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'Don't be pushed over'
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Alexandria taxes may drop for some
Electric car owners to power up in Alexandria
Progress made on Agnes Blvd.
Volleyball: Chargers regroup to knock off Knights in four
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept in Milwaukee
Morken: Hunters find ducks flying on opener
Sports schedule for Monday, Sept. 24
Cross country: Osakis boys, girls test themselves against big field at Milaca
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
Morken: Hunters find ducks flying on opener
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
Kevin Donald Revering
Donald "Don" Skrove
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Paid Political Letter: Hearings are a Democratic circus of deception
Paid Political Letter: U.S. senators lack compassion
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
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
On The Street
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
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In the Know
September 19, 2018
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
If you have driven through Glenwood this summer, you have no doubt noticed that Glenwood is going through the same main street rebuilding that Alexandria did a few years ago. Needless to say, it was pretty disruptive for people driving through town before the end of July but now with...
September 19, 2018 - 11:46am
September 12, 2018
In the Know: What's in your backpack?
As I looked over my counter, I could no longer see tile or carpet but rather a sea of supplies. My living room floor was decorated with bright...
September 12, 2018 - 11:59am
In the Know: Body cams, budgets and baseball
School will have started as you read this — you may wonder as I do — where did the summer go. The city was certainly busy with tourists...
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
August 29, 2018
In the Know: Volunteers show our community cares
It's that time of year again! The Douglas County Fair is over, signaling that summer is over and school and fall activities are underway. Thinking about the things I've been involved with recently really brings out the "Pollyanna" in me again. What a great area we live in! How much...
August 29, 2018 - 11:51am
August 22, 2018
In the Know: Collaboration at its best
Transfer from two-year colleges to four-year colleges and universities has not always been seamless. Many potential transfer students have had to overcome a variety of barriers even with the usual general education courses, such as English composition, speech, algebra, etc. Whatever...
August 22, 2018 - 7:24am
August 8, 2018
In the Know: Would you go into law enforcement?
A little over a year ago, I was attending a training conference. After the day ended, I had supper with a group of law enforcement officers I have known for years that were also attending the conference.
August 8, 2018 - 11:59am
August 2, 2018
In the Know: Entrepreneurial spirit thrives downtown
When you hear the word entrepreneur, what comes to mind? Shark Tank, Bill Gates? Maybe Oprah or Steve Jobs; uber successful right?
August 2, 2018 - 5:54am
July 25, 2018
In the Know: Police trained for mental health crisis
I continue to be reminded why Minnesota is such a great place to work as a police officer. We continue to make improvements and adjustments that keep our members of law enforcement well trained and well equipped with the proper tools to respond to a variety of situations.
July 25, 2018 - 9:59am
July 19, 2018
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
You've probably heard many times over about the generational differences in the workplace and how employers have to treat Millennial (born 1980-1994) and Gen Z (born 1995-2012) employees differently than the generations that have come before them. Personally, I have found much of...
July 19, 2018 - 6:09am
July 11, 2018
In the Know: Moving forward together
It's hard to believe that summer break is half-way over and that we are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year in Alexandria Public Schools. We are blessed to be able to provide incredible opportunities for our students through the amazing work of our staff, visionary leadership...
July 11, 2018 - 5:26pm
July 4, 2018
In The Know: Just look across the street
As my college days were coming to an end, I thought I wanted to join the Peace Corps and travel overseas to help people. I had no destination;...
July 4, 2018 - 3:17pm
June 28, 2018
In the Know: Caring makes Alexandria unique
Summer in the Alexandria area makes our whole area swell with people and we are so fortunate that it does! I am so proud of our city and surrounding...
June 28, 2018 - 4:56am
June 21, 2018
In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls
How are you doing with robocalls? I've been pretty tired of them for some time. And now that they have upped their technology, the companies that make those calls can make it look like they are calling from a local number, which makes it more likely that you will answer them. It used...
June 21, 2018 - 5:22pm
June 14, 2018
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
Summer is finally here and there are so many wonderful things to look forward to and enjoy. Kids are out of school and families are planning...
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
June 7, 2018
In the Know: Alexandria is a leader in retail
Over the last year, there have been a number of retail companies who have closed their doors in the Alexandria area, and these closures have caused concern in our community. Ultimately, our location is not unique to this trend. Nationally, the amount of retail space going dark in...
June 7, 2018 - 8:20am