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Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
More snow, frigid temps on the way
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
Alexandria girls hockey: Cardinals move to 2-2 after loss to St. Cloud
Shot in the arm? New pitch-count policy draws mixed reviews locally
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Wrestling: Young Cards still learning after loss to CLC power Brainerd
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Second Sunday concert features Christmas sing-along
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 30, 2016
Earning their turkey
Nearly 120 racers earned their right to eat some extra turkey or maybe an extra slice of pie for participating in the Alexandria Area YMCA's...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
November 11, 2016
Alexandria Area YMCA emphasizes prediabetes risk
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a good time for people to gauge their risk for prediabetes and diabetes and to talk to their doctors. Of the 86 million people with prediabetes, only 10 percent know their condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...
November 11, 2016 - 9:26am
April 27, 2016
Healthy Kids Day aims to improve health, wellness
The Alexandria Area YMCA will hold a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Register for YMCA youth programs
Registration is now open for a number of youth programs coming to the Alexandria Area YMCA beginning in April. Following are the available programs: Baseball Pitching Clinics — Sundays, April 3, 10, 17: Three day pitching clinic led by Gerry Hoelscher for grades 3-6. Junior...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
YMCA puts focus on diabetes prevention
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Alexandria Area YMCA is addressing the risks of prediabetes with its Diabetes Prevention Program. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition in which a person's blood glucose is higher than normal...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
One way to celebrate Easter: Run
The Alexandria Area YMCA held an Easter Bunny Run today, Saturday. At the starting line, YMCA CEO Conrad Bostron thanked the nearly 100 runners...
April 4, 2015 - 12:59pm
September 12, 2014
Alexandria Area YMCA 'raises the roof'
The public is invited to take a look at the construction that is under way for the Phase II expansion of the Alexandria Area YMCA. Community...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: Disc golf courses bring in revenue
To the editor: Ball golfers of all ages drink, smoke and swear. What made people think men wouldn’t behave like men whether it is disc or ball golf? But most players of both sports behave well and just want to play the game. Alexandria needs a disc golf course to attract out-of-town...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
March 24, 2014
Bartholomew resigns from YMCA; search is on for new director
Jeff Bartholomew, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA since 2006, has resigned his position. On Saturday, the local YMCA board issued the following statement: "The board of directors thanks Jeff for his years of dedicated service to the Y. We wish him well in the future." The...
March 24, 2014 - 3:09pm
August 28, 2013
Recreation groups reach agreement
ABOUT THE YMCA The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children — regardless of age, income or background —...
August 28, 2013 - 3:57pm
May 10, 2013
YMCA and Knute Nelson team up
The Alexandria YMCA and Knute Nelson in Alexandria will participate in National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. Senior Health and Fitness Day is focused on health, prevention, fitness and fun.
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
YMCA offers health seminar
The Alexandria Area YMCA is offering a healthy living seminar, Defensive Dining, on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Alexandria. Participants will learn tips to order lower fat, lower calorie meal options, while enjoying the pleasure of restaurant dining. The seminar...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 1, 2013
YMCA to host healthy home seminar series
The Alexandria Area YMCA will offer a series of healthy living seminars. At these goal-setting and educational seminars, participants will learn how to take control of health and wellness. The following seminars will be offered: Saturday, February 2 - Shopping Smart for Weight Loss,...
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
YMCA's expansion campaign under way
The Alexandria YMCA's fundraising campaign for a major expansion project is off and running. The J.A. Wedum Foundation in Minneapolis recently...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
YMCA opens doors for New year's celebration
The Alexandria Area YMCA will once again invite members, non-members and guests to celebrate New Year's Day at the Y for free. Family activities will be offered in the gym, and the aquatic center will be open all day. Free "try-it" group exercise classes will also be held. The Y...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am