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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
William "Bill" Bahe
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 29, 2016
Minnesotans killed in Florida plane crash identified
NEW LONDON, Minn. — Funeral services for a New London woman and a Spicer man killed this week in a Florida plane crash are being planned...
December 29, 2016 - 8:25pm
December 26, 2016
Car hits pedestrians near Frazee; one killed, one injured
FRAZEE, Minn.—One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday, Dec. 25, about five miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. According to the report, a vehicle driven by Alexis...
December 26, 2016 - 9:44am
December 23, 2016
Anderson added to 3 legislative committees
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, has accepted positions on three additional House committees, following his recent appointment...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
December 22, 2016
Swift County man may have died due to cold weather
BENSON, Minn. -- The Swift County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota is investigating the death of a 57-year-old rural Benson man who was found last Sunday, Dec. 18, near the Lake Hassel access north of Benson in western Minnesota.. It’s believed he may have died due to the cold weather....
December 22, 2016 - 6:02pm
December 14, 2016
Overnight blaze engulfs Perham tire store
PERHAM, Minn. — A tire store fire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 14, prompted firefighters from six communities to respond in an attempt...
December 14, 2016 - 9:41am
November 30, 2016
Local lawmakers assigned to committees
Committee assignments were recently determined for state legislators who represent parts of Douglas County. Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Update: Snowfall near 10 inches in Alexandria area
Nearly 10 inches of snow had fallen in the Alexandria area by midday Friday, Nov. 18, as a blizzard caused havoc with travel and events in west...
November 18, 2016 - 7:13pm
November 17, 2016
UPDATED: Storm still bearing down on Douglas County
It was only a matter of time before the beautiful weather would go away. The Alexandria area could get as much as 12 inches of snow and strong...
November 17, 2016 - 12:49pm
November 11, 2016
Crackdown uncovers illegal sports betting pool
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A regulatory crackdown across Minnesota uncovered an illegal sports betting pool in Austin and two other alcohol-related fines in Marshall. The state’s Department of Public Safety said that its Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and the...
November 11, 2016 - 9:48am
November 8, 2016
Man drove other people's cars while drunk, charges say
DONNELLY, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials learned a Stevens County man was driving under the influence when he drove two different cars he mistakenly thought he owned, a complaint filed in Stevens County District Court alleges. John Robert Bristle, 72, of Donnelly, drove another...
November 8, 2016 - 6:48pm
Updated: Victim, suspect identified in Wadena shooting
By Forum News Service WADENA, MINN -- Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300...
November 8, 2016 - 7:37am
Zebra mussels found in Otter Tail County lake
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Adley Lake in southern Otter Tail County...
November 8, 2016 - 7:27am
November 7, 2016
1 killed, 3 injured in crash near Morris
MORRIS, Minn. – A Hancock man was killed and three others were injured Sunday in a head-on crash north of Morris. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Minnesota Highway 9 when a southbound 1997 Dodge Ram, driven by Randall R. Pashen, 53, of Morris,...
November 7, 2016 - 8:28am
November 3, 2016
Benson man dies after he was struck by van
BENSON, Minn. —A pedestrian struck by a van early Monday, Oct. 31, in Benson has died. Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was 78. Nicholson was hit about 5:30 a.m. Monday while crossing state Highway 29 in Benson. He had been...
November 3, 2016 - 12:19pm
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