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Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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May 1, 2018
Douglas County, others in burning ban
A grass fire near Carlos Creek Winery that butted up against Oakwood Terrace Neighborhood, aided by extremely windy conditions, was just the...
May 1, 2018 - 7:46am
April 26, 2018
School house burns in fire near Garfield
Embers from burning leaves ignited a grassfire and an old school house south of Garfield Wednesday, April 25. The schoolhouse became fully engulfed and was declared a total loss. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Dena Hintermeister had set fire to a pile of leaves...
April 26, 2018 - 5:39pm
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