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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/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/2926/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS
Banner blueberry crop
Id heard it was another great year for blueberries in Minnesotas North Woods, and since Ive never done a story on blueberry picking, I decided to find out for myself. Late July and early August are p...
7/29/14 at 11:58 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3181/50/50/ CHICZ MAGAZINE
Infuse your life with summer flair
By Annie Harman When you think summer, some words that are bound to pop into your head are happiness, excitement, vibrant, and joyful. Who wouldnt want all those things in their everyday life? Having ...
7/28/14 at 1:23 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/257/50/50/ FORUM COMMUNICATIONS
Grand Forks Herald holds event to show appreciation to newspaper carriers
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks Herald recently hosted its first-ever Carrier Convention and Celebration in the newspaper's Community Room. Herald officials hosted the event June 7 to show its ...
6/10/14 at 10:54 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

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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/3119/50/50/ ASTROBOB
Fire haze turns sun into big red ball
Smoke from fires in the Canada's Northwest Territories continues to funnel down across Manitoba and into the U.S. Upper Midwest creating an artificial overcast of smoky haze. We've lost the blue cla...
7/29/14 at 6:19 PM
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/3362/50/50/ SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY
How to Avoid the Biggest 401K Blunders
Theses days, 401K retirement plans are typically the cornerstone of every investors retirement plan. Gone are the days of big company pension plans, and for many of us, big company matches to an emplo...
7/28/14 at 9:48 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3399/50/50/ THE PERIPHERY
Let's Go Safari!
You knew this post was coming. Probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Africa (or at least African tourism) is a safari. But while we all have a good idea of what these excursions...
7/27/14 at 2:00 PM

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