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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
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
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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
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On The Street
January 17, 2017
Authorities ID Motley man who died in fire
MOTLEY, Minn. — Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said Tuesday, Jan. 17, that Alan Dumpprope, 20, of Motley, has been identified as the person...
January 17, 2017 - 12:04pm
September 2, 2016
Kensington firefighter plans mission to Africa
This week, Karin Anderson has been helping crews fight a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park by serving as a helicopter crew member. It is...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
May 3, 2016
No burning today
Douglas County is included in a Red Flag Warning issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for today, Tuesday. No burning permits...
May 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
August 8, 2014
'Only YOU can prevent wildfires'
If you hear the words “wildfire prevention,” a certain bear might come to mind. No, not honey jars or the bare necessities. Rather, a ranger...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Central Minnesota under burning restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will place burning restrictions on 13 additional counties in central Minnesota at 8 a.m. Monday, May 6. These include Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Douglas, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
Power companies urge care in dealing with ditch and field fires this fall
As Fire Prevention Month winds to a close, Otter Tail Power Company's Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm reminds customers and neighbors that uncontrolled ditch and field fires can damage or destroy poles and other electric utility equipment. "Please be especially cautious this year...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
December 20, 2011
DNR urges caution when burning in low areas to prevent peat fires
Landowners are advised to take caution when burning brush or grasses in low lying areas, due to a high incident of peat fires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed plant material, often found...
December 20, 2011 - 12:58pm
November 19, 2010
Thanksgiving top day for cooking fires
Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That's according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Adults older than 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that adults older than 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and older have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public. The...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
If you're burning, remember utility poles
Each spring, uncontrolled ditch and field burns damage or destroy electric utility poles. "You pay for the repairs if you're responsible for the fire," said Ryan Smith, safety services manager for Otter Tail Power Company. "An average charge can exceed $3,700 a pole, and that doesn't...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Douglas County is under tighter burning restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increased restrictions on open burning beginning today, April 23, because of hazardous fire conditions created by very dry weather over much of northern Minnesota. The restrictions affect all burning, including campfires, fireworks,...
April 23, 2010 - 11:11am
April 22, 2010
Adults over 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A report released Wednesday by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Characteristics of Home Fire Victims, and Injuries, finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than...
April 22, 2010 - 4:34pm
April 2, 2010
Fires rage on Highway 10 in Perham, New York Mills area
PERHAM, Minn. - Minnesota Highway 10 turned into a corridor of smoke and flame Thursday as firefighters battled a half-dozen fires between Perham...
April 2, 2010 - 11:59am
March 31, 2010
Burning ban to include Douglas County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that another 21 counties will be placed under burning restrictions, beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. These restrictions are put in place each spring to reduce the occurrence of wildfires, which can damage homes...
March 31, 2010 - 12:05am
March 28, 2010
DNR adds more counties to burning restriction list - Douglas now included
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that another 21 counties will be place under burning restrictions, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 5. These restrictions are put in place each spring to reduce the occurrence of wildfires, which can damage homes...
March 28, 2010 - 12:09am