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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Law Enforcement Blotter: January 12-14
Firefighters strut their stuff
1 dead, 1 in custody after stabbing at Crosby senior living facility
Shingles: What you need to know
Wrestling: Raiders finish third in home invite
Wrestling: Lakers finish second at home invitational
Girls basketball: Panthers defeat state-ranked Warriors
Dance: Cards tie for sixth in the CLC
Watch: Vikings fans freak out over last-second miracle
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Collector looks for info on rare lure he believes could have ties locally
Take a kid fishing weekend starts this Saturday
The final four: Alexandria's Jim Larson wins 2017 Hunt Down Your Photos Contest
Sally LaVonne Falk
James L. Adams
Mary L. Orlowski
George R. Larson
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
LETTER: Making America great starts with love
LETTER: Put cap on loans that can't be paid
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
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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
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
January 3, 2018
31 township positions up for election
Here's a look at the township positions that are up for election in Douglas County this March and the current officeholder: Alexandria Township: Supervisor Jeff Oberg. Belle River Township: Supervisor Jeremy Fuller. Also, the clerk position is vacant. Carlos Township: Clerk Rebecca...
January 3, 2018 - 2:19pm
How much do you know about townships?
Eighteen of Douglas County's 20 townships are starting to gear up for elections on Tuesday, March 14. Two townships, Brandon and Miltona, will hold their elections in the fall. Most townships in Douglas County will elect two positions — clerk and supervisor. Clerk positions...
January 3, 2018 - 1:19pm
November 10, 2017
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
May 19, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
ST. PAUL — This is not good news for Jeff Johnson, or anyone else who has lost a governor's race and wants a second chance. "Only a handful...
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
March 31, 2017
Great American Think-Off entry deadline approaches
The public is invited to tackle the issues of "fake news" vs. truth by submitting an answer to this year's 25th annual Great American Think-Off question: "Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?" Essays should be no more than 750 words, arguing for or against the idea...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 27, 2017
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is running for governor, giving Democrats a candidate from greater Minnesota, where Republicans dominated...
March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
March 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, long thought to be positioning herself to take over when Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office, said she...
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
March 16, 2017
Township elections spring a few surprises
Elections in 18 of Douglas County's 20 townships took place Tuesday and yielded a few surprises — a successful write-in campaign in Hudson Township and new supervisors replacing incumbents in LaGrand and Lund townships. Here's a look at the results: (Elections in Brandon and...
March 16, 2017 - 8:21am
March 14, 2017
Township elections are today
If you live in a township, today — Tuesday, March 14 — is your day to make your voice count at the polls and in township government. Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an annual town meeting. It is held the second Tuesday of March. Many townships, including...
March 14, 2017 - 8:06am
March 8, 2017
LETTER: People agreed and Trump won
To the editor: I think the recent letter using GDP as a measure to show productivity is flawed. GDP is compiled from goods and services provided. The concentrations of Democrats in the highly-populated counties can be explained by a high concentration of people on assistance, all...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Local DFLers thinking more regional
More than 60 DFLers from a nine-county area gathered in Alexandria Feb. 2 to mull over a new strategy for the next two years. Their goal isn't...
February 10, 2017 - 7:00am
January 6, 2017
Parkers Prairie to vote on liquor future
Parkers Prairie residents will soon decide whether to allow other places other than the city liquor store to sell on-sale liquor. A special election for two split-liquor questions will take place Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkers Prairie City Hall. Here's how...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: How to scrap the Electoral College
By John LaForge, Co-Director of Nukewatch, a peace and environmental justice group in Wisconsin Sixteen years ago, as the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida transfixed the nation, the newly elected Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke directly to the likelihood that Al Gore...
December 23, 2016 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
LETTER: Law and order needed to stop protesters
To the editor: I have lived through many elections but I have never seen such poor losers and crybabies. I always thought you have to accept the election. I am sure we have all had elections come out not the way we would of liked. The New York police commissioner said the protesters...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
How will election impact rural cities?
With Republicans taking control of the Minnesota Senate and increasing their majority in the House, what can rural Minnesota expect in the upcoming...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am