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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
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
Volleyball: WCA rolls over Owls in sweep
Sports briefs: Aces tryouts set for Oct. 1
Girls soccer: Defense, Reineke edge Tech for a fifth 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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June 15, 2018
What happened to you?
When Mari Heller tells people she moved halfway across the country to Minnesota, she can read their past in their response. If they say, "How...
June 15, 2018 - 10:32am
December 7, 2017
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
Kids can huff and puff all they want to test the strength of the houses they build. The "Three Little Pigs" makerspace at the Douglas County...
December 7, 2017 - 1:22pm
July 22, 2017
Celebrating butter in Millerville
Children scramble to catch flying discs and candy during the annual Millerville Butter Days Festival Saturday afternoon. Other events throughout...
July 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
May 27, 2017
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
To the editor: Our children are under attack. Suicide has always been a problem in our society, but now there are a couple of things which are glorifying and pushing it on our kids like nothing before. The first is one of those "challenge games" called "Blue Whale," which primarily...
May 27, 2017 - 8:35am
March 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Help Ronald McDonald House help families
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria MN Pop tabs. Such little things. Yet little things can make a big difference. My family spent the holidays this past year in a way no parent wants to spend them. My son Matt developed complications from an earlier surgery on his spine and doctors discovered...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 11, 2017
Heart full of hope
GRAND FORKS — Her pregnancy was progressing well when Cassie Marka headed to the clinic for a 20-week ultrasound procedure in the spring...
February 11, 2017 - 1:12pm
January 13, 2017
Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for children
Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 3 and 4. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association has more than 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. To locate a...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Dress children appropriately
To the editor: We are contacting you in concern of winter safety for children. The weather is now below freezing and can be dangerous if not wearing appropriate clothing. Children have to wait outside for the bus before school and while at school they are outside for recess. A safety...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Museum branches out
Colleen Boesen used one word to describe the future of the Runestone Museum: bright. Boesen, a long-time museum board member, said, "It's amazing...
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Now in its fourth year of the annual Toys for Kids program, the Runestone Detachment 1409, Marine Corps League, of Alexandria is requesting toy donations from the public. Toys for Kids is a community service project that is conducted annually during November and December. It distributes...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
December 2, 2016
Honor children at candlelight service
Members of the community who have been touched by the death of a child at any age, from any cause, are invited to attend a special candlelight remembrance service. The 14th annual service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 221 Seventh Ave. W.,...
December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
Ready or not, winter is here. Along with it tends to come sniffles, weight gain and the doldrums that seem to set in just after the holidays. During these cold winter months, physical activity is proven to help children and adults stay healthy, both mentally and physically. The American...
November 25, 2016 - 9:17am
November 9, 2016
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Donate books to children through Project Bookshelf
New books are a welcome gift at Christmastime. Project Bookshelf gathers new books for children ages preschool through high school for distribution with the Jingle Bells Foundation's annual Christmas baskets in December. The program serves families across Central Minnesota and is...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
The city of Carlos invites youth to attend a Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carlos Town Hall. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. This free event is co-sponsored by Carlos Lions and Liberty Livewires 4-H Club of Nelson. Children will get to show off their...
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am