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UPDATE: Father of two killed in hit-and-run in Alexandria

Pennig with his fiance, Corrie, and their two children. (Contributed)1 / 2 A fatal hit-and-run happened on 34th Avenue in front of Meadowland Estates mobile home park in Alexandria on Monday night, according to police. They are asking for the public's help in finding the driver and vehicle. (Al Eden

THEOSAKISREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 13:38:34

Vehicle leaves scene after fatally hitting pedestrian near his Alexandria home

A man on foot was fatally hit after dark by a vehicle along a street near his home in Alexandria, Minn., and authorities are looking for the driver. Travis Pennig, 26, of Alexandria, was struck sometime between 10:15 and 10:40 p.m. Monday on 34th Avenue near Meadowland Estates mobile home park and f

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 13:15:00

Authorities looking for driver who hits, kills pedestrian in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Authorities are looking for a driver who took off after killing a 26-year-old Alexandria man with a vehicle while the man was walking in Alexandria Monday night, March 19. Travis Pennig was found by the side of the road and had suffered significant injuries consistent with being


Police search for driver after fatal pedestrian crash in Alexandria, Minn.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KMSP) - One man is dead after being struck by a car while walking down 34th Avenue in Alexandria, Minn., while police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect. The incident happened at some point between 10:15 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Monday night, killing 26-year-old Travi

FOX9.COM - 2018-03-21 01:18:00

Hit and run leaves one man dead

(Alexandria, MN) One man is dead following what police believe to be a hit and run incident in Alexandria Monday night. The Alexandria Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle and/or driver involved in a vehicle vs pedestrian accident that occurred on 34th Avenue

VOICEOFALEXANDRIA.COM - 2018-03-21 10:15:00

Letter carrier delivers a rescue

Editor's note: The following story about Jason Mounsdon of Osakis, a letter carrier and an Osakis first responder, appeared in the March issue of the National Association of Letter Carriers' publication, The Postal Record. On Saturday, Aug. 26, letter carrier Jason Mounsdon was about to go on his lu

THEOSAKISREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 14:48:45

Police: Distracted Driver who Blew Through Stop Sign Had Drugs, Alcohol Level of .15

Big Lake police report a 31-year-old Fridley man arrested Friday faces multiple charges after he allegedly blew through a stop sign, hit another car and had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit - all while he had a child in his car. According to the police department, Joseph Gorsegner


Hit-and-run driver sought after Alexandria man fatally struck

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Authorities are looking for a driver who took off after killing a 26-year-old Alexandria man with a vehicle while the man was walking in Alexandria on Monday night. Travis Pennig was found by the side of the road and had suffered significant injuries consistent with being struck

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 04:40:54

Central Minn. teen dies in car fire

ALEXANDRIA (FNS)- An 18-year-old man from central Minnesota died early Saturday, March 17, in a vehicle fire near Barrett,in Grant County. A Minnesota State Patrol report identified the victim as Carter Overson of Barrett. The report said a 1991 Olds Cutlass was northbound on Highway 55 and went off


Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18

Public assist, elderly female stating her smoke alarm went off and she would like a deputy to check out her home, Brandon. Suspicious vehicle, Alex. Criminal damage to property, someone kicked his garage doors in, Nelson. Public assist, comp would like deputy to come check in with her regarding a ch


Remembering the elm trees that line streets

For those of us that are old enough, we remember the giant elm trees that once lined the streets and boulevards of Glenwood. Yes, massive, hundreds of beautiful giant elm trees once covered our landscape. However, some 40 years ago the dreaded Dutch elm disease swept through the upper Midwest, and g


A day to clean up the community

This could be the year that Glenwood community members come together for a spring cleanup day. Glenwood City Commissioner Mavis Pattee called it a "Community Pride Day" and wanted the city commission to start the conversation, she said at last week's regular commission meeting. The idea, she said, w


City approves $1.3 million payment to MnDOT

Downtown business owners, city residents and the public are invited to attend a Glenwood Complete Streets project information session and open house on Thursday, March 22 at the Welcome Center in downtown Glenwood. Project staff will be available at the open house to answer project-related questions


ECFE dance set for tonight, March 19

The dance, which is open to students 5 years of age and younger, along with their families, will take place in the Early Childhood hallway at the Osakis Public School. DJ Sabrina will provide the music for the dance, which will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dance was made possible by the Osakis ECFE,


Annual community expo to feature 'street' project

The eighth annual Pope County Community Expo is fast approaching. To be held on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the expo features over 150 exhibitors and 21 special events scattered throughout the Minnewaska Area High School building. With demonstrations from exhibitors, such as Glacial Ridge Health


One injured Sunday in Swift County accident

CLONTARF - A Litchfield man was injured in a one vehicle accident Sunday night in Swift County. The accident happened was reported at 7:44 p.m. on state Highway 9, south of Clontarf. According to the State Patrol, Carter James Wattenhofer, 19, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado north on Highway


Minnesota teen dies after car catches fire in Barrett

BARRETT, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says an 18-year-old man died after his car went off the road and caught fire in Barrett. Authorities say the man was north on Highway 55 at about 3 a.m. Saturday when he went off the road. The State Patrol says the car caught fire when underbrush and


Most Douglas County septic systems get thumbs up

Since 2015, 14 percent of the septic systems inspected in Douglas County were out of compliance with government regulations, environmental planning technician Patrick Schultz told a gathering of lakeshore owners at their monthly meeting. That means that out of the 632 septic systems that were inspec


Grant Co. Teen Killed When Car Goes Off Road, Igniting Grass Fire

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A Grant County teen is dead after his vehicle went of a road, causing a grass fire early Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol said the 18 year old drove off of Highway 55 north of Barrett at about 3 a.m. Dry grasses and underbrush ignited underneath his Oldsmobile Cutlas


Making the big leap: Alexandria dancer hits Chanhassen stage

Kole Nelson (front), a 2011 New Testament Christian School graduate, can be seen on stage in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's production of "Newsies, The Broadway Musical." The show runs through the end of September. (Photo by Rich Ryan Photography, 2018)1 / 5 Kole Nelson (bottom row, left), formerly of