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For the record
Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault, support for victims
Walk the walk, talk the talk
County’s health rating bumps up
Cardinal logo decision explained
Coming back from concussions
Blascyk’s gem helps WCA softball
WCA boys second, girls fifth in Perham
Molden makes SCSU dance team
National Day of Prayer to be observed locally
Alexandria Area Arts Association presents 'Black Comedy'
RisenLife Alexandria! seeks to strengthen spiritual lives
Victorian tea features motivational speaker
Engaged - Lusty and Lamb
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 15
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
Engaged - Dorn and Arvidson
Spring is a time to explore
Weekly DNR news
Send your spring turkey hunting photos
Hunters ready to tackle toms
DNR Report: Pelicans ready to come back to the state
Lamont Mounsdon, 91
Richard Piepho, 74
Norman Chan, 85
Albert Henrickson, 94
Maybel Czapiewski, 99
Many questions about Benghazi attack
Better roads and less football needed
Children and families invited to library
We must begin now to reverse climate change
An Earth Day lesson
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Try growing strawberries this season
Premium soybean, grain contracts available to farmers
Propane prices still a concern
Group raises $5,000 to address climate change
Extension offers food safety certification and renewal courses
Alexandria Pro-Fab pledges $5,000 to new high school
On the street
Funeral home staff attends celebrant training
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 25, 2014
Past sex crimes led to arrest of robbery suspect
Michael Wayne Warren’s past sex crimes led to his arrest for three armed robberies in Alexandria, according to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Douglas County District Court. Investigators, knowing that the robbery suspect sexually assaulted female clerks in two of the...
March 25, 2014 - 11:42am
Armed robbery suspect charged with 12 felonies
A suspect was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday in connection with three recent armed robberies in Alexandria. Michael Wayne Warren, 27, of Alexandria faces 12 felony counts, including four counts of first-degree aggravated robbery (three at stores and one in a store...
March 25, 2014 - 8:34am
March 24, 2014
Bartholomew resigns from YMCA; search is on for new director
Jeff Bartholomew, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA since 2006, has resigned his position. On Saturday, the local YMCA board issued the following statement: "The board of directors thanks Jeff for his years of dedicated service to the Y. We wish him well in the future." The...
March 24, 2014 - 3:09pm
March 23, 2014
Construction Couture: fashion with a twist (w/video)
Those attending the Vikingland Builders Association's Construction Couture Saturday night at Arrowwood Resort were treated to runway-style fashion...
March 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
House on Latoka Beach Road catches fire (w/video)
Alexandria firefighters responded to a house fire near Lake Latoka this morning, Sunday. A house at 3232 Latoka Beach Road caught fire at about 10:45 a.m. An occupant was able to get out of the house. When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the house, which faces...
March 23, 2014 - 11:47am
March 21, 2014
Suspect in armed robberies is arrested
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in Alexandria. He's 27-year-old Michael Warren of Alexandria. Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels issued a news release about the arrest at about 7:30 p.m. tonight. Wyffels said that the arrest culminated...
March 21, 2014 - 9:19pm
Police release new details of vehicle seen near robbery
The Alexandria Police Department has updated information about a "vehicle of interest" that it's trying to locate as part of its investigation...
March 21, 2014 - 10:20am
March 19, 2014
Safety alert issued to businesses after robberies
In response to the armed robberies that have happened in the area recently, the Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office provided the following safety alert to businesses: Since February 23, 2014, three armed robberies have occurred at Alexandria businesses....
March 19, 2014 - 2:57pm
Jefferson High School graduate wants to close loophole allowing legislators to drive drunk
A 2010 graduate of Jefferson High School is trying to close a loophole that allows state legislators to drive drunk in some circumstances. Hope Baker is among eight Concordia University-St. Paul political science students who are trying to pass the Legislator Immunity Act of 2014...
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
March 18, 2014
Be careful: Roads are snowy and slick
Be careful if you're out driving today and tomorrow morning. More than a half-foot of snow is being reported in some parts of Douglas County,...
March 18, 2014 - 9:56am
March 14, 2014
Burglary reported at All Stop gas station in Alexandria (w/video)
Another burglary was reported in Alexandria last night, this one at All Stop gas station at 610 South McKay Avenue. At 11:30 p.m., the Alexandria...
March 14, 2014 - 10:07am
March 13, 2014
Two arrested for garage burglaries in Alexandria
A concerned resident's call to police about two men snooping around garages in Alexandria led to the arrest of two burglary suspects. The Alexandria Police Department received the call at 10:44 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. The caller reported two suspicious individuals who appeared...
March 13, 2014 - 11:12am
March 12, 2014
Low turnout for township elections in Douglas County
What if they held an election and no one came? That was almost the case on Tuesday during the township elections that took place in Douglas County. Many of the 18 townships that held elections reported very small turnouts, some in the single-digits. Urness Township, for...
March 12, 2014 - 4:11pm
It’s not always a squad car, fire truck or ambulance that comes to the rescue -- sometimes, an everyday hero shows up in a big orange truck. Jeff Holte has been driving a snowplow for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for 14 years and one of the most memorable...
news / region
March 12, 2014 - 8:54am
March 11, 2014
Video store robbed Monday night
Alexandria police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at Premiere Video on North Nokomis Street around 10 p.m. Monday. According to police, a white male in his mid-20s entered the store holding a handgun. He reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash from a cash...
March 11, 2014 - 9:08am