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UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
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Lights Camera Action on Broadway
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Mixed results early
B-E girls set records from three
Harris calls it a career
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Hospital board members recognized
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Going green for United Way
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 24, 2014
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
A search for a 15-year-old female runaway in Alexandria led to the arrest of three people and the recovery of a stolen vehicle. On Thursday, the Alexandria Police Department, West Central Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation...
December 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
December 23, 2014
Changes to city's charter spark heated debate
Certain procedures that have been common practice at Alexandria City Council meetings for years, such as electronic voting, may soon become part of the "constitution" that guides all city activities -- its home-rule charter. Other procedures, such as electing mayors to four-year...
December 23, 2014 - 7:56am
December 22, 2014
Songs for the season (w/video)
The Alexandria Area High School presented its Christmas concert, "Following a Star," on Sunday. The show, presented at 3 and 5:30 p.m. in the school's performing arts center, featured the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Sinfonia, Select Women's Choir, Rainbow Strings and the...
December 22, 2014 - 3:24pm
December 20, 2014
House in Evansville catches fire
Evansville firefighters responded to a house fire at 202 State Street in Evansville at 7:36 p.m. tonight, Saturday. When firefighters arrived at the scene, which is the home of Justin and Daniel Evavold, the residence was fully engulfed in smoke. No one was injured. At this...
December 20, 2014 - 10:24pm
December 19, 2014
Influenza cases spike locally
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region. People testing positive for influenza has jumped from 17 to 31percent in recent weeks, according to a news release from DCH. As a precautionary measure for patients and staff, DCH has implemented...
December 19, 2014 - 7:07am
December 18, 2014
UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Miltona Thursday. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Road 14 around 12:25 p.m. The State Patrol released names of the people injured in the crash this afternoon: Betty Gabler, 79, and Keith Gabler,...
December 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
December 17, 2014
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Fire caused about $50,000 in damage to a house south of Alexandria Tuesday night. Alexandria firefighters were called to 1264 Robin Lane SW, the home of Vicki Smith, at about 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, they could see flames coming through the roof, according to Bill Thoennes,...
December 17, 2014 - 3:09pm
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Three suspects who were arrested in connection with a robbery that happened on Halloween night in Alexandria were charged in Douglas County District Court today, Tuesday. They are Caleb Styer, 19, of Alexandria and two 16-year-olds, Kolton Neely of Carlos and Devon Van Scoik...
December 17, 2014 - 11:17am
December 16, 2014
Bad weather delays start of some schools Tuesday
Some schools in the area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the icy weather. As of 5:50 a.m., schools with late starts include Minnewaska and West Central Area. Douglas County is included in a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. Sleet...
December 16, 2014 - 5:59am
December 15, 2014
Christmas music video for tonight is postponed
A plan to shoot a music video in downtown Alexandria tonight, Monday, has been cancelled because of the icy weather. Barrett recording artist Ciara Rose Drexler had the city's blessing to shoot the Christmas video for for her new song, Good Life, which would have included the...
December 15, 2014 - 4:51pm
UPDATE: Alexandria firefighters battle garage fire (w/video)
More information has been released about a garage fire that Alexandria firefighters battled Saturday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a structure fire at the Linda Lee Namur residence at 5034 County Road 42 NE. The caller stated that her neighbor's...
December 15, 2014 - 2:10pm
Holiday Train shines through fog
Hundreds of people gathered at 8th Avenue and Nokomis Street in Alexandria Sunday to catch the Candian Pacific Holiday Train and its performers. On stage, Santa Claus was joined by Home Free, a country a cappella band from Minneapolis, and Kira Isabella, a Canadian country music...
December 15, 2014 - 2:07pm
UPDATE: Donations jingle in for telethon (w/video)
Donations jingled in for the 66th annual Jingle Bells Telethon Saturday. Organized by the Jingle Bells Foundation and the Alexandria Jaycees, the event raised nearly $75,000 by the time the telethon ended at 10 p.m. The event took place at the Lake Geneva Christian Center. The...
December 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
Minnewaska school starting late today
Because of a winter weather advisory and heavy fog, Minnewaska Area Schools are running two hours late today, Monday.
December 15, 2014 - 6:34am
December 14, 2014
Four arrested for Halloween robbery in Alexandria
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery that happened on Halloween night in Alexandria. The suspects, all from Alexandria, are Caleb Styer, 19, Kolten Neely, 16, Devon Van Scoik, 16, and a 14-year-old juvenile boy who was not identified. The arrests, announced...
December 14, 2014 - 3:28pm