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‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Get You Every Time? Thank Evolution

A recent study has found that the domestication of wolves into dogs over 33,000 years has transformed the shape of the dog’s facial muscles to better communicate with humans.   Those eyebrows.

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Parkers Prairie Man Dies After Being Trampled By Livestock

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office believes a Parkers Prairie man died after he was trampled by a bull or cows on his farm over the weekend.

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Is There A Cougar In Minnesota?

You may have heard that a possible cougar sighting occurred around Elk River, MN.

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Drivers of Alexandria: IT’S NOT A YIELD

I thought maybe it would get better with time.  It hasn’t. 

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A Modest Proposal For First Lutheran Neighbor

It looks like Douglas County will become the new owners of the First Lutheran Church building this September. One idea is to move the Social Services office into it. This is causing angst among some in the hood. Why? Because, as one resident pointed out at a recent commissioners meeting, county employees will be looking in her windows.

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New Alexandria Road To Make Things Easier

To get from here to there in Alexandria will be easier next year. Or the year after that.

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“Harmon’s Heart of Baseball” Encourages All of Us to Continue Killebrew’s Legacy of Compassion

On Saturday, August 10 — the anniversary of his 500th career home run – Nita Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins, and Productive Alternatives, Inc. invites the public to celebrate people of all abilities at Target Field. A portion of every ticket sold through this event’s website helps provide the gift of a full and joyful life for many people with disabilities.

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Why Is My Ash Tree Losing Leaves? Is It The Emerald Ash Borer?

Robin Trott from the U of M Extension Office stopped in last weekend because they were getting a lot of phone calls about local ash trees losing their leaves.  In this Focus program, we talk about what the heck is going on!

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Sunscreen – 5 Things You Should Know

Sunscreen is the most important thing you can do for your skin. If used correctly; it helps prevent cancer, premature aging, and sunburns.  Most of us can improve how we use sunscreen.  Here are five easy tips!

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Banned Books No Laughing Matter In Alexandria School

Books are a hot topic in Alexandria’s Discovery Middle School.  I love books.  Fat books.  Skinny books.  Books that climb on rocks.

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