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Sports roundup from Tuesday, September 16
Volleyball: WCA falls to Royalton in sweep
Volleyball: Osakis takes sixth at Sauk Rapids tourney
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Community Preschool celebrates 35 years
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Light up with a UV Splash
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Doris Frykman, 89
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Observations from the archives, 1989: AAAA holds first Night in the Park
Vote McNamar to keep Minnesota moving forward
Mary Franson should debate Jay Sieling
Wagner will do what’s right for children
One more time: Farmers grow enough corn for food and fuel
A little potato love
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Results of soy checkoff request for referendum announced
Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline set
Voyager Industries attends hospice day
H&R Block Alexandria franchisee honored
On the Street - September 12, 2014
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On The Street
July 22, 2014
Broadway update: Workers to install planter boxes
Businesses in the phase one area of Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project now have new sidewalks. Here's the latest update provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven this morning, Tuesday: "The contractor continues to place concrete sidewalk at the intersections of Fouth...
July 22, 2014 - 9:00am
July 21, 2014
Beware of electricity bill scam
An old scam is making the rounds again: A caller claiming to be from Alexandria Light and Power is calling Alexandria residents and businesses saying that their electricity bill payment is past due. The caller tells their intended victim that they must arrange for payment immediately....
July 21, 2014 - 2:06pm
July 18, 2014
UPDATE - TWO LAKES ADDED: Details on no wake zones on 10 local lakes
Slow it down – waaaay down – on area lakes. No wake zones are now in effect. On Tuesday, Douglas County commissioners enacted temporary special controls restricting watercraft wake 300-feet from shore on two more lakes - Geneva and Victoria. Now there are 10 lakes with no-wake-zones: -Geneva -Victoria -L’Homme...
July 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
Osakis man arrested after marijuana search
Timothy Arthur Bearson, 47, of Osakis was arrested Wednesday in connection with a marijuana investigation in Todd County. Agents from the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force and deputies from the Todd County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in...
July 18, 2014 - 2:03pm
July 17, 2014
Possible drowning reported on Maple Lake
A possible drowning occurred on Maple Lake near Forada Wednesday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 5:09 p.m. of a possible drowning at 12146 Forada Beach Rd SE. The caller stated that the victim, 23-year-old Ryan Douglas Dodd, who lived at that address,...
July 17, 2014 - 3:02pm
Mary Ellen Otremba, long-time legislator, passes away
Mary Ellen Otremba, a popular, soft-spoken state legislator who represented the Douglas County area for 13 years, died today. She was 63. Otremba, A DFLer, was first elected in a November 4, 1997 special election that was held after the death of her husband, Representative Ken...
July 17, 2014 - 2:57pm
July 16, 2014
Jury finds meth suspect guilty
After a two day trial that ended Tuesday, a Douglas County jury found Michael Burkey of Alexandria guilty of a first degree controlled substance...
July 16, 2014 - 10:29am
July 15, 2014
UPDATE: Driver injured in Friday crash still in hospital
A driver who was injured after crashing into a tree in Alexandria Friday morning remains hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday. The one-vehicle crash happened around 11 a.m. just west of the intersection of 13th Avenue West and Douglas Street. Gordon Jobe of Alexandria struck...
July 15, 2014 - 9:59am
Broadway update: Work begins at Sixth Avenue
Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project is moving ahead to phase two while work is finishing up on phase one. Here's the latest update from City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven, as of today, Tuesday: "The contractor started on phase two yesterday. This work is concentrated near...
July 15, 2014 - 9:22am
July 14, 2014
Date changes for party on Broadway
The date for a once-in-a-lifetime event on Alexandria’s Broadway has been changed to August 1. Delays in the Broadway reconstruction project pushed back the completion date for surfacing the road. As a result, organizers of “Broadway’s Party in the Street” requested...
July 14, 2014 - 9:52pm
Broadway update: Phase 2 work begins
Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction work hit another glitch, this one involving concrete grading work, but the project continues to make headway. Here's the latest update from City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven on July 11: The work on Phase 2 will start on Monday morning (July 14)....
July 14, 2014 - 12:06pm
July 12, 2014
Alexandria woman arrested in meth investigation
Alexandria police arrested a woman during a methamphetamine investigation Friday. The police department received information from two confidential informants that they had witnessed methamphetamine paraphernalia at the residence of Melissa Quinn at 306 Unumb Court in Alexandria,...
July 12, 2014 - 12:20am
July 9, 2014
UPDATE: I94 rollover crash injures one person
A man was injured in a crash on Interstate 94 Tuesday night. According to the State Patrol, Dayon Durick, 33, of White Beark Lake was eastbound when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer and went off the road and rolled his vehicle. The crash happened around 11:21 p.m. near milepost...
July 9, 2014 - 3:10pm
July 8, 2014
Dale sentenced to 41 months for driving drunk in fatal crash
Jacob Dale of Alexandria was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for driving drunk in a crash that killed his passenger, Landon Lien of Carlos on May 25, 2013. Judge David Battey handed down the sentence in Douglas County District Court, giving Dale, 19, the maximum amount under...
July 8, 2014 - 3:17pm
Tastefully Simple lays off 66 employees
Tastefully Simple announced today that a restructure is taking place that will result in the reduction of 66 positions at its headquarters in Alexandria. A press release issued Tuesday states that the move is necessary “in order to better align [the company’s] resources with...
July 8, 2014 - 12:29pm