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Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
Teacher shaves head for good behavior reward
It's Food Share Month, when most food for year is donated
Three Lakers named to All-Section 8A hockey team
Cowboys upset Nuggets in 8AA south basketball final
Waubun falls in Section 6A semifinals
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Intense state final caps Huwe’s wrestling season
Pork replaces veal in this tasty saltimbocca dish
Earnings test doesn’t usually include pre- retirement income
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Praying Life
Students on Bethel University dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Leaner Target has Minnesota worried
Arctic Cat acquires riding gear company
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
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