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Teenagers arrested after armed home invasion in Alexandria
Kat's cats: Local bookstore serves as foster home for Beltrami Humane Society cats
Cass Lake man enters guilty plea in shooting
Richmond woman pleads not guilty to burglary
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers host Ohio State to open second half
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU ends 2014 at Crookston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji downs East Grand Forks for first win
WRESTLING: Bemidji takes down Grand Rapids
SKIING: Bemidji finishes in the middle at Mt. Itasca
Evert Bernhard Wickstrom
Timothy Wayne Goodman
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Niskanen birthday celebration
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
November 28, 2012
Lodging tax receipts up in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 3 percent lodging tax in Alexandria is generating big bucks for promoting the local tourism scene. Through the first nine months of this year, the tax has raised more than $200,000 and is on track to eclipse last year’s record-breaking mark of $237,153 by...
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November 28, 2012 - 7:25am
November 21, 2012
GOP likes judge’s fix for ballot mistakes
By Al Edenloff and Don Davis, Forum Communications ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Republicans think a judge’s Tuesday decision gives them an advantage to winning a tight Minnesota legislative election headed to a recount. A Douglas County judge approved a request by Rep. Marry Franson, R-Alexandria,...
November 21, 2012 - 12:09am
Minnesota cities compete for ‘Prettiest Painted Places’
Four Minnesota communities will vie with nearly 200 nominees from other states to be named of the Paint Quality Institute’s “Prettiest Painted Places in America.” . Here are the competition’s descriptions of the Minnesota communities: Alexandria: Surrounded by lakes and resorts...
September 21, 2012 - 11:04am
September 5, 2012
Alexandria manufacturer cuts 30 jobs
(AEP) ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- ITW Heartland in Alexandria, a precision manufacturing firm, is eliminating about 30 jobs and closing its assembly business segment. ITW Heartland will continue to employ about 80 people in two other business segments, Servicing the machining and specialty...
September 5, 2012 - 9:45am
August 31, 2012
Gun-point robbery reported at Alexandria video store
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- An armed robbery was reported at Premiere Video in Alexandria just before midnight Wednesday. Alexandria police officers responded to a 911 call and were told an employee who was closing up for the night was robbed at gunpoint. There were no physical injuries...
August 31, 2012 - 3:12am
Wind turbine rejected after neighbors protest
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – The Douglas County Commission has rejected a proposed wind tower in Osakis after voiced opposition. The Douglas County Planning Commission approved property owner Barbara Trisco’s request to add the tower, with conditions, at its August 15 meeting, however,...
August 31, 2012 - 3:06am
July 27, 2012
Large residential development planned in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A development large enough for 1,200 residents is moving ahead in southeast Alexandria across from the new high school near Lake Burgen. LBR Properties is pursuing the 54-acre development known as Stonemanor, east of Pioneer Road. LBR plans to build eight...
July 27, 2012 - 8:41am
April 20, 2012
Alexandria woman killed, authorities need public's help locating Osakis man
ALEXANDRIA - Thursday afternoon, the body of 38-year-old Sharon Christina Love was found in her Alexandria home and local law enforcement is asking for the public's help in locating a man who was last seen leaving Love's home. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Love's...
April 20, 2012 - 12:05pm
December 23, 2011
Sanford to merge with Alexandria clinic
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Broadway Medical Center and Sanford Health announced Thursday that they have signed a "definitive agreement" to merge effective Jan. 1. Broadway Medical Center will become Sanford Health Broadway Clinic. It has 25 physicians and providers as well as a staff of...
December 23, 2011 - 6:58am