The Alexandria community hosts hundreds of conventions and conferences each year and this weekend, the spotlight is on a convention with a local connection.
The Alexandria Jaycees organization will host the spring Minnesota Jaycees State Convention this weekend. Talk about this topic
While many Minnesota lakes are still covered by a thick layer of ice, the open water fishing season is just around the corner and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is already gearing up for this year's fight against zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). Talk about this topic
The driver of a semi that rolled and spilled its load of Diet Coke bottles on Interstate 94 near Alexandria early Wednesday had been put out of service at the I-94 weigh station in Moorhead about six hours before the crash, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, represents part of Douglas County in District 12A and voted in favor of the House bill today to allow same-sex civil marriage. He e-mailed the following explanation of his vote: Talk about this topic
Anticipation. Frustration. Elation. Love. Anger. Patience. Impatience. Today's House vote on gay marriage attracted the range of emotion as Minnesotans began arriving at the Capitol this morning. A midday start was anticipated for debate on a bill that would allow same-sex marriages in the state.
Economic recovery is reaching Minnesotans unequally, according to a statewide survey released by the Blandin Foundation. The real-time snapshot of community issues, perceptions and priorities among rural Minnesota residents, called Rural Pulse, demonstrated that demand for living-wage jobs far outweighs all other concerns. Talk about this topic
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Key Club recently sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive at JHS in Alexandria. The Red Cross was able to collect 40 units of blood, with 95 percent of the donors having donated for the first time. Talk about this topic
The Brandon-Evansville Charger Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently returned from participating in the State Conference and Competition held April 11-13 in Bloomington.