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AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
Cousins or Keenum: What's the debate?
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
February 18, 2018
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
The sun was shining, but the wind was brutal at Alexandria Industries annual "Fishing for the Cure" ice fishing event. The tournament took place...
February 18, 2018 - 4:48pm
Sheriff's office warns of unsafe ice
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is advising of continued unpredictable ice conditions throughout the area. In a news release Monday, the...
December 18, 2017 - 6:46pm
Ice fishing season is here
Ice anglers are always quick to get onto the lakes after bodies of water freeze up. There's a reason for that. That first ice offers some of the best fishing of the winter, especially for anyone going after walleyes. The serious anglers around the Alexandria area are experiencing...
December 18, 2017 - 3:54pm
February 22, 2017
Contributed Elliot Blanchette of Evansville showed off his ice fishing abilities by catching this northern pike on Lake Freeborn with a sucker...
February 22, 2017 - 12:00am
February 20, 2017
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
By law, ice fishing houses have to be off lakes in the area by March 6 this year, but Mother Nature forced many anglers to make an early exit with their houses this past weekend. Temperatures topped 50 degrees and were expected to stay in the mid-50s through Tuesday, with rain mixed...
February 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
February 16, 2017
Fishing for the Cure is Saturday on Smith Lake
The 11th annual Alexandria Industries' Fishing for the Cure ice fishing tournament will try to raise $30,000 for cancer research Saturday on Smith Lake. Created by a small group of Alexandria Industries employees, the Fishing for the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge is about people making...
February 16, 2017 - 1:54pm
January 4, 2017
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
Crappies during mid-winter are a top attraction on lots of waters for many anglers. These fish often locate in deep-water basins or holes. Hot...
January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
December 27, 2016
Fire spreads from fish house near Perham
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Perham man was injured Sunday, Dec. 25, when a fish house fire spread to nearby residences. According to a report from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Perham area fire crews and members of the sheriff’s office were called about 6:30 a.m. Sunday...
December 27, 2016 - 11:19am
December 21, 2016
Ice fisherman with camera finds missing paddleboarder in Minnesota lake
WACONIA, Minn. -- An ice fisherman using an underwater camera Tuesday led to the recovery of the body of a man who went missing Nov. 26 while...
December 21, 2016 - 9:12pm
December 13, 2016
Time to fish: Frigid temps send anglers onto area lakes
Winter anglers who have been waiting months to get onto the ice got their wish this past week as frigid temperatures made conditions safe enough to walk on on a number of area lakes. Portable houses were up on Saturday morning on Lake Reno as anglers try to take advantage of what...
December 13, 2016 - 11:50am
December 8, 2016
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—December in Minnesota is usually a time for activities such as ice fishing and skiing. But this year's abnormally warm...
December 8, 2016 - 5:34pm
March 9, 2016
Big northern on Villard
The ice fishing season is winding down with warmer weather starting the thaw, but Alexandria's 7-year-old Taven Maeyaert has a fishing tale to...
March 9, 2016 - 11:41am
February 29, 2016
Scanton wins first Depot Fishing Tournament on Agnes
The first Depot Ice Fishing Tournament hosted anglers on Lake Agnes on Feb. 21 with Ashley Scanton winning the tournament after landing an 8.78-pound northern. Second through fourth place went to Mike Trainor, John Vega and Shawn Solum, respectively, with all four catching perch that...
February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
February 24, 2016
Mike Frisch: Late winter panfish
My favorite time of the entire ice fishing season is the last few weeks of the season before safe ice eventually becomes no ice. Why is this...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: The winter search for perch
One of my favorite winter fish species to chase is yellow perch. These fish grow big and feisty in some waters and are very tasty table fare,...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am