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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
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
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Pandora's box was opened
To the editor: Approving the expansion of a dairy operation to a 6,500 feedlot size operation could be the worst decision of the decade if not the century by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Besides the fact of environmental damage, to which I disagree with the experts the...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
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