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Lane switch on I-94 between Garfield and Alexandria begins next week

Starting Monday, April 22, motorists on Interstate 94 between the Garfield and Alexandria exits will encounter head-to-head traffic in the westbound lanes through the end of August.


This is the Most Binge-Watched Show in Minnesota

Streaming services are so popular right now. Tons of people don't have cable anymore and watch most of their shows on a streaming service. Geek.com wanted to know which of the many shows you can stream get binge-watched the most in each state.


Michael Seymour Named President of Alexandria Technical and Community College

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17, 2019 – Michael Seymour has been named by the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to serve as the next president of Alexandria Technical and Community College. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2019.


Turkey smashes through SUV's windshield on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota

A driver in northwest Minnesota avoided serious injury Wednesday when a turkey smashed through her windshield as she was driving on Interstate 94. Barnseville Police Department was among the law enforcement agencies that responded to an injury accident on I-94 in Clay County on a report of a "vehicl


Olympian pushes investing in people

One of the most amazing moments of David Plummer's life came in the 2016 Summer Olympics, when he stood on the podium alongside another American as the national anthem was played.


Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.


1 dead in officer-involved shooting after traffic stop in Coon Rapids, Minn.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids, Minnesota early Thursday morning. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers with the Coon Rapids Police Department initiated a traffic stop near Foley Boulevard and 98th Lane West at 1:39 a.m


Bowling: Alexandria matches up with Anoka Hennepin

The Alexandria adapted bowling team got in its second competition of the spring recently as the Cardinals took on Anoka Hennepin. The Mustangs swept the PI Singles Division, while the Cardinals flipped the script in the CI Division with Carson Snitker, Liam Olson, Jett Thurston and Jenica Bostock ea


Hwy. 169 Reopens In Southern Minnesota After Mudslides

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A highway in southeastern Minnesota is has just reopened after mudslides closed it to traffic. Southbound Highway 169 closed Wednesday between St. Peter and Mankato.


For 3 Minnesota congressmen who voted against women's safety, the evidence gets more damning

Last week, we brought you the sad saga of the three Minnesota congressmen who voted against the Violence Against Women Act. The bill is an update of a law originally passed in 1994, providing for victim assistance and legal aid in cases of stalking and domestic violence. But it also bars those convi


Cleveland-Cliffs’ lawsuit against Minnesota DNR dropped

ST. PAUL — Cleveland-Cliffs on Monday, April 15, dropped its lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the agency’s commissioner after the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed a similar lawsuit the company had made against the agency.


Minnesota and Iowa lawmakers react to redacted Mueller Report

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The much awaited Mueller Report was released Thursday morning leaving many local officials wanting more. FULL REPORT: Read the redacted version of the Mueller report HERE.


Only 4% of Donations to Rep. Ilhan Omar came from Minnesota

The controversial and unapologetic critic of Israel and Jews Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar raised an impressive $832,000 in just three months in Congress. Politicians must report the names and addresses of donors who give over $200 per election cycle.


Police: Teen missing in central Minnesota has been found

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen from central Minnesota. The Belle Plaine Police Department says Andrew James Raymond Cunat, 15, was last seen leaving Belle Plaine High School around 9 pm Tuesday following a track meet in Le Sueur. He did not re


Both Miss And Mrs. Minnesota Live In St. Peter

ST. PETER, MN - They're both pageant winners and they both happen to live in St. Peter. Meet Miss and Mrs. Minnesota United States. Miss Minnesota United States is a senior at Gustavus who is passionate about raising awareness for mental illness.


Minnesota adds 1,300 jobs in March; unemployment rises

Thanks to gains in construction, Minnesota added 1,300 jobs in March. Yet the state’s unemployment rate rose to 3.2%. The state’s jobless figure, which rose 0.1 percentage point from the month before, remains below the national rate of 3.8%.


Woman dies after stabbing at Minnesota playground

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A 20-year-old woman died Tuesday night, April 16, after police say she was stabbed on a playground at a Grand Rapids elementary school. Police were called to Murphy Elementary School at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, where they found the woman lying on the playground unconscious with a sta


Former Minnesota police officer sentenced for assaulting wife

NOBLES COUNTY, MN - According to court documents, Richard Bruns plead guilty to assault in the second degree with a dangerous weapon and was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday. KSFY first reported this story back in June of 2018 when he was originally arrested.


Alexandria School District goes high tech on its buses

The technology advancements that were made on all of the district's school buses this year have made a difference in many ways, Scott Dehlin told the Alexandria School Board at its monthly meeting Monday night.


Internet access proves spotty in Douglas County

(Editor's note: This is the first of an occasional series about internet access in Douglas County.) As an applications engineer for a software company, Kevin Rankl needs good internet access. He had it, when he and his family lived in the Alexandria city limits.