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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
Lights Camera Action on Broadway
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Harris calls it a career
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Mixed results early
B-E girls set records from three
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
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
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
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
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Hospital board members recognized
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
October 31, 2014
House candidates tired of negative ads
Although candidates running for state representative positions in the area hold sharply different views, they agree on one thing: they’re tired of negative political ads. At a forum at the Alexandria Senior Center Thursday night, the candidates were asked to set the record straight...
October 31, 2014 - 11:05pm
October 30, 2014
Level-three sex offender moving to Alexandria
A level-three sex offender plans to move to Alexandria today. The Alexandria Police Department has received information from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) that Calvin Maurice Larkins Jr. will be released from a correctional facility in the State of Minnesota and...
October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
ALP electric rates to jump significantly
Customers with Alexandria Light and Power Utilities (ALP) can expect a significant increase in their electric rates next year. The increase will be 5.6 percent for residential accounts and 7.6 percent for commercial/industrial accounts. This represents an approximate $3.40 increase...
October 30, 2014 - 10:17am
October 28, 2014
Sheriff candidates square off
Voters didn’t see sharp exchanges in the Douglas County sheriff’s race at a Thursday forum but they did learn more about the candidates. Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen touted his experience and past positions within the sheriff’s office, all the way from jailer/dispatcher...
October 28, 2014 - 10:48am
Council approves e-cigarette rules
Alexandria took the first steps toward regulating e-cigarettes and new tobacco products. At its meeting Monday night, the council gave preliminary approval to amendments that will make Alexandria's ordinances compliant with new state laws that regulate electronic cigarettes and...
October 28, 2014 - 12:21am
October 27, 2014
Big plans for old Kmart building
The former Kmart building may soon become an around-the-clock manufacturing center, providing hope and new careers to those who are struggling. Brent Smith, the owner of the Aagard Group, purchased the building earlier this summer and received a conditional use permit from the...
October 27, 2014 - 10:44pm
Crash victim remains in critical condition
On October 17, a local teen was killed in a rollover crash that also left two others injured. Since then, family and friends continue mourning the death of Michael Schluter; while others watch the survivors, Jonathon Salto and Jordan Grueneich, slowly heal. Both teens were...
October 27, 2014 - 10:38am
October 20, 2014
UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: One teen killed, two injured in crash early Friday
One teen was killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash Friday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), at 2:43 a.m., a passerby reported the crash on County Road 23 just south of Busch Road SE, between Alexandria and Forada. Deputies...
October 20, 2014 - 9:50am
October 14, 2014
Council freezes salaries for two years
Alexandria City Council members voted to keep their salaries and the mayor's at the same amount for the next two years. The decision at Monday night's meeting saves only about $3,000 than if the council would have given themselves a 2 percent raise, which is what most other city...
October 14, 2014 - 1:30pm
October 13, 2014
Broadway update: Alexandria's Broadway opens to traffic
After nearly five months of work, Alexandria's Broadway reopened to traffic on Friday. It had been closed to through traffic since the start of phase one on May 12. Since then, crews have installed more than 14,000 feet of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines, according...
October 13, 2014 - 10:41am
October 7, 2014
Four injured in two-vehicle crash near Osakis
Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash east of Osakis Saturday night. The crash happened in Todd County at the intersection of 141st Avenue and 170th Street, south of Highway 27 at about 6 p.m. Tyler Spanswick of Osakis and two passengers were traveling north on 141st...
October 7, 2014 - 11:03am
UPDATE Friday: One suspect ruled out in pawn shop burglaries
One of the suspects being sought for pawn shop burglaries in Alexandria has been ruled out. Jordan Ulrich, address unknown, is no longer considered a suspect, according to the Alexandria Police Departmen, which provided an update on the investigation today, Friday. Three suspects...
October 7, 2014 - 7:21am
October 3, 2014
Broadway update: Signal lights on Seventh are working
The contractor for Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project continues to work placing sidewalk on phase three. The majority of the tan-colored sidewalk between Sixth and Eighth Avenue has now been placed, according to City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven. The red-colored sidewalk...
October 3, 2014 - 10:08am
October 2, 2014
Douglas County commissioner candidates make their case at Sertoma forum
Four candidates for two contested Douglas County commissioner positions answered questions about taxes, bringing jobs into the area, the future of the Douglas County Hospital and more Wednesday. The Alexandria Sertoma Club sponsored the candidate forum, which was open to its members...
October 2, 2014 - 9:57am
Judge rules on evidence in armed robbery case
A judge denied most of the requests to suppress evidence gathered in the case against armed robbery suspect Michael Warren of Alexandria. Information in Warren’s cell phone will be allowed, along with his hand-written notes about his past sexual assaults. Judge Ann Carrott,...
October 2, 2014 - 9:22am