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Alexandria turkey visits governor
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 18
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
hires and promotions
on the street
November 9, 2017
Families gather at Runestone Museum for Haunted History Night
The first-ever Haunted History Night at the Runestone Museum on Friday, Oct. 27, was deemed a success, as families turned out to listen to ghost...
November 9, 2017 - 11:27am
August 4, 2017
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
The Runestone Museum made a change in leadership as former executive director Jim Bergquist took a job at Alexandria Technical and Community...
August 4, 2017 - 6:49am
June 21, 2017
Alexandria could triple in size this weekend with several big events
It is safe to say that Alexandria residents will not be at a loss for activities this weekend. Consider this: a cowboy shootout at the Runestone...
June 21, 2017 - 8:04am
May 26, 2017
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
Two Alexandria museums will feature new exhibits for the summer season, ranging from nature photography to Minnesota boats to the Ice Age. ...
May 26, 2017 - 8:52am
February 1, 2017
Big Oles and Little Lenas
Music and laughter could be heard inside the Runestone Museum on Friday, Jan. 27, as the inaugural "Big Ole — Little Lena Ball," a father...
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
It's time for fathers to escort their daughters to an evening of dancing and entertainment. The Big Ole — Little Lena Ball will be held...
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
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
November 30, 2016
Christmas spirit lights up in Alexandria
The Christmas season officially kicked off in Alexandria Friday night with the annual lighting ceremony on North Broadway. The ceremony was part...
November 30, 2016 - 9:18am
November 26, 2016
Christmas season lights up in Alexandria - w/video
The Christmas season kicked off in Alexandria Friday night with the annual lighting ceremony of the downtown Christmas lights. The ceremony...
November 26, 2016 - 10:02am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
The Runestone Museum will present its annual Christmas in the Fort, featuring the Parade of Trees, on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fort Alexandria. This holiday celebration is free and open to the public. Santa will make an appearance, and goodies and cider will be served....
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
September 30, 2016
Runestone Museum makes television appearance
The Runestone Museum is once again making a television appearance. The Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature the Runestone Museum on its program Friday, Sept. 30. The show will air at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Mysteries at the Museum, hosted by Don Wildman,...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
If you drive by the Runestone Museum, you'll notice it has a new look. As part of its 2016 effort to remodel and beautify the exterior of the museum building, which also houses the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the museum's board of directors voted to purchase new awnings....
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
Big Ole has a fresh paint job, and next week, he'll briefly have an accessory to complement it. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
End is near for Big Ole repairs
Big Ole, in all his 28-foot-tall fiberglass stature, is getting closer and closer to being completely repaired. Some unforeseen circumstances...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Big Ole stands vulnerable; new shield to be built
Big Ole is looking a bit vulnerable this week. The Fiberglas giant was forced to set down his shield. Structural and aesthetic repairs continue...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am