on Thursday, May 17 for parents of children with challenging behaviors or mental illness. Topics covered will be county crisis teams, de-escalation techniques and how to create effective...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Growing knowledge about loons, grafting
A Let's Get Growing workshop took place at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Saturday featuring keynote speaker, Stan Tekiela, who...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Accordion book workshop set
The Alexandria Brush and Palette Club will hold a book-making workshop on Tuesday, March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 2210 6th Avenue East in Alexandria. Phyllis Joos, "the artful librarian," will lead participants as they make accordion books. All supplies and...
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Free food program workshop offered for child care providers, parents
What is the secret to a long and healthy life? Is it all in the genes or do the everyday choices people make have a greater impact on overall health and wellness? A workshop will explore this question and discover small steps that can have a big impact on health and wellness.
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Lookouts needed for invasive pests
Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructive invasive pests. These volunteer "first detectors" form part of the state's early warning system...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am