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Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 26
Track and Field: Lakers and Knights compete at Benson Invite
Softball: Lakers split doubleheader with Melrose
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Lillian "Toby" Minnerath
Walter "Wally" Englund
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
Andrew Paul Slavik
LETTER: Southern Poverty Law Center deserves support
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
On The Street
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April 5, 2018
Vehicle hits electrical box, catches fire
A car caught fire after it veered off the road and struck an electrical box Wednesday morning. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office,...
April 5, 2018 - 9:34am
March 14, 2018
Fire contained at Parkers Prairie business
Thanks to an observant firefighter, a fire at Hart Travel bus company in Parkers Prairie was quickly contained. The firefighter was working...
March 14, 2018 - 6:50pm
February 26, 2018
Updated: Fire near Evansville destroys farmhouse
A fire Monday morning burned a home north of Evansville to the ground. The resident of the home at 18450 Stockhousen Road was not home when...
February 26, 2018 - 2:15pm
February 23, 2018
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
OTTERTAIL, Minn. – A fire destroyed the Periwinkle Marketplace here, and there was water damage to the attached Ottertail Liquors store Wednesday...
February 23, 2018 - 1:38pm
February 21, 2018
'I'm not ready to go': Woman survived fire, lost a friend and wants to help other disaster victims
Penny Parks awoke to the sound of screams. It was 5:20 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15. Parks, 47, had gone to bed only an hour earlier. All had been...
February 21, 2018 - 6:11am
February 12, 2018
Wood stove blamed for house fire
A wood stove in a garage is the probable cause of a house fire Monday in southeast Alexandria. The Alexandria Fire Department was called to...
February 12, 2018 - 1:56pm
February 7, 2018
Fire destroys Evansville barn
Fire destroyed a barn near Evansville Wednesday afternoon. At 3:38 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Evansville Fire Department responded...
February 7, 2018 - 6:31pm
January 24, 2018
Answering the cry for help: Man helps neighbors escape deadly fire
It was just before 5:30 a.m. Jan. 15 when Demian Carter woke up to the sounds of his neighbor yelling. Half awake, the 21-year-old said he wasn't...
January 24, 2018 - 6:48am
January 22, 2018
Fire victim described as outgoing, motivated
Outgoing, courageous, spontaneous — these were the words Shandiin Rose Goodbird's twin sister, Nadean Goodbird, used to describe her....
January 22, 2018 - 2:56pm
January 18, 2018
Victim identified in fatal fire
A 19-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Alexandria on Monday, Jan. 15 has been identified as Shandiin Goodbird of Alexandria. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the woman, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon by the Alexandria...
January 18, 2018 - 3:11pm
Fire investigation: Cause of death released but not ID
A preliminary autopsy indicates that the cause of death for the 19-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Alexandria Monday was smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide toxicity. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, toxicology studies are pending...
January 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
January 16, 2018
Update: Fire victim's identity not yet confirmed
Up until a couple of weeks ago, Douglas County hadn’t had a fatal fire in 15 years. Now, in the space of 11 days, two fires have claimed three...
January 16, 2018 - 5:54pm
Fire after possible explosion destroys central Minn. home
BIRD ISLAND, Minn. — A Bird Island home was destroyed in a fire Monday, Jan. 15, following a possible explosion. There were no injuries...
January 16, 2018 - 10:45am
January 12, 2018
Funeral for 'Jimmy' Chandler is Wednesday
The funeral for James "Jimmy" Chandler Jr., who died in a mobile home park fire on Jan. 5, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Viking City Mobile Home Park at 1 p.m. Chandler and his girlfriend, Rose Couillard, who both lived in the mobile home park, died in the fire, which...
January 12, 2018 - 2:43pm
Fire deaths a cause for alarm
Helpless. That is the only word Judith Young could produce as she explained what it felt like to watch her neighbor's home burn, knowing the...
January 12, 2018 - 1:01pm