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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
Photo of the Week
MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
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
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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December 16, 2017
ASK A TROOPER: How are other states in traffic safety?
Question: I know that Minnesota has made a lot of progress for traffic safety and fewer people are dying on our roads but what are other states doing? Answer: For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000...
December 16, 2017 - 6:23am
December 15, 2017
Faculty union sues Minnesota State over unpaid wages
ST. PAUL—The labor union of faculty members at Minnesota's two-year colleges filed a lawsuit Friday asking a Ramsey County District Court judge to enforce an arbitrator's ruling that found the Minnesota State system owed its instructors hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid...
December 15, 2017 - 10:10pm
December 12, 2017
OSHA, police investigating death at power plant in central Minn.
BENSON, Minn. — Minnesota's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the death of a man who died last week after a...
December 12, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 8, 2017
Vikings superfan ‘Sir Death’ gets prison in 170-pound pot bust
A Minnesota judge didn’t doubt the the progress a confessed drug dealer had made in treatment, but said those steps weren’t enough to avert...
December 8, 2017 - 3:54pm
December 7, 2017
Two Park Rapids, Minn. men accused of cattle theft
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. - Two Park Rapids, Minn. men have been charged with felonies after allegedly selling cattle they did not own. Bret Ricardo...
December 7, 2017 - 8:15pm
WATCH: Deer gets hit by oncoming vehicle, lands on windshield of Minn. deputy
EAST BETHEL, Minn. - Graphic dash-cam video released by the Anoka Counthy Sheriff's Department shows the moment a deer was struck by an oncoming...
December 7, 2017 - 3:41pm
ASK A TROOPER: How do we turn left on a green light?
Question: When I learned to drive 50 years ago, my driver's ed teacher instructed me to pull into the intersection on a green light, even when there was oncoming traffic, to attempt to make a left turn. I still practice this, green arrows or not. I actually asked a driver's test person...
December 7, 2017 - 10:19am
November 29, 2017
WATCH: Warm temperatures turn West Battle Lake from skating rink to 'chandelier ice'
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - The region's recent string of warmer temperatures has turned a Minnesota lake from pure glass into a loud, shattered mess....
November 29, 2017 - 5:52pm
November 27, 2017
Western Minn. police chief sentenced for helping friend avoid DUI; keeps his job
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A small town police chief in western Minnesota has been sentenced on a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge,...
November 27, 2017 - 11:06pm
Detroit Lakes, Minn. man dies in fire at local condominium
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - One man died in a fire at Edgewater Condominiums near the Detroit Lakes City Park on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25. The...
November 27, 2017 - 3:59pm
November 24, 2017
Christmas in the Fort brings festive cheer
In the unusually warm late November weather, families gathered to watch Mr. and Mrs. Claus make their entrance outside of the Runestone Museum,...
November 24, 2017 - 4:21pm
November 22, 2017
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., faces new allegations of sexual assault after two unnamed women have come forward accusing Franken of grabbing...
November 22, 2017 - 8:44pm
November 21, 2017
White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
At this Thanksgiving celebration, there could only be one "Drumstick." Two Alexandria turkeys were gobbling up attention at the White House...
November 21, 2017 - 5:13pm
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
An ongoing investigation into the cause of an accidental shooting Sunday morning in Deer Creek has revealed the .22 caliber rifle used had been hidden from view. At 7:34 a.m. the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office received a report that a five-year-old boy had accidentally shot...
November 21, 2017 - 12:57pm
November 20, 2017
Historic environmental lawsuit has Minnesota seeking $5 billion from 3M, motion says
Minnesota is seeking $5 billion in damages from the 3M Corp. — in what could become one of the largest environmental lawsuits in the nation’s...
November 20, 2017 - 4:47pm