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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
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
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
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
Julia I. Springer
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
August 4, 2016
Storm Pictures from Wednesday
Storms popped up between Minot and Devils lake near highway 2 around 4 pm Wednesday afternoon. The storms spread eastward dropping hail and producing...
August 4, 2016 - 9:22am
July 13, 2016
DNR offers advice for dealing with storm-damaged trees
Cleanup following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 11, 2016
Storms rip through Fargo region, parts of Minnesota
Severe storms ripped through the Fargo region Saturday night and early Sunday, downing trees, causing isolated flooding and some damage to buildings....
July 11, 2016 - 9:57am
August 7, 2015
'Careless smoking' causes garage fire
The Alexandria Fire Department responded to a report of a garage up in flames at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4. Upon arrival at the home of Mark Nelson at 505 S. McKay Ave. in Alexandria, firefighters discovered a detached garage fully engulfed in flames. According to Fire Chief...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Letter - Teach children to respect property
To the editor: Every spring, the residents at Bethel Manor on Lake Winona get to enjoy watching the ducks and geese raise their young. But this year there are no baby ducks. A few weeks ago, there was an item in the Police Blotter about some kids disturbing duck nests on Lake Winona,...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Will county get disaster aid?
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton wants the federal government to help Minnesota pay for nearly $18 million in public facility damages from last month's storms. He sent President Barack Obama a letter Wednesday seeking a major federal disaster declaration for 18 counties, including...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Storms leave residents without power, trees down, soggy lawns
Severe weather rumbled through the lakes area late June 20 into early June 21.
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
Store damaged in crash
Around 2:30 a.m. on May 29, law enforcement received several calls about a white truck that had been driven into the Perry's Furniture building on Nokomis Street in Alexandria and then fled from the scene. According to Alexandria Police Department, a 23-year-old man was driving the...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Check recreation status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to check online or call ahead to avoid surprises. "Winter weather is always a challenge to public water access," said Nancy Stewart, DNR public...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Extension column: Tree damage and management
Mother Nature has thrown us quite a summer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have felt her wrath and have damage. There is nothing more heartbreaking then seeing a tree that has been in your yard for years lose a battle with a storm. There are typically six types...
August 17, 2011 - 8:02am
October 28, 2010
Storm takes roof of Spicer business with it as it passes through area
October 28, 2010 - 12:31pm
September 5, 2010
Wadena tornado damage estimates top $14 million
The tornado that struck Wadena County caused damage to 562 taxable properties, causing an estimated $14,727,900 in damages. Of those 562 damaged properties, 105 sustained greater than 50 percent damage or loss. The value lost on those 105 properties is about $10,480,000. Properties...
September 5, 2010 - 9:03am
July 20, 2010
Hail storm causes widespread damage in Todd County
Wide portions of Todd County sustained hail and wind damage from a severe storm that passed through the area Saturday. Starting at about 12:45 p.m., weather spotters from Hewitt, Browerville, Long Prairie and Grey Eagle fire departments were sent out. The storm rumbled through the...
July 20, 2010 - 11:18am
July 19, 2010
Another storm sets back recovery effort in Wadena
In some Wadena area neighborhoods, it was hard to tell where the June 17 tornado damage ended and last Wednesday morning's storm debris began. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Otter Tail County and Wadena County on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, respectively....
July 19, 2010 - 5:14pm
July 16, 2010
Wind howls, topples trailer
Strong winds toppled over an unused trailer on Paul Suchy's property northwest of Millerville on Old Post Road Wednesday morning. A weather spotter in the area, Carrie Vadnais, said the storm was an ugly one. "It got pitch black - like midnight," he said. Several tree branches in...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am