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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
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
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
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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Kari van Wakeren
June 24, 2018
God delights in his creation
I love gardening. Each year, I look forward to putting my vegetable seeds in and watching my perennials push through the ground. I can often...
June 24, 2018 - 5:24am
February 3, 2018
God loves us just because
I'm not above a bribe, particularly when it comes to getting my kids to try something new. Last year during swimming lessons, my kids were determined...
February 3, 2018 - 10:36am
October 14, 2017
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Not long ago, I was getting into my car at the gas station when a toddler from the car next to me gave me an exuberant wave and a "Hi!" as his mom lifted him out of his car seat. His wave brought an instant smile to my face as I waved back. It was the type of greeting you might give...
October 14, 2017 - 4:37pm
June 12, 2017
Alexandria pastor publishes picture book
Kari van Wakeren of Alexandria will share her recently published children's book, "Bubble Wrap Girl," during story time at Cherry Street Books on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., followed by a book signing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The tale follows Izzy Magee, an energetic girl who wraps...
June 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
June 2, 2017
Fair doesn't mean we all get the same
When I was a kid, one of my favorite cereals was KIX cereal. The KIX commercial showed a young girl sitting at her kitchen table with two bowls in front of her, and another girl sitting nearby. The girl then proceeded to count out the number of KIX she was putting in each bowl....1,...
June 2, 2017 - 9:29am
May 22, 2017
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
As she was driving to work one day last school year, Lynn Ransom asked herself, "Why can't we have a food shelf? Ransom, a paraprofessional...
May 22, 2017 - 7:59am
April 14, 2017
Kari van Wakeren: Taking the bad with the good
A wise friend recently made a statement that really caught my attention. He is a retired doctor and pointed out that in past generations, dying...
April 14, 2017 - 1:29pm
March 31, 2017
Celebrate the diversity of God's people
I'm not a big shopper, but the other day, I had an errand at the mall, so while there, I browsed through some clearance racks to see what I could find. An item caught my eye, but when I saw it was labeled "one size fits all," I left it on the hanger. In my experience, this description...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 3, 2017
Connecting Faith to Life: Allow the Spirit of God to dwell in you
Like many of you, I imagine, I have been delighting in the weather of recent days. The sunshine, the warmer temperatures — even hearing the birds sing again in the morning — give the sense that there is a little more life in everything, and as a result, there is room for...
February 3, 2017 - 11:00am
December 16, 2016
CONNECTING FAITH TO LIFE: Finding room to breathe during the holidays
I decorated for Christmas early this year. I wasn't really planning to, but then there was a snow day and an unusually quiet weekend before Thanksgiving, and I decided to use that time to decorate and even do a little baking. At first I felt a little apologetic, feeling like I should...
December 16, 2016 - 9:00am
June 3, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: What will you do when 'crap' happens?
By Kari van Wakeren There are a lot of books from my childhood that I still go back to today, and one of them is Alexander and the Terrible,...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: Taking life one step at a time
By Kari van Wakeren One point. One game. One set. One match at a time. This was what my tennis coach often said before a match, especially an...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: Take time to learn from others
By Kari van Wakeren While washing my windshield at the gas station last week, I was reminded of the man who taught me how to wash the car windows...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am