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Alexandria-based Selective TV has completed a contract with CBS to keep the CBS signal available in Douglas County and the surrounding area. Selective TV, a non-profit over-the-air television programming system supported by viewer contributions, announced the deal Friday, Dec. 22. CBS affiliate WCCO in the Twin Cities is turning off its KCCO-TV signal at the end of the year, which would have kept many central Minnesota viewers from picking up the CBS signal with an antenna.
An Alexandria woman was taken to Douglas County Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after crash on the west side of Alexandria. Suellen Frisk, 67, was injured when the vehicle she was riding in struck another car on County Road 45 near Turning Leaf Lane, just south of County Road 82.
It was one of the warmest evening in memory of the organizers of the Living Nativity at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, now in its 32nd year. The annual event is open until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in 800 block of Douglas Street in Alexandria. The event portrays different scenes from the Christmas story with live animals and church members bring the scenes to life.
A grass fire burned about 30 acres north of Kensington on an unusually mild early December day Saturday. Firefighters were called just before 1 p.m. to 5743 Wolley Lake Road SW about six miles north of Kensington. Kensington Fire Chief Joey Nessman requested help from fire departments in Evansville and Hoffman to get the fire under control. “Eventually it could have gotten to a yard to the north,” Nessman said.
CBS affiliate WCCO is turning off its KCCO-TV signal for the Alexandria area at the end of the year, but Selective TV based in Douglas County is hopeful it will be able to relay WCCO programming. Selective TV is a non-profit over-the-air television programming system supported by viewer contributions. Its office is in Alexandria. The Selective TV signal covers about a 40-mile radius from its tower near Garfield.
An Alexandria man was found dead in Grant County, the Grant County Sheriff's Office reports. The man was not immediately identified by the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office was contacted by Alexandria police Monday afternoon with a request to help locate the man who had left his Alexandria residence. The man's truck was found in Elk Lake Township in Grant County and his body was also found. Further details are expected to be released Thursday.
I have been in Alexandria for just over a year now. It has a healthy downtown, great school facilities and lots of recreational opportunities. But no community is perfect. And with the holiday season being thrust upon us earlier than ever, I decided to draw up a short wish list of things I think would improve our fair city. Disc golf Also known as Frisbee golf for those who don't mind abusing the Wham-O trademark. Disc golf imitates ball golf with a course using baskets instead of greens with holes.
For Madison Floden and Brooke Strand, horses have been a prominent part of their journey to adulthood. "I really don't think I would be who I am without her," Madison said of her quarter horse Rhinestone, crediting the horse for teaching her patience and the value of hard work. For Brooke, she has become a largely self-taught horse trainer, learning what dedication is and being rewarded a "sense of relief and accomplishment."
There was sauerkraut. There was hammerschlagen. And there was the Schnitzelbank. It was an Oktoberfest festival at the Miltona Fire Hall on Saturday, Oct. 16. The sauerkraut went along with the brats and 150 pounds of German potato salad that was prepared. The hammerschlagen was a nail pounding contest. The Schnitzelbank is a song that teaches German words, led the by the Jolly Huntsmen, an old-fashioned oom-pah band.
It was a game with swings back and forth but in the end it would end in disappointment for the Alexandria Cardinals on Homecoming Saturday. The Brainerd Warriors completed a fourth-quarter comeback with a 22-yard passing touchdown to running back Charlie Geraets with seconds left in the game and hung on for a 50-43 win.