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Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don’t Quit!® fitness center

Saint Paul, MN – Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the


Update: Minnewaska, Brandon-Evansville closing early

The snowy weather forced three area schools to call of school Wednesday, while two others have announced they will be closing early. Alexandria, Osakis and West Central Area Schools all cancelled classes, with all early education, community education, and Compass school-age child care programs at Al


Congratulations to the Otter girls’ hockey team

Our girls’ hockey team earned a hard-fought victory in the section final over Alexandria, 3-1, to return to state for the first time since 2009. Coach Lill and the team have had an excellent season – hard work and dedication have paid off for the Otters – Congratulations!! The team is scheduled to p


More Snow, More Wrecks in Southeast Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service has already received reports 3 - 5 inches of snow across SE Minnesota and there is more to come. The agency is still calling for storm totals as high as 7 - 8 inches in some areas by Wednesday afternoon.


Credit Card Data Breached at Shops Across Minnesota

UNDATED -- Credit card information for customers at a number of businesses in central and greater Minnesota could have been compromised last month. North Country Business Products -- a retail technology provider -- says the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to payment information of


Meme Misleads on Minnesota’s Somali Refugees

Facebook posts distort the number of Somali refugees who have resettled in Minnesota to advance an unsupported claim about a freshman congresswoman’s electoral victory. Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s family fled from her native Somalia and sought refuge in Kenya before resettling in the U.S., accordin


A monster playground set for children: Construction progressing on equipment

Construction began last week in Alexandria on an indoor playground the scope of which few kids in this area have seen. The building is taking place in the Lakes Area Recreation auxiliary gym, in the Douglas County Service Center facility at 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, and already people are anxi


County Commissioners make decisions about parks, plats and permits

(Alexandria, MN) The Douglas County Commissioners met on Tuesday, February 19th to discuss a full agenda of topics. Tom Chorley reports on several of the items, listed below in his County Commissioner Report (AUDIO BELOW):


Chamber Ambassadors Recognize Four Local Businesses

The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recognized four local businesses on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Lakes Area JUMP4FUN Inflatables started out as a bounce house rental company and recently opened the doors to its new indoor amusement center located at 3015 Highway 29 S, Alex


Girls basketball: Cardinals fall on the road at Moorhead

The Alexandria girls basketball team started a busy stretch of the schedule by going on the road on Monday night and coming back after a close loss in Moorhead. The Spuds, 11-13 out of Class AAAA, closed down the stretch. Alexandria led by five late, but some missed chances at the free-throw line al


A career of building relationships, connections; Officer Jim Gripne retires

If you were to ask any high schooler to describe a law enforcement officer, would the words friendly, caring, respectful, understanding, talkative or marvelous come to mind?. They would if the officer being talked about was Alexandria Police Officer Jim Gripne.


VFW Bantam A team advances to Regional play

The Detroit Lakes VFW Bantam A team earned a berth in the Minnesota West Regional Hockey tournament advancing with a second place finish in Little Falls at the District 15 tournament Feb. 15-17.


Severe weather closes federal offices, Minnesota schools

(CNN) - Minnesota is setting records -- cold, cold records. Snowfall topped 30 inches Wednesday -- making this month not only the snowiest February in history, but one of the top 10 snowiest months ever for the North Star State, according to the National Weather Service.


NorthStar Knights raise big bucks for Someplace Safe

(Alexandria, MN) The NCA NorthStar Knights hosted a rare home stand with Pacific Coast Hockey Academy this past Sunday and Monday. As part of the two games on home ice, the Knights also committed to helping a local charity. The Knights wore special jerseys donated by the Lake Geneva Christian Center