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Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
Boys Hockey: Westlund scores OT game-winner to send Alexandria to the section finals
State hockey: Cards get a trophy to take home after beating the Bluejackets
Scores from Friday, Feb. 24
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
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On The Street
May 21, 2016
Fire destroys mobile home
Multiple callers reported a structure fire just shortly before 10 p.m. at 552 First Avenue West in Evansville Friday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Evansville Fire Department responded to find an unoccupied mobile home fully engulfed. The fire was extinguished...
May 21, 2016 - 8:52am
May 5, 2016
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
By Jennifer Stockinger and Chelsey Perkins, Forum News Service A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon,...
May 5, 2016 - 8:24am
April 13, 2016
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after several fire departments battled two grass fires over the...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 9, 2016
UPDATED: Sheriff's office urges no burning after two fires burn hundreds of acres over the weekend
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after fire departments responded to two grass fires over the weekend...
April 9, 2016 - 8:23pm
April 8, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can you burn things in the city limits?
Last weekend, an Alexandria resident saw four fires burning in the city limits near Elm Street and 10th Avenue. People were burning yard debris, construction materials and other garbage. He said it created a smoky haze throughout the neighborhood. His question: What are the city's...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 4, 2016
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed in rural Alexandria (w/video)
Firefighters from Alexandria and Forada battled a shed fire in southeast Alexandria Monday afternoon. The fire was reported to the Douglas County...
April 4, 2016 - 8:35pm
March 30, 2016
Grass fire believed to have sparked barn fire
A fire broke out at a hay barn on County Road 17 near Forada around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. The Alexandria Fire Department responded to the call and contacted the Forada Fire Department for mutual aid. According to officials, at this time it is believed that the fire began...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
By Forum News Service A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota. The city of about 2,300 is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. Madelia Mayor Mike Grote told radio station KTOE of Mankato that the fire started about...
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm
December 6, 2015
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed on County Road 12 near Garfield
The Garfield Fire Department was called out shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday to battle a shed fire at the home of Marshall and Julee Anderson at...
December 6, 2015 - 6:59am
November 25, 2015
Car fire ties up I-94 traffic
Fire engulfed a vehicle on Interstate 94 near Garfield shortly before 4 p.m. today, Wednesday. No injuries were reported but the incident backed...
November 25, 2015 - 4:42pm
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