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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/3181/50/50/ CHICZ MAGAZINE
Lemony goodness
By Lori Mork LUSCIOUS LEMON DESSERT This recipe has been around forever, but is always a favorite for many. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans, divided 8 Tbsp. (...
7/23/14 at 3:07 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/556/50/50/ CAPITOL CHATTER
Minnesota doctors may be in short supply
By Don Davis Primary care doctors soon may be in short supply, a Minnesota Hospital Association report showed on Monday. Many of our hospitals, especially those in greater Minnesota, already have diff...
7/22/14 at 4:48 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2926/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS
Dragonfly event set at Norris Camp
Anyone interested in learning more about dragonflies is invited to attend an event set for July 25-26 at Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area south of Roosevelt, Minn. The e...
7/18/14 at 5:30 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/3119/50/50/ ASTROBOB
Chandra's X-ray eyes behold catastrophe
15 years ago to the day, NASA'sChandra X-ray Observatory opened its eyes to the high-energy universe. It was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia and entered a long elliptical orbit that takes...
7/23/14 at 2:51 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3543/50/50/ THE VILLAGE
BBBS recruiting
JOIN THE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INFO ARMY FOR A DAY! We want to cover Fargo-Moorhead with 500-1,000 flyers to let people know about the need for mentors in Big Brothers Big Sisters. For this one-day...
7/23/14 at 1:23 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/943/50/50/ REAL MONEY
Christmas in July? It could save you money ... big time!
Did last years holiday shopping bust yourbudget? Youre not alone. According to aGallup poll, the average American ponied up$96 each day in December 2013.This was discretionary spending, in additiont...
7/23/14 at 10:39 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1629/50/50/ THE DIRT
On the road
Road trip! I'm taking my mom to visit her sister in Omaha. I gassed up (the car--stop it!), got the car washed, programmed the GPS, bought snacks and bottled water, made sure I had all my medications,...
7/23/14 at 7:07 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/817/50/50/ MS. SIMPLICITY
Dorm Room Packing Essentials
  I have reached that time that another child is about to leave the nest. This child going is much harder than the previous one....because I know how I will feel afterward. With my oldest I ...
7/22/14 at 12:29 PM

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