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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 7, 2016
Willmar girl charged in threats against school
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager accused of posting a social media bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District faces felony charges for threats of violence and terroristic threats. The threat, a Facebook post which read, "10 likes & I'll Blow Up Any Willmar...
October 7, 2016 - 8:40am
September 21, 2016
Girl stopped on state highway by fake officer
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A teenage girl was reportedly stopped on Minnesota Highway 23 on Tuesday night by a man posing as a law enforcement officer, authorities say.The man, driving a sedan-like vehicle with red and blue lights in the grill, reportedly told the girl he had stopped her...
September 21, 2016 - 6:24pm
Anti-Muslim sign at small-town restaurant causes protest, support
LONSDALE, Minn. --A sign put outside a family restaurant in the small southern Minnesota community of Lonsdale that says “Muslims get out” has caused a stir.The Lonsdale News-Review said after a weekend of national news coverage of attacks in New York, New Jersey and St. Cloud,...
September 21, 2016 - 12:28pm
September 20, 2016
Trapped in terror: Douglas County families affected by mall attack
While hundreds of people were on lockdown after a man attacked and stabbed people inside a St. Cloud mall Saturday, some area residents waited...
September 20, 2016 - 10:44am
September 18, 2016
St. Cloud mall attacker killed by police; 8 stabbing victims will survive
An attacker stabbed multiple victims at a St. Cloud mall Saturday but is now believed to be dead inside the mall, St. Cloud police said at...
September 18, 2016 - 7:19am
September 16, 2016
Meeker County man accused of using ax, beer bottle in violent rampage
LITCHFIELD, Minn. -- A criminal complaint against a Grove City man details a violent rampage at a Grove City residence Tuesday night, during which the man allegedly grabbed an ax, swung it at multiple vehicles and threatened to kill another man, who fled to a nearby cornfield to...
September 16, 2016 - 9:12am
Two illegal crayfish found in Minnesota lake
HITTERDAL, Minn. —Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake just northeast of Hitterdal and it's the first time the invasive...
September 16, 2016 - 8:31am
September 14, 2016
I-35 bridge to glow blue for Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — The Interstate 35W bridge will glow blue for 11 nights in honor of Jacob Wetterling.Gov. Mark Dayton directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to illuminate the bridge over the Mississippi River with blue lights, representing child abuse prevention, beginning...
September 14, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 11, 2016
Little Falls man killed in crash
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Little Falls man was killed in a head-on crash Friday morning near Leader, Minn. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at 6:53 a.m. on County Road 103 in rural Leader, the sheriff’s office said in a release. When deputies...
September 11, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 9, 2016
Moorhead woman killed in Detroit Lakes crash
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—An 83-year-old Moorhead woman died following a two-vehicle crash in Detroit Lakes Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8. Killed was Alys "Joan" Erickson, one of two passengers in a car driven by Shirley Mohr, 79, of Moorhead, The car was broadsided by a vehicle driven...
September 9, 2016 - 12:39pm
September 7, 2016
Man killed, juveniles injured in crash
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A person was killed and several juveniles were injured in a one-vehicle crash early Monday in Cass County. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the crash at 4:48 a.m. Monday on County Road 8 in Gould Township, south of Federal Dam. When deputies...
September 7, 2016 - 7:54am
September 6, 2016
Danny Heinrich admits to abduction, killing of Jacob Wetterling
Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, admitted in U.S. District Court Tuesday, Sept. 6, that he abducted...
September 6, 2016 - 6:31pm
Dayton tour hits four western Minnesota counties
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton will continue the Dayton-Smith Administration’s “87 Counties in 86 Days” statewide tour this week, visiting the western Minnesota counties of Clay, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, and Wadena. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Dayton will greet students at Probstfield Elementary...
September 6, 2016 - 9:43am
September 2, 2016
Pickup hits, kills person walking north of Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A pedestrian was walking along Highway 59 north of Detroit Lakes Thursday evening, Sept. 1, when the person was struck and killed by a pickup.The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 59 and Brolin Beach Road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.The...
September 2, 2016 - 2:29pm
Jury finds Wadena man guilty of sexual assault of girl
DULUTH, MINN. -- A 43-year-old Wadena man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl when she was 7 or 8 years old.Shane Anthony Spicer, 43, was convicted Wednesday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after the jury deliberated for about six hours,...
September 2, 2016 - 10:44am