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MN Capitol notebook: The budget fights begin, 'early win' faces turmoil in St. Paul
Eastbound I-94 near Barnesville reopens
Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 19-21
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
Priest says 'fear has overtaken' him since attack
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Feb. 23.
Girls basketball: Knights put up 95 in eighth straight win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska avenges 30-point loss by beating state-ranked BOLD
Boys basketball: Osakis will welcome in Melrose at 23-0 after BBE win
Girls basketball: Kohler discusses win No. 600 as she joins elite company
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....
Dylan Kriese- Rachel Jones
Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
June Ella Davis
Eva Mae Strazzabosco
Ellsworth L. Molden
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
Letter to the Editor: Leading from the heart can be unwise
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
New rule strives to make hospital prices clearer
Farmers must file Ashby elevator claims by March 23: Lawyer estimates bond may cover 3.5 cents on a dollar
Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
Cancer, company create crowd at ice fishing event
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
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February 2, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Worst president in history
To the editor: Well, Greg (Jan. 11 letter, "Election is over — Franson won") the holidays are also over, but the next election is yet to start! As you recall, Franson won by the skin of her teeth that one time (2012). Sad that the worst President in American history had the...
February 2, 2019 - 10:18am
February 1, 2019
Commentary: B-E schools showing their age
By Don Peschel, superintendent of Brandon-Evansville School District In my last column, I wrote about our recent work to understand the enrollment changes facing our school district and the assessment of the adequacy of our classrooms and other learning areas. In addition to these...
February 1, 2019 - 5:14pm
January 31, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Isn't Mexico supposed to pay for wall?
To the editor: In response to Jim Barrett's Jan. 23 letter, "Are border walls really immoral?" I don't know if you have forgotten, but I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall? Trump has said repeatedly that Mexico would pay for the wall. During his rowdy rallies, his classic...
January 31, 2019 - 10:51am
January 28, 2019
Commentary: How to break the cycle of drug abuse
Editor's note: The following commentary was submitted by an area high school student. Because of the legally sensitive allegations raised in the letter, we are not including her name. When I was younger, I loved to go to my mom's house for the week, because I knew that my mother...
January 28, 2019 - 9:40am
January 24, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Are border walls really immoral?
To the editor: U.S. Representative (Democratic House Leader) Nancy Pelosi suggests our southern walls are "immoral," therefore no new walls need be built. Logic would suggest tearing down all existing border walls, as they too, by association, are "immoral." At the same time, to...
January 24, 2019 - 10:32pm
Letter to the Editor: Be mindful of trail use this winter
To the editor: If you are out and about this winter and enjoying the many great places that the Alexandria area has to offer, please be mindful that cross-country skiing trails are for skiers only (unless otherwise marked). It is a lot of work to groom and maintain a ski trail, so...
January 24, 2019 - 6:33am
January 23, 2019
Letter to the Editor: County Board should add evening meeting
To the editor: I was disappointed to see the Douglas County Board meeting schedule for 2019. The meetings are once again scheduled during business hours, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for working county residents to attend and participate. What is the rationale for...
January 23, 2019 - 9:33am
January 21, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Broadband initiative contains major flaw
To the editor: Rural communities are increasingly depending on high-speed internet to complete an education and talk to their doctors. Meanwhile, connecting to broadband internet has become a necessity in today's digital economy. As we advance deeper into the 21st century, broadband...
January 21, 2019 - 7:14am
January 20, 2019
Letter to the Editor: A solution to the salt problem - new tires
To the editor: I read your article about the ongoing salt problem ("What to do about salt," Jan. 4) with interest. I am a Smithsonian subscriber so I've been thinking about it for a while. Rebates from the government for high efficiency water softeners is a great idea. In a free...
January 20, 2019 - 12:13pm
January 14, 2019
Letter to the editor: Election is over -- Franson won
To the editor: Judd Hoff (Dec. 19 letter) and Larry Leighton (Jan. 2 letter) — I don't know if anyone has told you but the election is over. The majority has spoken and like it or not, Mary Franson has won. Maybe for the holidays take a break from politics and then you could...
January 14, 2019 - 8:34am
Letter to the editor: Hungry for positive leadership in government
To the editor: I write this in the middle of our government shutdown. We are anxious and hungry for positive government leadership in our executive and legislative branches of government. My recent readings have included two books I highly recommend to help us focus on leadership...
January 14, 2019 - 8:33am
Letter to the editor: Pull-tab charities are overtaxed
To the editor: Can you, my fellow citizens of the Alexandria lakes area, please stop and explain to our local non-profit pull-tab charity leadership and members, what the term "screwed royally" is by our nine area Republican legislators?
January 14, 2019 - 8:31am
January 10, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Governor says goodbye
To the editor: My fellow Minnesotans, thank you. I am deeply grateful for the chance to serve as our great state's governor for the past eight years. In 2010, I promised "A Better Minnesota." Working together, we have kept that pledge. Gov. Mark Dayton St. Paul, MN
January 10, 2019 - 12:13pm
January 8, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Average Americans acting with vision
To the editor: Thank you for your in-depth article about Connie Hammje and her business, Dutch House caramels (Dec. 28), who has created a successful thriving business in our area through diligence, tenacity and plain hard work. We all need to be reminded from time to time that it...
January 8, 2019 - 7:30am
January 7, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Don't ignore stop sign near Starbucks
To the editor: A big thumbs down to people exiting the new Starbucks in Alexandria and heading west. There is a stop sign that people are ignoring at the corner of the frontage road. Many folks are stopped at the frontage road in front of Doolittles and intend on turning left to...
January 7, 2019 - 8:00am