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Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Grabbing groceries for a cause (w/video)
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Woman charged with felony theft
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Cards well represented in all-star series
Baseball: Knights look to build on 14-win season
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynda L (Halvorson) Mackie
Nancy A. Pedersen
Karen Jane (Evavold) Latzel
Janice Carol Schultz
Donald W. Anderson
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 6, 2016
Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The total number of crashes was also the second lowest since 1970. Four people died at railroad...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
FINAL UPDATE: Train derails near Callaway, town evacuated
By Adrian Glass-Moore and Rick Abbott, Forum News Service An explosion shot a ball of flames into the air late Thursday, March 24, hours after...
March 25, 2016 - 9:41am
January 2, 2014
Will Alexandria silence train whistles?
Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria? The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility. At its...
January 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
December 12, 2013
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations
By Forum News Service FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight...
December 12, 2013 - 7:36am
Woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris
By Kim Ukura, Forum News Service MORRIS, Minn. -- A woman was killed in a truck-train crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morris. ...
December 12, 2013 - 7:27am
December 9, 2013
Bemidji truck driver killed in crash with Amtrak train in Todd County
A Bemidji man was killed Friday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Todd County. Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., 57, was traveling northwest on 317th Street in Fawn Lake Township when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing at...
December 9, 2013 - 9:16am
August 26, 2013
Eveleth man struck, killed by train
EVELETH, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Eveleth man was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Mountain Iron. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the incident happened just before 3 a.m. Canadian National railroad contacted authorities to report that...
August 26, 2013 - 9:15am
April 3, 2013
Train spilled less oil than thought, says MPCA
A train that derailed north of Parkers Prairie last Wednesday didn't spill as much oil as initially estimated, according to officials with the...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
UPDATE 12:40 P.M. FRIDAY: Oil estimates reduced in train derailment near Parkers Prairie
Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed north of Parkers Prairie. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday. The latest estimate from the Minnesota Pollution Control...
March 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
Train derails, spills oil near Parkers Prairie
Tanker railcars carrying crude oil derailed north of Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m.
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Train derails near Parkers Prairie
A train derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast past the intersection...
March 27, 2013 - 9:46am
December 19, 2012
Holiday Train delivers dose of Christmas
The Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train rolled into Alexandria last Friday, bringing festive Christmas music and help for the hungry. Those who...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
A safer crossing
Twenty years ago - on the morning of November 16, 1990 - every parent's worst nightmare came true in Miltona. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Soo...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 21, 2010
Freight train derails in Mahnomen
A southbound Canadian Pacific freight train partially derailed in the city of Mahnomen late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the 13-car derailment, which blocked the Highway 200 crossing, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Mahnomen Fire Department...
September 21, 2010 - 5:08pm
July 14, 2010
Semitrailer driver injured in crash with train near Kensington
A semitrailer driver suffered serious injuries after crashing into a train near Kensington Friday. The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am