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In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
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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)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
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Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Merlin V. Thompson
Jamie Michael Lund
Lillian "Lill" Brezina
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
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
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
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
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January 5, 2018
Starting a new year on a healthy note
Although the weather outside was frightful with 20-below-zero wind chills, the activity inside the Alexandria Area YMCA was delightful on New Year's Day. It was "Community Day" — a time when the YMCA invited non-members, guests and members to celebrate the holiday at the Y for...
January 5, 2018 - 7:11am
October 18, 2017
YMCA and Knute Nelson partner to create community child care center
After nearly three years of discussion, two community nonprofits have come together to help relieve the child care shortage in the Alexandria...
October 18, 2017 - 8:09am
August 9, 2017
YMCA under temporary leadership
The Alexandria Area YMCA is under new temporary leadership, as president and CEO Conrad Bostron has left to take the top job at the YMCA in Scottsbluff,...
August 9, 2017 - 7:39am
April 17, 2017
YMCA encourages kids to "charge into summer"
To inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, the Alexandria Area YMCA will host a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, on Saturday, April 29. Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Y...
April 17, 2017 - 1:03pm
April 15, 2017
Updated - Run bunny run
Despite the gloomy wet weather, runners - adults and children, alike - participated in the Alexandria Area YMCA's annual Easter Bunny Run Saturday...
April 15, 2017 - 12:48pm
December 14, 2016
YMCA celebrates New Year with the community
The Alexandria Area YMCA invites the community to its annual New Year's Day Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Admittance to the YMCA is free, permitting members and guests provide one item per person or a monetary donation to benefit the Alexandria Outreach Food...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
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