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Steele resigns from license bureau: Crotteau is appointed interim director
Flag for veterans to stop in Alexandria as part of Patriot Tour
First responders to be honored at Viking Speedway
Law Enforcement Blotter: May 20-23
WATCH: Jake Patterson sentencing for Closs kidnapping, murders
Track and field: Area athletes qualify for Section 6A meet
Softball: B-E’s strong season comes to an end, WCA advances
Golf: Osakis girls get in final regular-season meet at Albany
Baseball: Osakis drops pitchers’ duel at Royalton in finale
Baseball: Peterson’s early home run helps Alex finish off CLC title
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
Good Gravy Harvey Bolstad is 80!
Good Gravy Harvey Bolstad is 80!
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Darwin Odell Odens
Mary E. Husted
Marjorie "Marge" Dawald
Blake F. Jaskowiak
Letter to the Editor: Big Ole is a well-liked character for most
Letter to the Editor: Neighbors oppose sale of church to county
Commentary: Healthy guilt vs. destructive shame
Letter to the Editor: Sexual revolution of the 1960s was a fraud
1994: Fish restrictions placed on two more lakes
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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
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May 3, 2019
Standing up against violence: Local companies accept 'Peace Challenge'
Twenty businesses accepted Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson's "Peace Challenge" last Friday by agreeing to take a stand against domestic abuse and...
May 3, 2019 - 11:05am
March 14, 2019
Girl Scouts shown role models
Two Girl Scout troops got a treat recently when they met with a panel of four influential women that included Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson....
March 14, 2019 - 9:32am
March 7, 2019
In the Know: New year - new attitudes
The last article I wrote was in December and I definitely thought the next time I wrote this article we would be looking around the corner at...
March 7, 2019 - 7:32am
January 25, 2019
Housing: big demand, high prices
Finding affordable homes in Alexandria is difficult — mostly because home prices are higher here than in other comparable communities....
January 25, 2019 - 7:43am
December 5, 2018
In the Know: Christmas season begins!
It's Christmas time in the Lakes Area! The lights are lit and hopefully everyone has the Christmas spirit — it is a great time in our area! There are lots of fun activities including: snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing. There are also lots of indoor activities at our schools...
December 5, 2018 - 6:20pm
October 9, 2018
Alexandria police to get body cams in December
Alexandria police officers are expected to start wearing body cameras starting in December. On Monday evening, the Alexandria City Council approved...
October 9, 2018 - 5:06pm
September 12, 2018
In the Know: Body cams, budgets and baseball
School will have started as you read this — you may wonder as I do — where did the summer go. The city was certainly busy with tourists...
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
June 28, 2018
In the Know: Caring makes Alexandria unique
Summer in the Alexandria area makes our whole area swell with people and we are so fortunate that it does! I am so proud of our city and surrounding...
June 28, 2018 - 4:56am
June 20, 2018
New rec site raises questions
Questions are swirling around a plan to build a $5 million facility for Lakes Area Recreation on the former Jefferson High School site in Alexandria...
June 20, 2018 - 4:17pm
March 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Get engaged in your community
Engage is my word for the year and this is the perfect time for us to "get engaged!" With the nicer weather we will be outside doing our spring...
March 21, 2018 - 10:42am
January 3, 2018
IN THE KNOW: The word for 2018: Engage
Happy 2018! I feel so privileged to be the first person to write the "In the Know" column for 2018 for this area! We are going to have a great...
January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
October 19, 2017
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
Fall in Alexandria! There is no place more beautiful that this area in the fall! The changing colors are really amazing and we are truly blessed...
October 19, 2017 - 11:03am
August 25, 2017
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
There are some very happy carp these days, poking around in Lake Winona's shallow waters. They take part of the blame for a lake so yucky that...
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am