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Moonshine Madness sweeps over Osakis
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All land acquired for Lake Brophy Park
Runners, bikers hit the trails at Andes
Cardinals cap homecoming with a victory
Sports schedule for Monday, September 22
Blizzard fall on the road to Granite City
Football: B-E holds off Ortonville for third straight win
Football: Osakis holds off Wadena-Deer Creek to stay perfect in Prairie North
Oil painting workshop offered October 8-9
White Christmas auditions to be held
Colors Run to benefit families in need
Faith at Work Lunch features speaker Mike Sime
Robin Wall Kimmerer to give presentations in Alexandria
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Births - Douglas County Hospital through September 14, 2014
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Deadline for antlerless deer applications is Thursday
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter opens
DNR welcomes public comments on lake in Grant and Stevens
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Sharon Herzog, 71
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Service - Orlen Nolte, 90
Nettestad would work for county
Being attacked for doing our jobs
In the Know: Ensuring a future health care work force
It's Our Turn: Time for varsity girls to run 5K
Guest Editorial: Candidates should fight for Greater Minnesota issues
A little potato love
Expanded Glenwood terminal offers open house
Come grow with us - Become an Extension master gardener
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
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Neighborhood National Bank unveils new logo
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April 26, 2013
'Man in black' suspect pleads guilty to bank robbery
The so-called "man in black" - a suspect in a series of armed bank robberies, including Glenwood State Bank in Alexandria - pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one of the heists. Mark Edward Wetsch of Shakopee pleaded guilty to holding up the Rolling Hills Bank in Brewster...
news / state
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
Burglary suspect sentenced
An Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to committing a series of residential burglaries in Alexandria last February and March was recently sentenced in Douglas County District Court. Cody Eugene Pedersen, 28, initially faced 20 counts involving burglary, criminal damage to property,...
crime / news
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Case against burglary suspect continues
An omnibus hearing will take place next Thursday for a 28-year-old Alexandria man who is charged with committing a string of residential burglaries. Cody Eugene Pedersen faces 20 counts involving burglary, criminal damage to property, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency...
crime / news
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Case proceeds against 'man in black'
The so-called "man in black" - a suspect in a series of armed bank robberies, including Glenwood State Bank in Alexandria - pleaded not guilty in federal court in St. Paul last Thursday. Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis has been charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
September 13, 2011
UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Suspect in custody
A suspect wanted on a felony warrant was apprehended about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after a lengthy chase and manhunt by law enforcement. Christopher Carman, 46, of Nelson, was apprehended by Douglas County Sheriff's deputies. The suspect was reportedly armed. Ambulances responded to the...
crime / news
September 13, 2011 - 5:49am
January 30, 2009
Suspect arrested in stabbing
A 47-year-old Alexandria man was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his roommate. Last Friday, January 23 shortly after 2 a.m., the Law Enforcement Center received a 911 call from 41-year-old Kelly Jean Weeks of Alexandria, who reported...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Dog helps track suspect on the run
Last Friday, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office apprehended a suspect they had been searching for since July 24. Douglas County K-9 "Bosco" tracked the suspect, Wade Joe Rud, 28, of Alexandria, through a field near County Road 14 north of Alexandria, where Rud was...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
Blown stop sign, chase, crash, arrest
A driver picked the wrong time to blow through a stop sign at 6th Avenue and Fillmore Street in Alexandria last Friday afternoon. He did it right in front of Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, who was in his unmarked squad car. The chief turned on his lights to stop the vehicle,...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Police seek tips in Wal-Mart theft
The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a felony theft suspect. Wal-Mart store security cameras captured video footage of a young white male who is believed to be involved in a felony level theft incident on or around August 4. Anyone with...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am