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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
Volleyball: Cards fend off Rocori in five after an early 2-0 advantage
Boys soccer: Cardinals content after hanging with Apollo
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
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
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
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
David F. Rau
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
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
June 20, 2018
What's happening in old Kmart building?
The newspaper has received a few phone calls from readers wondering about the building that once housed Kmart along Highway 29 South in Alexandria,...
June 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
You asked: When will County Road 12 reopen?
Residents who haven't been able to drive on County Road 12 north of Garfield this summer are wondering: When will the roadwork end? The road has been closed between Garfield and County Road 58 shortly after the $1.2 million project began this past July. A detour was set up on County...
October 20, 2017 - 11:32am
September 30, 2017
You asked: Which way at the one-ways?
Although they are quite confusing, the road construction signs on the Walmart frontage road by Taco Bell are "kind of funny" and not how they...
September 30, 2017 - 7:39am
April 20, 2017
YOU ASKED: What's with the graffiti around town?
Graffiti is not a new problem, nor is it a problem unique to the Alexandria area. But recently, the word "rise" has been spray painted in numerous...
April 20, 2017 - 6:26am
April 14, 2017
You Asked: 'What do I do with yard waste?'
Some Douglas County residents are wondering why Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management is no longer offering yard waste drop-off services. One reader...
April 14, 2017 - 11:43am
April 7, 2017
Tree cutting at Brophy Park part of bigger plans
What happened to all the trees at Lake Brophy Park? Why are they all being cut down? These are questions being raised by numerous people in...
April 7, 2017 - 11:42am
February 16, 2017
You asked: What happened to hospital's chapel?
A reader sent us a letter to the editor, printed in today's issue, that asks what happened to the chapel that used to be at the Douglas County...
February 16, 2017 - 8:50am
January 4, 2017
YOU ASKED: What's with the military airplanes at the airport?
Flashing red lights at night over Chandler Field at the Alexandria Municipal Airport has one reader wondering what is going on. The reader noticed a lot of activity at the airport and thought it looked like military aircraft flying in and out of the airport. "With all the things...
January 4, 2017 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
YOU ASKED: What are the rules surrounding panhandlers?
In the warmer months, it is not rare to see panhandlers around Alexandria, particularly near Walmart and Doolittles Woodfire Grill. A reader asked what the rules are surrounding such circumstances, and if the behavior is allowed. According to Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels,...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
October 21, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who owns the tennis courts?
It may not be the right season for tennis right now, but we've had several readers ask who owns the tennis courts on the corner of Jefferson...
October 21, 2016 - 6:30am
August 10, 2016
What do you do if you get pulled over?
You're driving along when all of a sudden you glance in your rearview mirror and see a sight you don't want to see: red and blue flashing lights. The familiar sound of a police siren drowns out the music coming from your stereo. You panic and realize you are getting pulled over. Now...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who owns a lake?
Who owns a lake? If your land runs all the way around a lake, can others legally access it if there is no public access? What is an environmental...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
YOU ASKED: Will sidewalks be built on Scenic Heights Road?
A reader sent the newspaper a question about Scenic Heights Road, a heavily traveled street that connects from McKay Avenue and provides a route...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can something be done about old signs?
We've all seen them hanging around town, long after anyone wants to see them. They're outdated and just no longer useful. They're old signs for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Alexandria's flag pole has rich history
Does the city of Alexandria have a flag pole? How about an official city flag? Readers recently asked the newspaper those questions and the answer...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am