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Survey says – Big Ole pinpointed to the millimeter

Survey says – Big Ole pinpointed to the millimeter

Seeing a surveyor working on the side of a road or in a field is usually the first clue that something new is coming through – maybe a new road or building. But what exactly are surveyors doing with that leggy equipment?

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Census shows big growth

Finally, 10,000. Alexandria’s official population has topped the 10,000 mark – a goal that city leaders have been pursuing for decades. It can help the city get more state and federal aid and add to its economic clout by appearing on the “radar” for companies looking for the right demographic mix to support their business.

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Local doctor one of first to use new urine flow medical device

Local doctor one of first to use new urine flow medical device

We all do it, it’s a natural process – passing urine is the body’s way of getting rid of waste. However, for men with urinary obstruction, urinating is not an easy process. A local company has taken the initiative to develop a medical device that offers relief for men suffering from reduced urine flow as a result of an enlarged prostate.

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Confused about taxes?

Confused about taxes?

Douglas County property owners will get some mail this week that may leave them looking at how long their arms are and wondering if they have to wear shorts to sell their home. Not to worry. In a letter to the Echo Press, Keith Albertsen, Douglas County assessor, explained the documents that residents will receive in an attempt to demystify the perplexing puzzle of property taxes.

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A gift of independence

A gift of independence

DeAnn Runge of Alexandria was a senior in high school when she set her sights on getting a dog. She was looking for more than just companionship – she was seeking greater independence.

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Jefferson High School students named to 2011 honor band

The following Jefferson High School band students were selected as members of the 2011 Concordia–Moorhead College Honor Band Festival:

State Class AAA girls' basketball: Cardinals are fourth

State Class AAA girls' basketball: Cardinals are fourth

Alexandria fell to Benilde-St. Margaret's in the final state tourney game

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Twins' broadcasts move solely to Fox Sports North

Local Twins' fans must rely on cable, satellite and radio broadcasts

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Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/556/50/50/ CAPITOL CHATTER
Analysis: Sharp contrasts separate Johnson and Dayton
Jeff Johnson was 8 years old when Mark Dayton got involved in government, working for then-U.S. Sen. Walter Mondale. Since then, Dayton has traveled the state for 39 years, getting to know issues tha...
8/18/14 at 9:44 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/266/50/50/ MORE WITH MORKEN
Alexandria girls enter the state track meet vying for multiple titles
The Alexandria girls track and field team has some top-level talent that is ready to be on display at the state meet that runs this Friday and Saturday at Hamline University. Head coach Meghan Orgema...
6/5/14 at 2:13 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/470/50/50/ THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY
Teachers, Professors make use of Areavoices in the classroom
One of the trends that I'm loving here on Areavoices is our growth in classroom blogs. Having students publish their schoolwork (as part of their schoolwork) is gaining in momentum. I'm so glad teach...
10/9/13 at 2:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/15/50/50/ ALL ABOUT FOOD
Got Vegetables? Make Soup
It can be a challenge cooking for two. When I made a big batch of Baked Garden Vegetable Stack the other day, I had a lot of tender vegetables left over. I turned them into creamy soup in 30 minutes...
8/22/12 at 6:00 AM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1101/50/50/ HEALTHBEAT
'Looks older than stated age'
Pity the young, pretty blonde doctor who's constantly mistaken for being less accomplished than she truly is. "Sexism is alive and well in medicine," Dr. Elizabeth Horn lamented in a guest post this ...
8/19/14 at 10:06 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/817/50/50/ MS. SIMPLICITY
Boxing Up A Life
As I prepare to pack up my middle son and send him on his way to college 250 miles away, I am reminded by some advice a friend of mine gave me when I did this two years ago, if I was to cry, it could ...
8/17/14 at 1:31 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1231/50/50/ THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA
Riding the waves and getting sea sick
Rolling along on this section of I-94 heading east is like riding a wild bronco lots of bucking. You better be seat belted in or youre going to go flying. Between the frost heaves that remain after t...
8/14/14 at 12:37 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/649/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Wisconsin announces duck season framework, new crossbow season
Wisconsin duck hunters will have a 60-day season opening Sept. 27, the Department of Natural Resources announced today . Waterfowl breeding populations in 2014 are mostly good to excellent in Wisconsi...
8/13/14 at 10:04 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/943/50/50/ REAL MONEY
Vintage vid: The Village Financial Resource Center in the 1980s
A look at The Village Financial Resource Center from a 1980s video about The Village. There are some awesome 80s clothes and facial hair herein to be sure ... Enjoy! If you're struggling with financi...
7/30/14 at 9:50 AM

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