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Aerodynamic stunts fill Lifestyles Expo
Law enforcement blotter: March 31, 2015
High Fire Danger Today
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Sports roundup from Tuesday, March 31
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
February 23, 2015
Plans inch ahead to redevelop Jefferson High School site
A plan to transform the old Jefferson High School (JHS) property into a manufacturing training center and other uses took two big steps forward Monday night. The Alexandria City Council agreed to provide tax increment financing (TIF) for the project and amended the city’s comprehensive...
February 23, 2015 - 10:01pm
911 system to be temporarily down on Thursday
All 911 telephone communications in Douglas County will be down for approximately 10 to 30 minutes on Thursday, February 26 sometime between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. All 911 telephone communications include: wire line, wireless...
February 23, 2015 - 10:41am
Law enforcement blotter: February 20-22, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 20 Property damage crash, vehicle struck light pole, driver not at scene, Garfield. Fire alarm, Garfield, multiple fire alarms but no smoke or flames, GFD tracking down electrical issues. Public assist, homeowner reports loud...
February 23, 2015 - 10:07am
February 22, 2015
Winter Family Fun moves inside (w/video)
A bone-chilling day didn't freeze out the fun at the Osakis Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Sunday afternoon. The "Winter Family Fun"...
February 22, 2015 - 6:36pm
February 21, 2015
United Way event draws big crowd
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' Beer and Wine Tasting Gala brought a big crowd to the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center Friday...
February 21, 2015 - 11:34am
February 20, 2015
WCCO-TV in Alexandria, day two they hit the hills
Today (Friday) was day two of WCCO-TV's "Goin' to the (Frozen) Lake" trip to the Alexandria lakes area. After touring the town Thursday, TV news anchor Frank Vascellaro and meteorologist Chris Shaffer headed out to Andes Tower Hills to do some garbage bag sliding down the slopes. Echo...
February 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 19, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 19 Caller stated they could smell something burning or melting, Farwell, no fire, odor coming from fridge. Report of possible financial exploitation of vulnerable adult, Alexandria. Jail incident, use of force used. Check...
February 20, 2015 - 9:07am
February 19, 2015
VIDEO: Big Ole welcomes WCCO-TV crew to Alexandria
At the foot of Big Ole tonight, WCCO-TV put the Alexandria lakes area in the spotlight to kick off its stop here for the “Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lakes” series. News anchors Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were here to make stops around the area before hosting the live segments...
February 19, 2015 - 5:28pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 18, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 18 Transport to Fergus Falls detox. Transport to Nevis detox. Child protection issue, Brandon. Theft, stolen mail, Miltona. Theft, stolen cash, Evansville. Harassment report, Alexandria. Disturbance, male at Kensington...
February 19, 2015 - 9:23am
WCCO in Alexandria for live broadcasts of 'Goin' to the (frozen) Lakes
Alexandria is the destination this week for WCCO-TV’s “Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lakes” series. The Minneapolis TV news station is here today and tomorrow to feature Alexandria’s wintertime hot spots – from skating rinks to favorite restaurants. Here's the schedule: Thursday,...
February 19, 2015 - 8:50am
February 18, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 17, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 17 Public assist, question about child pick up at school, Kensington. Harassment complaint regarding vehicle damage, Garfield. Harassment complaint regarding internet harassment, Evansville. Runaway,16-year-old, transported...
February 18, 2015 - 9:01am
February 17, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 13-16, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 13 Suspicious party reported walking up to residential mail box, Brandon. Stop sign knocked down, Alexandria. Harassing/obscene text messages and voicemails from unknown number, receiving since May, Alexandria. Report of...
February 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
Big changes at Bennigan's
Big changes are coming to Bennigan's Grill and Tavern in Alexandria. The popular chain restaurant at 110 30th Avenue East closed this week but will be reopening this April as Pike and Pint Grill. "It's with some sadness that we say goodbye to Bennigan's in Alexandria and remember...
February 17, 2015 - 11:22am
Knute Nelson CEO receives state leadership award
Mark R. Anderson, president and CEO of Knute Nelson in Alexandria, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Kal Michels Outstanding Leadership Award. The award recognizes a leader in older adult services who has provided excellent leadership to their employees and...
February 17, 2015 - 8:45am
February 16, 2015
Outdoor fun before the big chill moves in
The skating rinks at Noonan Park in Alexandria were fairly busy Monday afternoon. It was only 13 above but the bright sunshine made it seem warmer. The skaters were getting in some outdoor fun before another brutal cold front moves into the area later tonight. Douglas County...
February 16, 2015 - 4:11pm