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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19
Central Minn. teacher plans walkout over gun violence as part of national movement
Police, parents search for missing Red Lake woman
County hires first HR director
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Sports Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 20
Gymnastics: Alexandria takes third in section meet
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
January 24, 2018
EDITORIAL: Don't take heating shortcuts; help is available
Don't get caught out of heat and out of money. And don't try to heat your home by relying on space heaters or ovens to keep the cold at bay. We've had too many terrible fires this winter and trying to take unsafe shortcuts puts your family in danger. There is help available for families...
January 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 26, 2017
Two adults and a child are dead and another child critically injured in MN house fire
HIBBING, Minn. — Two adults are dead and two children suffered life-threatening injuries in an early morning house fire in Hibbing on Tuesday,...
December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 1, 2017
‘My world turned upside down’: Fire guts popular BBQ restaurant near Minnesota's Otter Tail Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters...
September 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
March 31, 2017
Burning restrictions begin Monday
Spring burning restrictions will begin on Monday, April 3 for Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties. Regular burning permits will not be issued until green-up occurs in the vegetation, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources....
March 31, 2017 - 12:13pm
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