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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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....
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
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
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
government and politics
September 14, 2018
An extra eye out for unsafe driving: Drivers said to be disobeying 'no left turn' signs
Some drivers heading east on Third Avenue in Alexandria are putting themselves, pedestrians and other drivers in danger when they try to turn...
September 14, 2018 - 7:11am
September 13, 2018
Walz, Johnson speak in Alexandria
More than 200 county commissioners, other elected officials, and key staff from across Minnesota heard from gubernatorial candidates Hennepin...
September 13, 2018 - 4:54pm
September 11, 2018
Vice president calls Alexandrian a hero in 9-11 address
In his remarks at the Sept. 11 observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to several...
September 11, 2018 - 5:09pm
September 10, 2018
New water director impressed with plant
The new director of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District has only been on the job three days but he likes what he sees. Introduced at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting, Scott Gilbertson said he's impressed with the district's wastewater treatment plant, its superintendents...
September 10, 2018 - 9:18pm
Council revises hangar leases
At the request of the Alexandria Airport Commission, the Alexandria City Council agreed to revise a few items in the leasing conditions of the T-hangar at the airport. New language was added that allows tenants to have more than one aircraft in a hangar. Another revision concerns...
September 10, 2018 - 9:17pm
September 7, 2018
Minnesota Department of Human Services takes steps to help in opioid crisis
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Human Services is offering training for anyone wanting to use the overdose reversal drug Naloxone and...
September 7, 2018 - 4:06pm
Budget items approved by county commissioners: County fair receives $15,000
The Douglas County Board approved a $15,000 appropriation to the Douglas County Agriculture Association, which runs the county fair, at its budget meeting Tuesday afternoon. Along with the ag association, commissioners approved several other appropriations at the Tuesday meeting....
September 7, 2018 - 7:48am
County board approves doubling solid waste fee in 2019: First increase since 2005
Douglas County taxpayers will see the solid waste fee from Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management double on next year's tax statements. Steve Vrchota, executive director of the waste-to-energy facility, asked for the increase at the regular Douglas County Board meeting Tuesday morning...
September 7, 2018 - 6:54am
September 6, 2018
Board approves armored vehicle: $250,000 purchase to replace 1983 vehicle
An equipment purchase by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office caused quite a bit of controversy at a Douglas County Board budget meeting Tuesday...
September 6, 2018 - 4:45pm
September 5, 2018
New IDs will be ready next month, but Minnesotans have two years to switch over
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning next month, but they will have two years to obtain...
September 5, 2018 - 6:07pm
Federal farm aid to start Sept. 4
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced details about payments it will make to farmers whose crop profits will likely suffer in the trade war between the U.S. and China. Farmers should apply for payments through the Farm Service Agency after their crops are completely harvested....
September 5, 2018 - 12:12pm
Residents debate fate of Osakis Liquor Store
A state-required public hearing to discuss the fate of the city-owned Osakis Liquor Store drew many questions about its profitability, but most...
September 5, 2018 - 8:09am
August 29, 2018
Douglas County gets insurance dividend
The Douglas County Board received notice at its Aug. 21 budget meeting that the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust will issue a $146,552 dividend back to the county. Stephanie Hadler from the coordinator's department acts as Douglas County's risk manager and is the liaison...
August 29, 2018 - 12:12pm
August 27, 2018
Council member survives heart attack
Alexandria City Council member Todd Jensen nearly died on Sunday, Aug. 19. In the heat and humidity of a sweltering afternoon, he'd been cleaning...
August 27, 2018 - 11:43pm
City Hall's future under study
Will Alexandria's City Hall need major upgrades in the next 20 to 30 years? The city is about to find out. At Monday's meeting, the Alexandria...
August 27, 2018 - 11:42pm