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Officials study trail to link Moorhead, Park Rapids
Amid cameras and cheering, Beargrease teams hit the trail
Police investigate report of sexual assault near MSUM
Hibbing babysitter faces child porn charges
Lakers pick up sixth section basketball victory
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NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Laker Pride Week
Monday Matters: Everyday Red Sea
Electronic proof of insurance is OK
A journey through public art
Insta-Love: Defining your worth with God
Friends & Neighbors
Moltzan recognized as hospital trustee
Gas prices up slightly in MN, down nationally
Massage by Heather opens downtown DL
Busch joins Thrivent Financial in DL office
Life without the expense of a car
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
‘American Idol’ picks singers from Bemidji, Fargo
Learn about ice sports at library
Area singers advance on ‘Idol’
'American Sniper' caps off a year of mediocre movies
When visitors decide to stay
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Peterson: Let Minnesota control wolf population
Letter: Speak up against abortion
Sheer panic for a chocolate shortage
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in DNR deer poaching case
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
Mentored turkey hunt registration open now
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
Menahga baby is first this year
Growing deep winter greens
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
July 22, 2009
A new worry for Alexandria: emerald ash borer
ALEXANDRIA - A new worry has arisen throughout the streets of Alexandria. The beautiful ash trees that line the streets of the city are in possible...
July 22, 2009 - 9:17am
July 14, 2009
Hungry for a cure -- If left to own devices, Alexandria child would eat himself to death
If Matthew Senstad had the chance, he would eat himself to death. There are locks on his cupboards and locks on the refrigerator.
July 14, 2009 - 9:30am
July 13, 2009
Douglas County will keep sending its juvenile offenders to Moorhead
ALEXANDRIA - A decision regarding where Douglas County should send its juvenile offenders was made during a special board meeting July 6. In a 5-0 vote, Douglas County Commissioners decided to keep sending its juveniles to the West Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Moorhead...
crime / news
July 13, 2009 - 12:48am
June 27, 2009
Motorcyclist killed after striking deer in Otter Tail County identified
The driver of a motorcycle killed when he struck a deer Friday in Otter Tail County was identified Saturday by the Minnesota State Patrol. Thomas E. Turner, 44, Alexandria, Minn., died after his motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 210 two miles east of Highway 29. Joan M. Turner,...
news / outdoors
June 27, 2009 - 7:52pm
Swept-away swimmers rescued in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - Two Alexandria girls escaped a near drowning Thursday morning. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Chelsea Lane, 13, and Nicole Currier, 8, were swimming in the Lake Cowdry-Darling channel when the current overtook both of them shortly before 11 a.m. The...
June 27, 2009 - 10:45am
Pot sting leads to three arrests in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - Three people were arrested Tuesday night after a month-long marijuana investigation in Alexandria. Agents from the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension made arrangements to deliver 20 pounds of marijuana to Dale...
June 27, 2009 - 9:46am
June 23, 2009
Alexandria takes action against dangerous dogs
ALEXANDRIA - If you have a potentially dangerous dog - or are worried about being attacked by one - perk up your ears. The city of Alexandria is biting back. At its meeting Monday night, the city council approved a second and final reading of an amended "dangerous dog" ordinance. The...
June 23, 2009 - 9:02am
June 17, 2009
Alexandria named hunting hot spot by Outdoor Life magazine
When it comes to hunting and fishing, Alexandria residents know they're living in an outdoor paradise. Now a lot more people will know it, too. Alexandria was named the 107th "Best Town for Sportsmen" in the United States in the June/July 2009 issue of Outdoor Life magazine. The...
outdoors / news
June 17, 2009 - 10:53am
May 26, 2009
Alexandria man dies in motorcycle crash
ALEXANDRIA - A 22-year-old Alexandria man died in a motorcycle crash in south Alexandria this weekend. Dustin Lee Johnson, previously of Lake Lillian, was driving a 2004 Victory motorcycle shortly before 6:30 a.m. today, Friday, when he lost control on a curve on Minnesota Street,...
May 26, 2009 - 8:52am
May 15, 2009
Douglas County man sentenced for fabricating grants
ALEXANDRIA - The case against a 39-year-old former WesMin Resource Conservation and Development (WesMin RC&D) employee came to a close in Douglas County District Court Tuesday. Sheila Marie Barsness of Brandon, the suspect accused of fabricating grants and organizations, entered...
May 15, 2009 - 2:15pm
Alexandria man faces wire fraud charges
ALEXANDRIA - A 29-year-old Alexandria man was indicted Monday in federal court on nine counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in connection with a scheme to conceal payments from mortgage loan proceeds. Micah John Beaumia was charged May 11 in Minneapolis.
May 15, 2009 - 2:14pm
May 1, 2009
Series focuses on positives in our community
Today, the Detroit Lakes Tribune is unveiling the first in an ongoing series of special news reports focusing on an aspect or subject that defines the word "community" in rural Minnesota. The project is a collaborative effort among newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, Alexandria,...
opinion / editorials
May 1, 2009 - 1:42pm
April 28, 2009
South Dakota driver sentenced for 2007 vehicular homicide
ALEXANDRIA - A 41-year-old South Dakota man was sentenced Monday in Douglas County District Court for the crime of criminal vehicular homicide. Thomas Patrick Michel was sentenced to 41 months (nearly three and a half years) in state prison. He will be eligible for supervised release...
April 28, 2009 - 10:34am
Alexandria woman cares for severely autistic brother, calls him her hero
ALEXANDRIA - Viola Smith's hero will never save the world. All he has to do is smile, give her a hug or sing a song - and she is totally inspired. "I...
April 28, 2009 - 10:30am
April 3, 2009
Alexandria voter part of Senate recount saga
ALEXANDRIA - When Ole Nyland of Alexandria voted last fall, he did what he's been doing for the last three or four elections. He got an absentee ballot and visited his wife, Eleanor, at Knute Nelson nursing home. Together, they went through their ballots and decided who to vote...
April 3, 2009 - 3:01pm