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Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
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Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
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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 11, 2015
Quick response limits damage in basement fire
A quick response limited the damage from a basement fire in Alexandria early Tuesday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., a worker at the Prairie Community Service adult foster care group home at 1703 Oak Knoll Drive awoke to the sound of smoke alarms. She immediately called 911 and...
November 11, 2015 - 1:22pm
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Court overturns fire sprinkler requirement
A state agency failed to present enough evidence to justify requiring all new homes bigger than 4,500 square feet to include fire sprinklers, a Minnesota Appeals Court panel decided October 13. The three judges unanimously overturned the state Department of Labor and Industry’s...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Checking on neighbor may have prevented fire Tuesday
A concerned neighbor may have prevented a house fire Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., a neighbor called police to check on the welfare of people at 206 Viking Place after some type of alarm had been going off for about 20 minutes. Officers arrived and could see and smell smoke...
October 21, 2015 - 10:21am
October 20, 2015
Small kitchen fire reported in Alexandria
A small kitchen fire was reported in Alexandia Monday night. The Alexandria Fire Department and the Alexandria Police Department responded to the fire at 808 Hawthorne shortly before 11 p.m. An Alexandria officer who arrived on scene first was able to extinguish the fire, which...
October 20, 2015 - 10:28am
October 15, 2015
Tractor destroyed in fire
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) received a 911 call reporting a tractor on fire at 3009 Berglund Mile NW in Nelson on Thursday, October 15. Deputies arrived at the scene and found a John Deere 4640 burning in the cab area. The Alexandria Fire Department arrived and...
October 15, 2015 - 6:06pm
October 3, 2015
Shop lost in fire on County Rd 27
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Garfield Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the early morning of Saturday, October 3 at 9867 County Road 27 Southwest. Upon arrival the structure, which was a shop located on the Craig Krafthefer Farmstead, was fully engulfed...
October 3, 2015 - 7:25pm
September 30, 2015
Kitchen fire damages apartment
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 1, 2015
One dead, two others treated after house fire in Freeport
By Forum News Service FREEPORT, Minn. -- One person was found dead after authorities responded to an early morning house fire Tuesday in downtown Freeport in central Minnesota. Two other individuals at the home were able to get out of the house and were treated for smoke inhalation,...
September 1, 2015 - 9:43am
August 12, 2015
UPDATE: Fire damages barn north of Nelson
Local fire departments, including those from Alexandria and Carlos, responded to the scene of a barn fire at 2316 Homestead Road Northeast north...
August 12, 2015 - 9:27am
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
Picture of the Week: Flames and sunset
Deb Callaghan took this photo of a sunset through a campfire on Big Chippewa Lake in Brandon earlier this summer. “Notice the flames form...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
Former Villard firefighter charged with arson
A former firefighter for the Villard Fire Department is charged with arson for allegedly setting a grass fire in the Villard area on April 11. Nathan Ray Glaser, 21, of Villard made an initial court appearance Tuesday on felony charges of second-degree arson, wildfire arson and negligent...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 3, 2015
Alexandria police investigate arson
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a possible arson. At about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police officers and the Alexandria Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the basement of a residence at 320 Seventh Avenue East. A small fire was located in a bathroom...
August 3, 2015 - 5:10pm
July 27, 2015
UPDATE: Home up in smoke on Lake Mary
Garage fire spreads to house
July 27, 2015 - 1:57pm