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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 30, 2016
Hennepin County attorney: No charges in shooting of Jamar Clark
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service There will be no charges against the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November shooting of Jamar Clark, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said. County attorney Mike Freeman announced the decision Wednesday morning, saying the...
March 30, 2016 - 11:23am
March 29, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced on stolen weapon charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to felony possession of stolen firearms was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Kenneth Freeland...
March 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
March 24, 2016
Bank robbery reported in Sunburg
By Forum News Service A bank robbery at the Lake Region Bank in Sunburg in west-central Minnesota was reported late Thursday morning. According to an initial report from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the robbery was first reported at 11:53 a.m. at the bank at 219 Front St.,...
March 24, 2016 - 3:34pm
March 23, 2016
Greater Minnesota sex assault victims often receive less care
Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. "Our current response is inconsistent and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 22, 2016
McArdell sentenced to one year in jail for dumping 18-year-old's body
A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found dead in a Forada...
March 22, 2016 - 9:49am
March 16, 2016
Driver gets two-day jail sentence in crash that killed Garfield man
A 19-year-old North Dakota college student received a sentence of two days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of negligent homicide in...
March 16, 2016 - 9:42am
March 15, 2016
Several scam attempts reported in area
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) has been receiving many calls regarding an IRS phone scam. Citizens have received phone calls advising they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and the caller request payment for this over the phone. Remember, the IRS only conducts business...
March 15, 2016 - 9:49am
March 14, 2016
Police investigate scam at hotel
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating several incidents of fraud that occurred at a local hotel. An unknown caller contacted the hotel’s front desk and claimed to be calling on behalf of the corporate office. He requested credit card information on the guests currently...
March 14, 2016 - 12:50pm
Minnetonka man found not guilty in fatal Cass Lake boating accident
By Forum News Service BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Minnetonka man has been found not guilty in a boating accident that killed an Eden Prairie youth swimming coach last Fourth of July. Matthew Allen Kinghorn, 45, was cleared Friday morning of a criminal vehicular homicide charge in the death...
March 14, 2016 - 9:16am
March 11, 2016
Pull tabs stolen from storage unit
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft of several pull tab boxes. Someone cut through a lock at a storage unit at South Town Storage, 8030 Highway 29 South in Alexandria that was being rented by The Elks Lodge and stole the pull tabs, according to the sheriff's...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 8, 2016
Man fires gun near bar to scare away the 'corpses'
By Forum News Service WATSON, Minn. -- A west-central Minnesota man who fired a gun near an area bar and told authorities he was "just protecting his country" and to “get away from the corpses that were after him” made his first appearance Monday in Chippewa County District Court....
March 8, 2016 - 12:44pm
March 4, 2016
Meth seizure near Mapleton is biggest in Highway Patrol history
By Forum News Service A routine traffic stop netted 17 pounds of methamphetamine near Mapleton last Friday, the largest meth seizure in North Dakota Highway Patrol history. Francisco Torrez, 34, of Palmdale, Calif., was driving a Mercedes SUV on Interstate 94 near the Mapleton exit...
March 4, 2016 - 9:48am
March 1, 2016
Pot plants found in Glenwood are connected to Garfield case
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that's connected with a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest of Ronald Lee Hott, 29. Investigators seized 85 marijuana plants as well as packaged marijuana after obtaining a warrant to search a residence...
March 1, 2016 - 2:36pm
February 25, 2016
Man arrested for assaulting, threatening woman with blowtorch in Perham
A 25-year-old Perham man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly assaulting and also threatening a woman with various weapons and a blowtorch on Saturday, according to his case file. David Wilson Powell reportedly got into an argument with a woman on Southwest...
February 25, 2016 - 8:21am
February 24, 2016
Domestic violence suspect arrested after chase
Alexandria police officers arrested a 19-year-old Alexandria man after a chase Tuesday morning. The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. when the suspect was seen driving a white four-door vehicle in the 400 block of Fillmore. Officers were looking for the suspect in connection with...
February 24, 2016 - 8:06am