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One person charged in Alexandria shooting
ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) - One man has been charged while another has been released from jail in a shooting last weekend in Alexandria. 25-year-old Jacob McCoy of Alexandria is facing charges of attempted robbery. The second man was released pending further investigation. A 35-year-old man who was shot
Bomb threats reported in Alexandria, across the country
Bomb threats were emailed to several Alexandria businesses today, Thursday, Dec. 13, and are believed to be part of a nationwide scam, according to authorities. The Alexandria Police Department was called to several businesses to investigate the threats, which were all made through email.
Indoor playground coming to city: LAR board approves plan for old Central gym
Built in the 1930s, the old Central School gymnasium has seen better days. Since the Lakes Area Recreation's gymnastics program left for another home a decade ago, the auxiliary gym hasn't gotten much use. LAR Director Fritz Bukowski estimates it sits idle all but 15 percent of the time.
Man charged in shooting incident in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - One of the two men arrested in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting in Alexandria has been formally charged and bail has been set. New details have also emerged about the events that led up to the shooting, involving allegations of robbery, arson, a fake kidnapping, a requested ex
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria wins marathon shootout over Breezy Point
The Alexandria Blizzard and Breezy Point North Stars played even through overtime on Friday night, but the Blizzard got the final word in a marathon shootout to win a 5-4 game.
Franson's food, clothing drive a success
Bags and boxes of food and clothing quickly piled up around State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, while she was sitting outside of Elden's Fresh Foods in Alexandria on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Journey of faith leads to dream come true for Alexandria restaurant owner
(Alexandria, MN) Salvador Carillo saw his dream become reality recently with the opening of Fajitas Place Family Mexican Restaurant in Alexandria on Monday, December 10th. Seven years ago, Salvador took interest in wanting to own his own restaurant. However, circumstances did not seem favorable for
It's Our Turn: Don't be afraid to be silly
A tradition that started 70 years ago in Alexandria is still going strong today and is one of my favorite community events. The annual Jingle Bells Telethon wrapped up another successful year this past Saturday and it was so much fun.
Three injured in three-vehicle crash
A three-vehicle crash west of Alexandria sent three people to the hospital Thursday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Greta McCleary, 16, of Farwell rear-ended a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mark Kevin Anderson, 63, of Alexandria on Highway 27 in LaGrand Township, ac
Bomb threat targets include rural Minnesota
A wave of phony bomb threats that spread across the U.S. Thursday extended into rural Minnesota, where businesses in Appleton, Alexandria and St. Cloud were among those who were targeted.
New details emerge in shooting: Suspect faces felony robbery charges
One of the two men arrested in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting in Alexandria has been formerly charged and bail has been set. New details have also emerged about the events that led up to shooting involving allegations of robbery, arson, a fake kidnapping, a requested exchange of meth for stolen
Celebrating a life cut short: Mother’s decision to donate organs saves lives
Sarah Fisher was in shock when her son died in a car accident this past summer. In the months since, however, she has transformed herself, urging organ donation in tribute to her son, Cameron Bolton, who was 22.
Minnesota Weather: Brown Christmas Looking More Likely
TWIN CITIES, MN — There's good news if you're a fan of having brown, muddy conditions over Christmas Day. Above-average temperatures over the next week will slowly melt away the snow during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
County Attorney charges man in Alexandria shooting
(Alexandria, MN) Today, Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson charged Jacob Robert McCoy with Attempted Aggravated Robbery in the First Degree and Attempted Robbery in connection with a shooting that occurred near 5th Avenue and Elm Street in Alexandria this past Saturday evening.
Shooting: One suspect released, another still in jail
One of two men arrested and being held in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting in Alexandria was released from jail Wednesday afternoon. Zachary Gordon, 29, of Alexandria, who was arrested Monday by Alexandria police officers, was released per the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, according to Jackie
Video: Minnesota Officers End Up Playing Video Game After Responding to Noise Complaint
It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an apartment. — ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an ap
Local Roundup: Cards battle Cards
WILLMAR — Mateo Marin-Mera and Kale Bockelman each earned wins for the Willmar Cardinals in a 123-62 loss to Alexandria. Marin-Mera was the first to touch up in the 200 individual medley, finishing his race in 2:14.95. Bockelman, meanwhile, led all divers with a meet-best 160.95. Fellow Cardinal Raf
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
It's not the kind of news anyone wants to hear during the busy holiday shopping season: two more Alexandria stores are closing. First Payless Shoe Source announced that it will close its store in the Viking Plaza Mall on Dec. 24. Last week, the Sears Hometown Store announced it was shuttering its lo
Second man arrested in shooting
A second arrest has been made in connection with a Saturday shooting in Alexandria, and police have released the identify of the man who was shot.. Jacob McCoy, 25, of Alexandria, is now in custody along with Zachary Gordon, 29, of Alexandria, who was apprehended Monday afternoon. Both are believed
Alexandria jobs numbers change dramatically
(Alexandria, MN) About a week ago the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the latest State Budget and Economic Forecast. The forecast projects a $1.5 billion state budget surplus. The state’s Budget Reserve account now tops $2.075 billion – its highest level in state history.