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Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
Prom and Plunge to benefit Special Olympics
For the record
Enter our St. PETrick's Day photo contest by March 2
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Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Girls basketball: Knights beat Wolverines in over time
Boys basketball: Knights push past Falcons in section game
Wrestling: Knights fall to Ottertail Central in section championship
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
Alice "Marmer" R. Akenson
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
1918: Local 'soldier boys' on torpedoed ship
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
October 11, 2017
Four Osakis residents face felony drug charges
Four Osakis residents were charged with felony crimes involving methamphetamine or other drugs after the Osakis Police Department issued search...
October 11, 2017 - 2:11pm
August 10, 2017
Update: Police find meth needles with kid's toys
An Osakis couple face felony charges for allegedly leaving methamphetamine paraphernalia in the home they share with their three young children....
August 10, 2017 - 2:10pm
July 26, 2017
5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Three Bemidji men and two Bemidji women were charged with felonies Tuesday after allegedly holding a pregnant woman -- who...
July 26, 2017 - 3:21pm
February 6, 2017
Man out on bail arrested on another drug charge
A 52-year-old Brooten man awaiting trial on one drug charge has been arrested on a drug charge again. Robert Lee Fettig was charged with a felony count of fifth degree controlled substance in Pope County court on Friday, Feb. 3. According to a release from the Pope County Sheriff's...
February 6, 2017 - 3:04pm
November 30, 2016
Update: Alexandria man charged after meth search
A 48-year-old Alexandria man was arrested Tuesday after a narcotics search warrant was executed by the Douglas County SWAT Team on the 500 block...
November 30, 2016 - 10:22am
May 11, 2016
Caswell sentenced in local meth bust
A local man has been convicted and sentenced after his role in a meth bust on Cherry Lane in Alexandria in July of 2015. Justin Michael Caswell, 34, of Brandon, was initially charged with four felonies related to the bust — two meth possession charges, meth storage in a child's...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Meth seizure near Mapleton is biggest in Highway Patrol history
By Forum News Service A routine traffic stop netted 17 pounds of methamphetamine near Mapleton last Friday, the largest meth seizure in North Dakota Highway Patrol history. Francisco Torrez, 34, of Palmdale, Calif., was driving a Mercedes SUV on Interstate 94 near the Mapleton exit...
March 4, 2016 - 9:48am
December 23, 2015
LETTER: Meth has no place or benefit in world
To the editor: The drug high that people experience is the body trying to expel the drug because it doesn’t belong there. Plain and simple: Meth has no place or benefit in this world and is made from chemicals like anti-freeze, cough medication, metals and drain cleaners. While...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Alexandria woman faces murder charge
An Alexandria woman is charged with third degree murder and bringing contraband -- methamphetamine -- into a prison. Authorities allege that Melissa Rae Guillette gave gelatin capsules filled with meth to an inmate, a friend she was visiting at the Minnesota Correctional Facility...
September 30, 2015 - 10:55am
September 14, 2015
Pope County woman charged with meth sale
A Glenwood woman has been charged with sale and possession of methamphetamine. Faline Yackel, 31, was arrested Friday. Yackel was working as a dispatcher for the Pope County Sheriff’s Office until she was fired Friday. To avoid a conflict of interest, Pope County Sheriff...
September 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
August 17, 2015
UPDATE: Four people questioned after drug bust Friday
A search of a local house Friday turned up drugs. The drug bust happened at 206 Cowdry Heights NW, just west of Alexandria. The Douglas County...
August 17, 2015 - 9:25am
July 29, 2015
Meth grips the area
County attorney says most meth cases are repeat offenders
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Local man faces felony meth charges
Drug bust July 22 turns up meth, shotgun
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 24, 2015
Local man charged after meth bust Wednesday
An Alexandria man is charged with four felonies related to a drug bust Wednesday. Justin Michael Caswell, 33, was charged Friday morning in...
July 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
July 23, 2015
Drug bust turns up meth, shotgun in Alexandria Wednesday
A man was arrested during a drug bust in Alexandria Wednesday. The West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force issued a search warrant at 2402 Cherry Lane NE and uncovered methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia and a sawed off shotgun concealed inside a vehicle at the...
July 23, 2015 - 10:48am