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School taxes to go down, revenues up

District 206 school board members voted Monday night to decrease taxes for some area residents while increasing revenue for the school district. Yes, you heard right – school revenue will increase, but taxes may actually drop for some.

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A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light

A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light

A piece of Alexandria’s past was unexpectedly uncovered this week. On the storefront of a downtown antique shop.

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VIDEO: Cable barrier goes up on I-94 near Alexandria

VIDEO: Cable barrier goes up on I-94 near Alexandria

There’s a new cable barrier system snaking its way along a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 94 through the Alexandria area. The installation started earlier this summer and should wrap up within the next two weeks.

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No cause determined for lake home fire

No cause determined for lake home fire

An August 12 fire at a Lake L’Homme Dieu home remains under investigation but it’s likely a cause won’t be found because the fire destroyed practically everything.

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Honky Tonk Healers to perform at Maritime Gardens

Honky Tonk Healers to perform at Maritime Gardens

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Central Square announces Concert Series XI

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Osakis tennis: Silverstreaks pass first test

Osakis tennis: Silverstreaks pass first test

The No. 3 ranked Silverstreaks began play this year with a 4-3 win against 10th-ranked Melrose.

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Bitzan wins on fair night at Viking Speedway

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Logan Doyle suffers knee injury at SDSU

Logan Doyle suffers knee injury at SDSU

The former Alexandria forward will use a redshirt during his freshman season.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/257/50/50/ FORUM COMMUNICATIONS
Daily Republic wins top awards for print edition, website
PIERRE --The Daily Republic has the best print edition among the states small dailies and the best newspaper website among all South Dakota daily newspapers, according to contest judges. The print ...
4/18/14 at 4:11 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3181/50/50/ CHICZ MAGAZINE
Hard-boiled egg recipes
By Lori Mork Colored Easter eggs are a time-honored holiday tradition, but one that leaves you with an overabundance of hard-boiled eggs. You can peel and eat them as is, slice them into a Cobb salad,...
4/17/14 at 8:57 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/556/50/50/ CAPITOL CHATTER
Tired legislators take their holiday break with much done, much left
By Don Davis The looks on Minnesota legislators' faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and in...
4/16/14 at 1:58 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2926/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS
Rare bird visitor to UMC marks a first for Polk County
The University of Minnesota-Crookston reported this morning that a Eurasian tree sparrow made a stop on the campus this week. According to a UMC news release, the sighting of the bird in the Nature...
4/16/14 at 11:47 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/266/50/50/ MORE WITH MORKEN
Additional info and photos from Alexandria's game at the state tournament
The Alexandria boys' basketball team made sure to point out that they weren't satisfied with just getting to the state tournament, but that doesn't mean they couldn't appreciate the experience after a...
3/13/14 at 12:17 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3119/50/50/ ASTROBOB
Lyrid meteor shower graces the planet on Earth Day
We celebrate Earth Day this upcoming Tuesday,a time to reflect on how each of us can better our environment.It also happens to be the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrids reliably sho...
4/20/14 at 11:25 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3399/50/50/ THE PERIPHERY
Zanzibar Sneak Peeks
It's our school's Easter break, so I did what most people do over a holiday--I went to Zanzibar. *** In the spirit of being away, I kept things pretty light for my blog this week. Instead of an arti...
4/20/14 at 10:03 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/649/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
St. Louis River hustles through Jay Cooke State Park
I figured the St. Louis River would be rolling along well at Jay Cooke State Park just west of Duluth today, so the yellow dog and I went to take a look. We werent disappointed. The river was tumbli...
4/19/14 at 2:20 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1101/50/50/ HEALTHBEAT
What price for peace of mind?
The patient is eight years out from treatment for breast cancer and is doing well, but four times a year she insists on a blood test to check her inflammation levels. The test is pointless and has no...
4/18/14 at 10:54 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3166/50/50/ THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG
Reaction: MSU Football Players Refusing to Practice
I just watched the news story about the Mankato State University football players refusing to practice for reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner. The statement read by the players said they would only pl...
4/17/14 at 1:06 AM

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