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Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
APD invites area residents to 'Community Night Out'
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
Bemidji takes Sub-state 14 title from Alex
Alex Horseshoe League results
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Donald A. Crossley
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
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From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 17, 2010
DATA trail link to Y proposed
Snowmobilers should have a new trail to ride on this winter - one that connects them to the Alexandria YMCA. Bill Anderson, Douglas Area Trails...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
YMCA Childcare Center to host open houses
The Alexandria Area YMCA Childcare Center will be hosting community open houses during the month of October. Community members and Y guests are welcome to drop by and check out the YMCA Childcare Center on the following dates: Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Letter - Upset with YMCA garage sale
To the editor: I was one of the many angry people that got up very early this morning, Saturday, July 24 for the YMCA Garage Sale in Alexandria. We were there before 7 a.m., along with many, many other people. The parking lot was full of people who, like me, anticipated this sal...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter - YMCA garage sale supported daycares
Editor's note: The newspaper contacted the YMCA for a response to this letter. It's printed below. To the editor: The Garage Sale that was held at the Alexandria Area YMCA was a tremendous success for the YMCA and I hope greatly benefited many home daycares in the Alexandria Area. When...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
YMCAs unveil new branding strategy
For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA is unveiling a new brand strategy, along with logo change. From now on, more than 2,600 YMCAs will now be known as "the Y." The strategy is designed to increase understanding of the impact the organization makes in the community. Not...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Disc golfing gets another whirl
A new golf course will open Saturday in Alexandria but you can leave your bag, spiked shoes and clubs at home. This one is for disc golfers. A...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
Author of 'Godspace' to speak on spiritual conversations
The Unity Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and YMCA are excited to bring author, speaker and YMCA Chaplain Doug Pollock to Alexandria for a community workshop on creating effective spiritual conversations. Have you been turned off by evangelistic methods in the...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
YMCA offers swim lessons
The Alexandria Area YMCA wrapped up its first week of progressive swimming lessons last week. A total of 147 students enrolled in the first session, which will wrap up at the end of this week. The YMCA will offer five two-week sessions of swimming lessons throughout the summer,...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
'It's fun to stay at the...'
Supporters of the new Alexandria YMCA and the public were invited to a grand opening celebration of the nearly $9 million facility last Thursday....
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
New YMCA opens
The new Alexandria YMCA - officially named the Maynard "Bud," Sylvia, Diane, Neil and Bruce Peterson Program Center - opened on Tuesday. Charter...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Are stop signs needed at new YMCA?
Stop signs, a new license bureau director, computer purchases, roof replacement and new squad cars were just a few of the agenda items discussed at a nearly three-hour long Douglas County Board meeting Tuesday morning. Dave Robley, public works director, explained the process for...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
YMCA makes progress on fundraising goal
The Alexandria Area YMCA's "Complete the Dream" capital campaign has surpassed the $8,526,000 mark and leaders are confident they will raise the remaining $359,000 necessary to reach the campaign goal of $8,885,000. To date, 838 individuals, businesses and foundations have supported...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Changes await Young People's Place
Dawn Block is looking forward to June 1 when the doors of the new Young People's Place childcare center will open in the newly constructed Alexandria...
April 7, 2010 - 12:05am
March 26, 2010
'Dining Around Douglas' planned for April 11
Dining Around Douglas, a YMCA fundraiser, will take place Sunday, April 11. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Social hour will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and the dinner/presentation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes drawing to win gift...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Charter memberships available at YMCA
Charter memberships are now available at the Alexandria Area YMCA. The Alexandria Area YMCA facility will open to charter members on June 1, and all other members and the general public on June 14. The joining fee is $25, and monthly rates are $16 for youth, $27 for young adults,...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am