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Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 20
County sets preliminary levy
El Nino conditions likely across region throughout winter
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Football: Morical, defense help Cards to a homecoming win
Football: Osakis pulls off 27-20 homecoming win
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
4-H holds county competition
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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July 5, 2018
Metals taken from ash landfill to be recycled
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management has taken another step in its recycling efforts, partnering with Lab USA to recycle fine metals from its...
July 5, 2018 - 5:13am
June 24, 2018
Put waste in its place: Organics recycling program now available
Want to recycle your food waste and/or other products for organic recycling? You now can. A new organics recycling program is available through...
June 24, 2018 - 7:57am
May 26, 2017
Composting among new director's priorities
Steve Vrchota has taken on a heavy load — a 240-ton load. Vrchota is taking over the role of executive director of Pope/Douglas Solid...
May 26, 2017 - 3:19pm
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Although he didn't know it at the time, working on boilers while in the U.S. Navy would eventually pay off for Pete Olmscheid. Olmscheid, who...
May 26, 2017 - 3:18pm
December 14, 2016
Tree recycling location is near Zion Lutheran Church
Members of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria recently erected a sign at the Douglas County Fairgrounds reminding people that Christmas trees...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
September 16, 2016
RCC does recycle – a lot, says manager
At its Monday meeting, the Alexandria City Council held off getting quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse because questions arose about recycling. The five-year garbage contract, which expires at the end of this year, did not include the cost of hauling away...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
Why aren't more city-owned facilities in Alexandria recycling their garbage? The question popped up at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting and prompted the tabling of a request to get quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse. The city's five-year garbage service...
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
April 20, 2016
Here's a free, easy way to unclutter
It’s time to clear the clutter. The city of Alexandria’s annual Metal Pick-Up Day is Tuesday, April 26. The free service – a partnership between the city and Alex Rubbish and Recycling – is an incentive to help city residents clean up their property this spring. Residents...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Recycle that plastic wrap from farm and boats
There's a new opportunity to recycle those large pieces of plastic that protected silage, bales and boats all winter long. Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has launched a plastics recycling pilot program. For the first time, PDSWM will accept agricultural and boat wrap...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is holding a collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota through the end...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Round up appliances, e-waste, bulbs
It’s time to clear out clutter in your home or cabin and make room for winter hibernation. A local event next weekend is the prime opportunity...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Recycle your old bulbs for free
Here's a bright idea: Recycle those burned-out fluorescent bulbs. Residents and businesses who are customers of Agralite Electric Cooperative, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) or Runestone Electric Association (REA) may recycle their fluorescent bulbs at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
January 7, 2013
How low can you go? MPCA paper use drops more than 60 percent
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached a new low -- in office paper use. During the last fiscal year, the agency used 4,526 reams of paper compared to 12,000 reams in Fiscal Year 2009. This is not simply the result of having fewer staff. Sheets of paper used per...
January 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
September 16, 2012
Free, downloadable recycling bin signs available
Free, downloadable recycling signs are now available from the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). The files for the signs can be downloaded at no cost from RecycleMinnesota.org and RecycleMoreMinnesota.org websites. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control...
September 16, 2012 - 9:40am
June 30, 2012
Minnesota electronics recyclers help environment
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that nearly 28.4 million pounds, or 86 percent of the weight of the electronic devices managed under the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act from July 2010 to June 2011 were processed by recyclers certified for their environmentally sound...
June 30, 2012 - 12:50pm