Skip to main content
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)
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
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
May 7, 2012
Dealing with identity theft
Nearly 12 million adults were victims of identity fraud last year, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Identity fraud or theft occur when thieves use your personal information to commit a crime, whether that means stealing your credit...
May 7, 2012 - 2:37pm
May 2, 2012
Worker at Nelson Gables stole money from clients, according to health investigators
A staff person at Nelson Gables Senior Care in Alexandria admitted stealing money from five clients and has since been fired. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released details of its investigation, which concluded that the employee committed financial exploitation...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2011
Securing your child's identity: Advice every parent should know
Online scammers are finding inactive Social Security numbers online - most of which are assigned to children under the age of 18 who have not started using them yet - and selling them under different names to help people establish fake credit. The scheme may lead to significant debts...
June 12, 2011 - 11:29am
December 8, 2010
Cattle case closed
A tip from a Wilkin County farmer led to the recovery of 17 calves stolen from Douglas, Todd and Stearns counties Thursday. The calves were stolen from eight farms throughout the three counties over the past two weeks. According to Todd County Investigator Scott Dirkes, they were...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
17 stolen calves recovered; some were from Osakis
December 3, 2010 - 11:32am
December 1, 2010
Impounded vehicles targeted by criminals
Vehicles impounded by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are frequent targets of theft and vandalism. That's why the sheriff's office wants to move the impound lot to a more secure location - near the north side of the new Douglas County Jail on 3rd Avenue West where security cameras...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Protect your debit card number from ATM skimming; one in five are victims
Even if you're choosy about which ATMs you use, you can still become a victim of identity thieves who place seamless devices on machines to steal debit card information. ATM skimming is a growing problem and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends...
November 6, 2010 - 11:44am
August 27, 2010
Five suspects charged with felony theft
Five suspects, all from the Alexandria area, face felony charges of first-degree burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Five suspects face felony theft charges
Five suspects, all from the Alexandria area, face felony charges of first-degree burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property. The West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force made the arrests Saturday at 1611 6th Avenue East. Two of the suspects, Gunner Michael...
August 24, 2010 - 6:43pm
Man who cries wolf about hotel fight steals from safe
FARGO - A hotel clerk who left the front desk early today to check on a reported fight didn't find one, but when she returned, she did find money missing from the safe - and the man who cried wolf about the fight was gone. The man came to the front desk at Comfort Suites, 1415 35th...
May 24, 2010 - 4:30pm
Letter - A theft along the trail
To the editor: On March 17, my wife and 4-year-old daughter went for a walk down the Central Lakes Trail east of Alexandria. My daughter was ridding her "Princess" bike and was tired out. My wife decided to leave it on the side of the trail, assuming that no one would ever steal...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
Three suspects face burglary charges
Charges have been filed against three suspects for their alleged involvement in burglaries at Harms Brothers Manufacturing near Bertha and Grandma's Country Kitchen in Hewitt. The suspects are Nicholas Charles Warborg of Parkers Prairie, Kayla Anne Kasten of Miltona and Robin Joseph...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Tips sought in camper theft case
Local authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen pop-up camper that was taken from the Alexandria Recreational Vehicles' lot early Monday morning. A video camera recorded the time of the theft at about 3 a.m. Alexandria RV is located at 5701 Highway 29 South. The...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
ATM stolen from Osakis business
The Osakis Police Department received a report of a burglary at the Walleye Lodge in Osakis early Monday morning, May 25. According to Chief Mark Gilson, unknown individuals forced the door open and stole the ATM machine. By early evening a landowner called and reported an ATM machine...
June 2, 2009 - 6:00pm
May 30, 2009
'Shred Day' guards against identity theft
Here's a way to keep your identify safe - participate in Shred Day. Through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding, Mid-Minnesota is offering free community-wide Shred Days at all their locations. The idea is to keep the wrong person from finding out your social...
May 30, 2009 - 12:15pm