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More room for students, Hwy 29 crash update, A Medora Christmas and More
Tue Nov 29 06:30:00 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Wednesday’s paper:

 

  • A new four-story, 60,000-square-foot student housing building for the Alexandria Technical and Community College is in the works.
  • Two people died from their injuries in two-vehicle crash near Carlos on Highway 29 that sent seven people to the hospital.
  • A Medora Christmas show will take place in Alexandria.
  • Alexandria girls’ Nov. 22, hockey game against Brainerd-Little Falls ends in tie.
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Building Going Bananas, Memory lane Revisited, Where Are They Now and More
Wed Nov 23 08:30:21 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Friday’s paper:

  • Building activity continues at a torrid pace in Alexandria; more than $31 million worth of construction was reported by the city’s building department in just one month, October.
  • The Alexandria Art Guild opened a new store on Broadway, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
  • 10 classmates from Alexandria Technical and Community College's first and second law enforcement classes — the classes of 1969 and 1970 — met over brunch at Travelers Inn along with a retired law enforcement instructor.
  • In sports, find out how nine area athletes are doing since they graduated from high school.
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Property Taxes on the Rise, Christmas Traditions and New Twists, Purple for Hannah and More
Tue Nov 22 06:30:00 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Wednesday’s paper:

  • Douglas County property owners received a surprise in their proposed property tax notices – big increases in property value.
  • Christmas events will kick off the holiday season in Alexandria Friday.
  • In Life, a Minnewaska student raises money and awareness for epilepsy.
  • In Sports, the Card swim and dive team earned medals at the state tournament
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Comments from Corral Owner, Millerville Went Blue, 2,000 Backpacks FIlled and More
Thu Nov 17 08:26:22 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Friday’s paper:

  • Comments from one of the owners of the Corral in Nelson on the Monday, Nov. 14 fire.
  • During the November election, the tiny, conservative city of Millerville in northwestern Douglas County became the only precinct to favor DFLer Tim Walz over GOP candidate Scott Jensen for governor.
  • More than 2,000 backpacks were packed during the United Way luncheon
  • Libraries have changed over the years and Dawn Dailey, director of the Douglas County Library, shares her thoughts about it. 
  • Alexandria girls hockey clinches a win over Fergus Falls with an overtime goal.
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Fire at the Nelson Corral, Veterans Day at Reach, Pickleball on the Rise and More
Tue Nov 15 17:31:06 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Wednesday’s paper:

  • Four fire departments battled a blaze at The Corral, a popular restaurant in Nelson. We have photos and video.
  • Veterans Day ceremonies took place at Reach Church in Alexandria. We have highlights.
  • The Rune development received an extension for when the work will be completed.
  • In Life, Pickleball is growing in Alexandria.
  • In Sports, the Alexandria girls swim and dive team finished second in the sections.
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Election Coverage, Sacred Journey Academy, Kalon Mental Health Services and More
Thu Nov 10 13:39:17 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Friday’s paper:

  • Turnout, results and trends from Tuesday’s midterm elections in Douglas County.
  • Sacred Journey Academy to offer K-8 classes in Alexandria
  • Alexandria's Kalon Prep Academy provides multiple mental health services for its students
  • Alexandria Area High School senior Hannah Boraas sings with Montana State University’s women’s golf program.
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104 Year Old Veteran, Unicorn Run, Choose Your Own Adventure and More
Tue Nov 08 11:18:36 EST 2022
Here are the top stories in Wednesday’s paper:

  • 104-year-old WWII vet honored at VFW by state senator
  • Joshua Roberts of Alexandria is doing what he calls a “Unicorn Run” on Veterans Day to bring hope and raise awareness for suicide, as well as in support of Veterans and transgender people.
  • Fatal crashes drop after 'horrible' year.
  • Local author is participating in a choose-your-own-adventure-type book series.
  • Alexandria girls cross country team earns second at state
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County Commissioner Concerns, Carp Capture, FIrefighter Shortage and More
Thu Nov 03 09:16:38 EDT 2022
Here are the top stories in Friday’s paper:

  • Jim Stratton, former commissioner who has refiled for a position on the Douglas County Board, questioned per diems at Tuesday’s board meeting.
  • Over 8,000 pounds of carp removed from Lake Winona, again
  • Alexandria Fire Department has room to grow
  • Alexandria native studying music in Boston
  • Alexandria girls' volleyball beat the Rocori Spartans with a 3-1 win last Tuesday.
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Downtown Trick or Treaters, Early Voting, Zion Lutheran Retiree and More
Tue Nov 01 12:58:25 EDT 2022
Here are the top stories in Wednesday’s paper:

  • We have photos of trick-or-treaters who enjoyed beautiful Halloween weather.
  • The lodge at Theatre L’Homme Dieu is possibly being torn down and some supporters of the theater aren’t too happy. 
  • We take a look at how early voting is going in Douglas County.
  • In Life, a treacher and principal at Zion Lutheran School is retiring after devoting more than 50 years to educating students.
  • In Sports, the Alexandria football team came within one play of advancing to the section finals.
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Joint Committee Meeting, Hwy 29 Study, Cardinals Dominate Tigers and More
Thu Oct 27 09:27:22 EDT 2022
Here are the top stories in Friday’s paper:

  • Alexandria City Council and Douglas County Board met to discuss lakes, roads, THC and more. 
  • Input sought for Hwy. 29 corridor study
  • Chinese stories and ancient flutes featured at a Douglas County Library Event
  • In life, the annual crafter’s tour always draws a big crowd. 
  • In sports, the Alexandria Cardinals football team dominated the St. Cloud Tech Tigers with a 35- 6 win during the Section 8-5A opener.
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Here is the link to the Hwy 29 survey: www.dot.state.mn.us/d4/projects/hwy298thave/.

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