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Alexandria turkey visits governor
Bjerke 'made a difference,' earns Christian award
Police honored for work on mental illness cases
Corn, soybean yields down but still a good crop
A tricky transplant: Iraq veteran found a kidney donor but needs temporary housing
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Alexandria Bantam A team wins Blue Ox Tournament bracket
Yohnke feeling out his football future
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
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March 21, 2012
Wow, what a weekend - if you like an early spring served up with balmy, summer-like temperatures. After basking in 60-degree temps earlier in...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Winter storm wallops Alexandria area
A strong winter storm kicked into action Tuesday night in the Alexandria area. What a difference 12 hours can make. Residents in west central...
February 29, 2012 - 7:19am
Central Plains thunderstorms hijack moisture from Northern Plains blizzard
The blizzard that wasn't left Hubbard County wind, but little snow. "You're not alone," laughed National Weather Service meteorologist Al Voelker. "From...
February 29, 2012 - 6:33am
February 28, 2012
UPDATE: Snow cancels schools throughout area
Several school districts in the area have cancelled school for tomorrow, Wednesday, because of the snow. Closings have been announced for Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska and West Central Area.
February 28, 2012 - 7:16pm
Blizzard warning downgraded to winter storm warning; a foot of snow still possible in some areas
A blizzard warning for parts of west central Minnesota, including Douglas County, has been downgraded to a winter storm warning. The National Weather Service reports that heavy snow will still occur overnight but the winds will not be strong enough to cause widespread whiteout conditions. A...
February 28, 2012 - 4:38pm
October 6, 2011
Weather Service: 'Red Flag' fire danger warning continues today
October 6, 2011 - 11:59am
October 4, 2011
Fire danger alert issued for west central area, including Alexandria
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of West Central and South Central Minnesota today from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The warning is along and west of a line from Alexandria to Fairmont.
October 4, 2011 - 7:56am
August 1, 2011
UPDATE: Highway 55 remains closed near Lowry
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway 55 east of Lowry earlier today due to downed power lines caused by severe weather. Traffic is detoured using Highway 29 and Pope County Road 28. Highway 55 will remain closed for up...
August 1, 2011 - 3:11pm
Storm causes havoc in Douglas, Pope counties
A thunderstorm with strong winds and heavy rain rumbled through Douglas County this morning. Hail and extensive tree damage was reported in...
August 1, 2011 - 11:44am
July 15, 2011
Torrential rain floods Alexandria area Friday
An early morning severe thunderstorm last Friday produced up to 7 inches of rain in the Alexandria area, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's...
July 15, 2011 - 8:37am
June 11, 2011
Be prepared for summer storms, advises Otter Tail Power
Fergus Falls, MN - Summer can bring extreme heat and storms, often accompanied by lightning. To help its customers and neighbors be prepared for severe summer weather, Otter Tail Power Company has posted an animated safety message on its web site, www.otpco.com. When users click on...
June 11, 2011 - 1:36pm
May 21, 2011
Commerce leaders urge summer storm preparedness
With storm and tornado season in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take stock of their insurance coverage and belongings before disaster strikes. Wind storms and tornados can hit with little notice, destroying property and robbing consumers of...
May 21, 2011 - 10:40am
May 9, 2011
Storm knocks out power in Glenwood area this morning
A thunderstorm caused widespread power outages throughout the Glenwood area early Monday morning. The outage happened at about 5:30 a.m., according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office. The outage affects Excel Energy customers in Glenwood, Lowry, Sedan, Starbuck, Villard and other...
May 9, 2011 - 9:33am
April 10, 2011
Weekly crop, weather reports available online
As Minnesota farmers prepare for the spring planting season, the Minnesota Field Office of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) is resuming its crop and weather reports. These weekly reports contain the latest summary...
April 10, 2011 - 10:34am
March 23, 2011
Another dose of winter descends on Douglas County
Residents woke up to about 10 inches of snow across Douglas County - and that's not counting the wind-whipped drifting. For those who made it...
March 23, 2011 - 12:29pm