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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
on the street
May 2, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Gift shows community's support
As I sit down to write this column, something I enjoy very much, I reflect on how amazing the members of our community really are. I consider it to be a great privilege to be able to not only live and work in such a fine community, but to have the opportunity to interact with the...
May 2, 2018 - 8:32am
February 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Are you ready to take the plunge?
It's hard to believe that the Polar Plunge has been happening in Alexandria for over a decade already. Perhaps some of our community already...
February 15, 2018 - 9:19am
January 18, 2018
Fire investigation: Cause of death released but not ID
A preliminary autopsy indicates that the cause of death for the 19-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Alexandria Monday was smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide toxicity. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, toxicology studies are pending...
January 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
November 29, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A street cop's office: the squad car
The first Ford Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line a little more than 100 years ago. This was considered the first automobile that was widely available and affordable to the general public and would change the way people got from place to place forever. This of course...
November 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
September 13, 2017
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 4, 2017
Friday prayer vigil planned for missing teen
An anonymous donor has upped the reward amount for finding Jasmine Block of Alexandria, who has been missing for nearly one month. According...
September 4, 2017 - 11:27am
August 12, 2017
Letter: Partnerships are essential for a safety
To the editor: On behalf of the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on Aug....
August 12, 2017 - 8:42am
August 1, 2017
Community Night Out is a winner
Delila Gerdes rode away a winner at the annual Community Night Out on Tuesday in Alexandria's City Park. Delila, 4, was one of the lucky winners...
August 1, 2017 - 7:42pm
July 28, 2017
Police chief, sheriff set up timetable for adding body cams
The possibility of Alexandria police officers and Douglas County sheriff's deputies using body cameras is coming more into focus. During an informal...
July 28, 2017 - 11:04am
June 15, 2017
In the Know: Council support helps police
Partnerships between the community and the Alexandria Police Department is of the utmost importance when it comes to setting goals and steering the course for this agency. Those of you that read this column with any regularity have heard me talk about it before and I will continue...
June 15, 2017 - 8:43am
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
April 13, 2017
In the Know: How credible is breaking news?
The explosion of technology, whether that is social media or the constant barrage of the various news outlets, has certainly changed how law enforcement conducts business from time to time. The average person has Internet access right in their pocket today. Because of this convenience,...
April 13, 2017 - 3:49pm
March 3, 2017
Where are the sex offenders?
When people hear that a sex offender is moving to their town, alarm bells ring in their heads. Another one? Why are they moving here? Should...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00am
January 18, 2017
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
"People shouldn't be managed, they should be led." This was just one of the take-aways Alexandria Police Captain Scott Kent came home with after...
January 18, 2017 - 8:38am
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
I was fortunate enough during my career to have the opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in 2003. Our agency has now sent another member of the organization to the academy. Captain Scott Kent has returned from Quantico, Virginia and the...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am