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Funds for White Earth land purchase rejected
READER PHOTO: Sunset on Turtle River Lake
READER PHOTO: Sunset on Lake Plantagenet
Bird's eye view: Bemidji high schoolers help raptors live the high life
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U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
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Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
VIDEO: Chinese band visits Bemidji area this week
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
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Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Scott Brener: Let’s explore new funding mechanisms
Stanley Crouch: Blues in the lions’ den
Jim Hightower: Finally, some common sense on medical marijuana
Bob Franken: Pete and the pope
Heidi Omerza: It’s time for the Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
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...
news / region
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