Skip to main content
Prosecutor says officers justified in shooting of sex offender
Health and development screenings available
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
Resort, campground operators invited to Fall Conference and Expo
Mental health advocate to speak on Oct. 24
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
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
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
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
January 22, 2016
Department of Revenue combats motor vehicle tax evasion
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds Minnesota residents that motor vehicles they purchase, including recreational vehicles, must be registered in Minnesota and are subject to the state’s 6.5 percent motor vehicle sales tax. This rule applies regardless of where the vehicle...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Your Legal Rights: Donating your vehicle to charity
Most people who donate a motor vehicle to charity are interested both in benefiting a worthwhile charitable purpose and receiving a tax deduction. Not all charitable vehicle donation programs are alike, however. Following are suggestions on how to better understand who you are donating...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
One injured in Millerville rollover
A female driver was injured in a rollover near the intersection of County Roads 7 and 24 north of Millerville on Wednesday, October 7 at about...
October 8, 2015 - 3:18pm
August 15, 2014
A family balancing act is over, thanks to DCCCP
For Brandon and Brittney Claseman, working three jobs and caring for their 3-month-old daughter, Mya, was a balancing act. Doing it without a car made it even harder. Through the help of the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) and four local businesses, the Clasemans received...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Jefferson graduate wins car
Jessica Burns, along with Juettner Motors' owners Mark Juettner and Bruce Wiitanen, stood next to the car she won at this year's Jefferson High...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Without a vehicle? This program may help
A new organization will help get people moving again. Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) is a faith-based nonprofit organization that's...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Pedestrian injured in Broadway accident
An Alexandria woman was taken to the Douglas County Hospital for evaluation following a pedestrian accident Monday afternoon. Lillian Schuneman was in the crosswalk of Broadway and 6th Avenue at about 2 p.m. when a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Stephen Crane of Alexandria ran over...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2011
State to sell off surplus vehicles at auction Saturday
More than 100 state surplus vehicles of all types and sizes - including a Ford 8000 dump truck, 4350 aerial bucket lift van, and 4x4 snowplows - will be sold by the state at public auction Saturday, May 21 in Arden Hills. Other items that will be sold to the highest bidder include...
May 19, 2011 - 10:33am
June 12, 2010
Bills improve vehicle safety, call for nationwide ban on texting while driving
The Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation Wednesday co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar that's designed to make American roads safer by improving vehicle safety standards and encouraging bans on texting while driving. The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would improve...
June 12, 2010 - 3:57pm
May 9, 2010
Federal bill addresses motor vehicle safety
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) and fellow Commerce Committee members to introduce the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010. The bill is designed to improve vehicle safety standards to better protect drivers, make vehicle safety...
May 9, 2010 - 9:36am
December 18, 2009
Behind on car payments? Here's advice on how to avoid the repo man
As the economic slump continues, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and unfortunately, vehicle repossessions are on the rise. Having a car repossessed hinders more than just a car owner's mobility; it has a severe impact on credit scores, thereby limiting the ability to...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Status upgraded for Alexandria man injured in six-car crash on Interstate 94
An Alexandria man critically injured in a six-vehicle crash Sunday night has been upgraded to fair condition at St. Cloud Hospital. Thomas Hoffman, 56, of Alexandria was injured when he got out of his car after the crash happened. It took place on Interstate 94 near mile marker 143...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Crash in Wisconsin kills hunting buddies
Two men from the Douglas County area died after their truck hit a bridge guardrail and plunged into a creek in northwest Wisconsin Sunday morning. Richard...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Truck inspections uncover trouble
From pickup trucks to 18-wheelers, inspections of vehicles carrying hazardous materials were conducted in the Alexandria area August 18-20. As the newspaper reported in its August 22 issue, bulk cargo tanker trucks were targeted going in and out of the Alexandria area. Randy Zahn,...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Three injured in crash west of Alexandria
A rear-end crash last Friday at the intersection of County Roads 8 and 40 west of Alexandria sent three area residents to the Douglas County Hospital. William Beasley, 70, of Garfield and his passenger, Fern Beasley, 70, were traveling northbound on County Road 40 in a 2006 Chevy...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am