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Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
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Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Sports roundup from Friday, Dec. 2
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 6, 2015
Robertson faces additional sex crime charges
A former Alexandria man sentenced in July for criminal sexual conduct has again been charged with additional sex crimes. Colin Lloyd Robertson,...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Man flees vehicle arson attempt
Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is investigating what appears to be a possible vehicle arson incident that happened in Nelson. According to law enforcement, at 1:29 a.m.
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Man pleads guilty to felony level assault
An Alexandria man who is facing five felony charges involving domestic assault pleaded guilty to one of the counts. In Douglas County District Court on October 29, James Elroy Sletten, 45, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault. He faces four other counts...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
'Person of interest' named in Wetterling case
Just a block from Annandale Middle School, in a neighborhood full of children, stands the home of Dan Heinrich, who was charged October 29 in federal court with possession of child pornography. Heinrich has been named a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling abduction case. The...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Former Ashby teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
A former Ashby baseball coach and physical education teacher pleaded guilty October 22 to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, of Willmar, pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to third-degree criminal sexual...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
Caswell pleads not guilty after meth bust
An Alexandria man entered a not guilty plea last week related to a meth bust that happened in July. Justin Michael Caswell, 33, is charged with two counts of meth possession, one count of storage of meth paraphernalia in a child's residence and one count of possession of a short-barreled...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Assault-chase suspect pleads guilty to two charges
A 27-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to two of the seven charges filed against him that stemmed from an alleged assault and high-speed chase in Alexandria on August 24. Alton Antonio Howard entered the pleas on October 8 in Douglas County District Court, admitting that he...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Douglas County after high-speed chase in neighboring counties
A juvenile male was apprehended in Douglas County after leading officers from several law enforcement agencies on a chase that spanned several hours. The Starbuck Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 17. A Starbuck...
October 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
October 14, 2015
Charges dismissed in black-powder gun case
A terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble. Denny Lavon Brookins pleaded not guilty to the felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor fifth degree assault charge in July. Judge Ann Carrott...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Morrow pleads guilty to felony possession
An Alexandria man charged with five felony counts for possession of stolen firearms pleaded guilty on Thursday, October 1. Kenneth Freeland...
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 6 Sexual assault reported from April 2014, Miltona. Caller reporting they paid a person from Craigslist more than $10,000 for concrete work and no work was completed, Alex. Caller stating a group of men hired to take down a...
October 8, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Charge dismissed in animal cruelty case
Judge determines lack of probable cause
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
October 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 5 Theft of farm equipment, last seen in field Friday night, Alex. Attempted phone scam, Osakis. Report of employer refusing to pay person for 70+ hours of work, advised a civil issue, Alex. Restraining order violation, Osakis. Suspicious...
October 6, 2015 - 11:26am
October 1, 2015
BCA investigating officer involved shooting in Mora
By Forum News Service MORA, Minn. -- One man is dead after an officer involved shooting Wednesday night in Mora, about an hour north of Minneapolis. Shortly before 9 p.m., a Kanabec County sheriff's deputy responded to a report from a man who said he was going to kill someone...
October 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
September 28, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for September 25-27, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* September 25 Assault reported, female pushed down caller, admitted to pushing, report sent to county attorney, Carlos. Church door found open, cleared area, nothing missing or out of place, Carlos. Caller requesting help retrieving...
September 28, 2015 - 3:17pm