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Work on Third Avenue pedestrian island to start next week
Interest builds for new trail system in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: April 24-26
Healthy Kids Day at YMCA offers kids a chance to get active
Law enforcement blotter: April 23, 2015
Bluedogs baseball forced to fold
Sports schedule for Monday, April 27
Sports schedule for Friday, April 24
Sports roundup from Thursday, April 23
Nohre named Most Valuable for Knights
Arts accessibility grant offered
Youth and parents invited to ‘Xtreme’ event
Restored organ to be the star at recital
Mount Carmel offers women’s retreat
Connecting Faith to Life: Faith, uncertainty and doubt
Engaged - Anderson and Jennissen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 21, 2015
Engaged - Lanoue and Negen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6, 2015
Engaged - Owen and Moran
A morning to remember
Teaching moment in the turkey woods
Hunters asked to help with HPAI surveillance
DNR offers guidance for cleaning wild turkeys
Wildlife of Douglas county: Wild turkey
Memorial Service - Clifton Botner, 94
Funeral - Iola Stark, 103
Memorial Service - Beverly Thaves, 66
Funeral - Hope Bisek, 98
Funeral - Dennis Tuel Sr., 79
Are you ready, really ready, to launch?
What happened to Rose City... and will your town be next?
A Bible meditation for Earth Day
World-class concert to be held in Alexandria
Low wages are real reason for napping
Stay off the grass!
Farmers should file certification form by June 1
Largest Minnesota Grown Directory released
Ask a Trooper: Can irrigators legally spray water over a highway?
Assistance to help honeybee, livestock, farm-raised fish producers
First solar sale
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a top agency partner
Contributed Widseth Smith Nolting raises funds for food shelf
Funding available for home repairs
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 4, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: March 3, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 3 Theft, Brandon. Fraud, Brandon. Theft, debit card issues, Garfield Lost black flip-phone, Osakis. Public assist, male party removed property, Evansville. Trespassing complaint, Alexandria. Crash on I-94, Evansville. Assist...
March 4, 2015 - 8:39am
March 3, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 2 Vehicle check, one person arrested for giving deputy wrong name, Brandon. Trailer theft, taken sometime in last two months, Alexandria. Telephone call harassment, Kensington. ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT March 2 Property...
March 3, 2015 - 11:31am
Winter is back with a vengeance
After weeks of producing only a few snowflakes, winter returned with a vengeance in Douglas County late last night and into today, Tuesday. Snow piled up to more than 5 inches in unofficial reports throughout the county. Schools throughout the area were cancelled. The snow is...
March 3, 2015 - 10:33am
February 26, 2015
Weather that's not even for the birds
How cold has it been? Cold enough to frost a cardinal’s eye. Gayle Walz of Alexandria sent the newspaper a couple of photos that showed just that – frost forming around the eyes of a pair of cardinals. She took the photos of the birds by her feeder on Sunday, February...
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am
February 24, 2015
Furnace fire causes smoke damage in Miltona
A furnace fire caused extensive smoke damage to a house north of Miltona Monday night. The fire happened around 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Young residence located at 18101 Hardwood Road NE. Miltona Fire Department was on the scene of the fire for about an hour and a half....
February 24, 2015 - 2:01pm
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