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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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March 2, 2018
State loans Osakis $1.1 million for water upgrades
Help is on the way to improve water and sewer systems in Osakis. The city received $1.13 million in loans from the Minnesota Public Facility Authority, which announced the funding last week. Osakis was approved for a $653,961 loan from Clean Water Revolving Fund for sanitary sewer...
March 2, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 24, 2018
LETTER: Professional response to a leak
To the editor: On Friday morning, Feb. 16, my wife observed a growing puddle of water in the street in front of our house after walking our dog. Alas, a water main had sprung a leak. Unsure of who to call, we used the ALASD number to reach their on-call person at 6:30 in the morning....
February 24, 2018 - 8:05am
October 27, 2017
New sign, greenery for museum property
The property east of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria will soon have a whole new, softer look. Bruce Olson, executive director of...
October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 15, 2017
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
There are 15 lakes within Douglas County that will have temporary no wake zoning on them beginning, today, Aug. 15. The temporary 300-foot no...
August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
August 4, 2017
Early indications are farmers like Trump ag actions
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Many, if not most, farmers say they like what they have seen so far in how President Donald Trump deals with agriculture....
August 4, 2017 - 2:06pm
July 8, 2017
Beautiful day for beautiful boats w/video
Classic boats of all kinds were on display during the 32nd annual Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat today, Saturday, July 8. The show, which was...
July 8, 2017 - 4:08pm
May 25, 2017
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
By Del Rae Williams and Pat Hentges Let us be clear: It's possible to support regulatory reform and the environment at the same time. Some interest groups, lawmakers and government officials have tried to paint municipal groups seeking to reform Minnesota's regulatory process as anti-environment...
May 25, 2017 - 6:01am
May 6, 2017
Wonders of Water
Area students were able to experience the wonders of water on Wednesday at the annual Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center...
May 6, 2017 - 9:01am
April 12, 2017
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Knowing when to water and how much to water is a challenge for any gardener. Too much water at the wrong time and place can cause fungal disease. Not enough water in the right place can lead to stunted, stressed plants susceptible to disease and insect infestation. To get your garden...
April 12, 2017 - 7:08pm
April 7, 2017
Letter: Lessons from the Civil War
To the editor: One tragedy of the Civil War was the many painful deaths caused by gangrene due to unsanitary conditions. This is why today cleansing the wound prior to bandaging is practiced. Believing a good bandage will clean a dirty wound is absolutely false. In all the contentious...
April 7, 2017 - 5:17pm
March 24, 2017
Fishing out vehicles
Doing recovery dives at the end of the winter season is much more preferable than earlier in the season, according to Jeff Bosek. The reason?...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
March 13, 2017
Ban on new wells sinks, for now
A public hearing on an ordinance to ban the drilling of new private wells in Alexandria drew a packed crowd at Monday night's council meeting, along with a stream of concerns and questions. Three people from out of the area who represented well drilling groups opposed the idea. Freeport...
March 13, 2017 - 11:51pm
March 1, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL - Wanted: spring hunters for water research
By Greg Brick, Department of Natural Resources research analyst, St. Paul, MN Anyone who enjoys the outdoors can help with important groundwater research by reporting springs to the Department of Natural Resources. A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer — an underground...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and local partners have developed plans to restore and protect water quality in the Long Prairie River watershed in Central Minnesota. A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report is open for public review and comment through...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am