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Weekend snowfall could reach 6 inches in southwest Minnesota; less for the metro

Marshall, Mankato, Pipestone, Worthington, Albert Lea and surrounding areas of southwest and south-central Minnesota could wind up with some rather hefty snow totals from late Saturday night through Sunday.


Douglas Machine co-founder retires: Faith is foundation of company he helped build

As a young boy, Vern Anderson envisioned owning his own company someday. His dream became a reality through the grace of God, he said, but it wasn't the business he expected to own and operate.


Suspect identified in north-central Minnesota shooting that killed 3

NEVIS, Minn. — Law enforcement officials say the three people who died in a north-central Minnesota shooting that also left a deputy wounded, knew each other. WDAY News identified the armed suspect late Friday night as 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo, and the other two killed as his sisters-in-law.


Minnesota Woman Charged With Voter Fraud

Star Tribune reports that Zameahia J. Ismail was charged with voting twice. Ismail voted additionally in Minneapolis after being instructed to support Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame.


TV show delves into Runestone

Fans of the Kensington Runestone may be tickled to learn that this century-old mystery will be featured in a Science Channel series called "America's Lost Vikings." The show's six episodes showcase a search for Viking travels in North America. The first episode, which aired last Sunday, focused on L


Program offers help for homebuyers

More than $60 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including $222,407 for Alexandria.


Three Dead, Deputy Wounded in Northern Minnesota

Nevis, MN (Learfield News Service) - An officer-involved shooting that left three people dead and a deputy wounded is under investigation in the northern Minnesota city of Nevis.


Minnesota man's drunk-driving excuse? He wanted some McDonald's

Being "hangry" can make even the most mild-mannered of people irrational, and in one case in central Minnesota, make them break the law. That's what happened earlier this week in Stearns County, when local sheriff's deputies started tracking a drunk-driver on his way back from a McDonald's.


Minnesota felons ask lawmakers for voting rights restoration

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Convicted Minnesota felons are asking state lawmakers to restore voting rights for previously incarcerated people, but a bill that’s moving in the House faces a roadblock in the Senate.


Cardinals stifle Otter girls’ basketball

The Fergus Falls girls’ basketball team could not find an answer to the Alexandria defense in the second half as the visiting Cardinals picked up a 52-44 victory Friday. The perennial rivals hit the court with conference and section bragging rights on the line. After the first half, the teams were d


Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 13-14

Suspicious vehicle, caller reported a vehicle was parked in front of the residence, checked on, driver was just waiting for vehicle to warm up as the windows were fogged up, Carlos.


Girls Hockey: Warriors hope to defend title vs. River Hawks

The top-seeded and defending champion Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors (22-4-1 overall) and North Wright County River Hawks (22-5) hockey teams have similar records heading into the Section 8-2A championship game 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Runestone Arena in Alexandria.


Minnesota men arrested after drug bust near North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska State Patrol Troopers arrested two Minnesota men after they stopped a speeding BMW and discovered on I-80 near North Platte Thursday. Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the trooper stopped the BMW driver near mile marker 173. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana


Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota

(KNSI) - A fatal deer disease has been found in wild deer for the first time in Central Minnesota. Wildlife managers have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a deer in Crow Wing County, marking the first discovery of the fatal brain disease among the state's wild deer outside the southeastern corne


School Board Recognition Week set for February 18-22

(Alexandria) – The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Alexandria Public Schools is joining all public school


Two Minnesota Cities Listed On Bloomberg’s 100 Richest List

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two Minnesota cities are reportedly among the 100 richest in the country. Bloomberg listed Orono, a western Twin Cities suburb, as No. 53 on its annual richest American cities ranking, up a spot from 2018, according to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.


Sam Wicken wins Discovery Middle School National Geographic GeoBee

(Alexandria, MN) Discovery Middle School recently held its school geography bee. There were nine students who qualified to compete. This was based on a preliminary written test given to students in grades 6-8. The nine students who competed were Joaquim Ramos, Colby Wolkow, Jacob Fleming, Andrew Cro


Three Teens Hospitalized After Rollover Near Sauk Centre

SAUK CENTRE -- Three Sauk Centre teens were brought to the hospital Sunday after a rollover on Interstate 94 in Sauk Centre Township. The Minnesota State Patrol says around 3:45 p.m., an SUV driven by 16-year-old Trinity Ahrens was heading east on I-94 from Highway 71 when she lost control on the ic


Boys Basketball: Warriors suffer another road loss

ALEXANDRIA—Joey Sauer's 23 points, six rebounds and four assists weren't enough to lift the Brainerd Warriors past the Alexandria Cardinals, which captured the Central Lakes Conference game 79-72 Friday, Feb. 15.


Amy Klobuchar is not apologizing

Watch: CNN's Don Lemon hosts a town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Monday at 10 p.m. ET. Washington (CNN)I'm sorry. Women say these two words all the time. Much, much more than men. And often for no real reason.