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MN Capitol notebook: The budget fights begin, 'early win' faces turmoil in St. Paul
Eastbound I-94 near Barnesville reopens
Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 19-21
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
Priest says 'fear has overtaken' him since attack
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Feb. 23.
Girls basketball: Knights put up 95 in eighth straight win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska avenges 30-point loss by beating state-ranked BOLD
Boys basketball: Osakis will welcome in Melrose at 23-0 after BBE win
Girls basketball: Kohler discusses win No. 600 as she joins elite company
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dylan Kriese- Rachel Jones
Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
June Ella Davis
Eva Mae Strazzabosco
Ellsworth L. Molden
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
Letter to the Editor: Leading from the heart can be unwise
4-H holds county competition
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
New rule strives to make hospital prices clearer
Farmers must file Ashby elevator claims by March 23: Lawyer estimates bond may cover 3.5 cents on a dollar
Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
Cancer, company create crowd at ice fishing event
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
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January 14, 2019
New manager being hired for Viking Plaza Mall
Scot Snitker said he is done — for now. Snitker, a national portfolio manager and partner of Lexington Realty International, was the manager...
January 14, 2019 - 7:53am
December 12, 2018
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
It's not the kind of news anyone wants to hear during the busy holiday shopping season: two more Alexandria stores are closing. First Payless...
December 12, 2018 - 6:19am
December 7, 2018
Creating a culture of mutual support: Adapting is part of survival
Online shopping has changed the face of local retail nationwide. As people increasingly choose the convenience of ordering products by a click...
December 7, 2018 - 12:05pm
Retail is reinventing itself: Education, customer service among keys for area stores
West Central Initiative, an organization that works to strengthen the economy in nine west-central Minnesota counties, has turned its attention...
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 1, 2018
Area stores finding ways to reach customers: Gift shop adds online sales
Online shopping can be a threat to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. However, it can also be the key that helps them thrive. "If we didn't...
December 1, 2018 - 8:45am
November 30, 2018
Surviving and thriving: Retailers share what's working around the region
In the time it takes to read this sentence, a shopper is able to take their phone, quickly search up something they want on Amazon and with a...
November 30, 2018 - 12:44pm
November 7, 2018
Modeling takes off in Alexandria: Shops turn to local models to grow customer base
If you're downtown much, you might notice young women posing for photos on sidewalks, wooden stairs, near electrical boxes, against brick walls....
November 7, 2018 - 6:09am
October 14, 2018
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Alexandria has been singled out as the state's Retail Community of the Year. The city was presented with the award Tuesday in St. Louis Park...
October 14, 2018 - 7:53am
September 7, 2018
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
Indiana-based technology firm CSC Generation was named the successful bidder in acquiring the intellectual property of Bon-Ton, court documents...
September 7, 2018 - 2:54pm
August 31, 2018
Back in business? Herberger’s announces comeback days after closing all stores nationwide
Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after former retail giant Herberger’s shuttered all of its locations for good nationwide, a greeting...
August 31, 2018 - 1:59pm
Herberger's closing brings sadness, questions
Terry Dalluge, her mother Grace Christensen and sister Kim Stich were making their way to Herberger's in the Viking Plaza Mall Tuesday when they...
August 31, 2018 - 5:41am
July 18, 2018
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Judy Meyer has been in the retail business her whole life. In seventh grade, she worked at a store in St. Paul owned by her father, Carl Watrud,...
July 18, 2018 - 5:02am
July 12, 2018
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
The pending sheriff's sale of the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria has been postponed again by its lender, mall manager Scott Snitker said this week. First set for June 14, the sale was postponed to Friday, July 20, and is now set for Thursday, Aug. 23, he said.
July 12, 2018 - 4:55pm
June 8, 2018
Foreclosure sale of mall postponed
The pending sheriff's sale of Viking Plaza Mall that had been set for next week has been postponed until July 20, a Douglas County sheriff's...
June 8, 2018 - 6:56am
April 25, 2018
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Herberger's first opened its doors in Alexandria in 1963. But the company got its start in 1890 when George F. Herberger and his brother, Frank,...
April 25, 2018 - 12:21pm