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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
Diving into trouble: Douglas County team is ready when tragedy strikes
ALEXANDRIA - At this time of year, one wouldn't expect to find too much action on any of the frozen lakes around the county. But just in case...
April 3, 2009 - 2:59pm
March 20, 2009
Douglas County locks down jail bids of $12.9 million
ALEXANDRIA - After a lengthy discussion at a special board meeting Tuesday, the Douglas County jail project is moving forward. Douglas County...
March 20, 2009 - 1:54pm
Temperature turnaround creates flooding problem in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - A sudden 69-degree shift in temperatures created flooding problems in Douglas County this week. Temperatures shot up from a low...
March 20, 2009 - 1:50pm
March 16, 2009
Alexandria man dies in rollover
ALEXANDRIA - A 35-year-old Alexandria man died in a one-vehicle rollover early this morning, Sunday, March 15. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, James Lee Blanchette Jr., who was formerly of Florissant, Colo. was pronounced dead at scene. The crash took place at...
March 16, 2009 - 12:41pm
March 14, 2009
Douglas County Commissioners discus consequences of not building new jail
ALEXANDRIA - Even though it wasn't on Tuesday's agenda, the Douglas County Jail was the first topic of discussion for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Paul Anderson brought up the topic as the regularly scheduled meeting got under way, stating that in the...
March 14, 2009 - 2:14pm
A towering challenge - Selective TV faces huge increase in tower rent
ALEXANDRIA - Although times are tough right now, Selective TV in Alexandria is asking its contributors - and those who receive the service but don't donate - to give more. And with good reason, according to board members Jim Borgrud and Noel Rich. Rich, Selective TV secretary and...
March 14, 2009 - 6:00am