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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
Ventura wins suit
A split federal jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his case against the estate of an author who claimed they were in a bar fight. Attorneys from Ventura and the author's...
7/29/14 at 1:50 PM
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

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1231/50/50/ THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA
The REAL Adventures of Ole and Lena - it aint pretty
"You know, Lena, I feel like one of my butt cheeks is sitting lower than the other. How do yours feel?" "Well, Ole," I said, "Isn't that a rather personal question? I'm not sure I want to tell you, b...
7/30/14 at 10:11 PM
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
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/817/50/50/ MS. SIMPLICITY
Would You Buy This Again?
The reasons that we have clutter varies by person to person. Just like the ability to get rid of it varies from person to person. For some it is easy and they canrid themselvesof sentimental items wit...
7/29/14 at 12:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/649/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Night fishing will open July 21 on Mille Lacs Lake
The night-fishing ban for walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In past years, the Mille Lacs Lake night cl...
7/14/14 at 3:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1101/50/50/ HEALTHBEAT
When the patient becomes the doctor's caretaker
In a video interview, the anonymous doctor's frustration comes through loud and clear. She takes care of complex patients with many health needs, often working 11 or 12 hours a day, sacrificing time w...
6/24/14 at 12:55 PM

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