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Alexandria, Osakis close school Wednesday

Citing inclement weather, Alexandria public schools announced that school will be called off Wednesday, Feb. 20. Also closing school Wednesday was Osakis, while West Central Area School will be opening two hours late.


Boys Hockey: Cardinals hit their stride with win in quarterfinals

Success isn't a new feeling for the Alexandria boys hockey team in the Section 6A playoffs. That didn't change on Tuesday night when the Cardinals dismantled the Fergus Falls Otters 6-1.


Minnesota Weather: Storm Expected To Dump Up To 8 Inches On The Metro, Smash The February Snow Record

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm swirling over Minnesota is expected to smash the February snow record in the Twin Cities, where up to 8 inches of snow is expected to stack up Wednesday alone. And, on top of all that snow, another significant storm is expected to hit Minnesota this weekend.


Solid waste service fee doubles: Increase will be on March tax statements

Next month, a $50 solid waste service fee increase will finally show up on property tax statements for residents in both Pope and Douglas counties. The annual fee, which was approved by the Douglas County Board last September, is increasing from $49 to $99.


Winter Storm reeking havoc in West-Central MN

(Alexandria, MN) The Winter Storm is causing plenty of headaches for drivers out on the roadways Wednesday. Most schools either closed or were closing early as a result of the heavy snowfall. A Winter Storm Warning was issued until 6:00pm, Wednesday.


Boys basketball: Osakis wins a thriller in closing seconds to stay unbeaten

It’s at the point in the season where any program that plays the Osakis boys basketball team is going to come in with the mindset that it wants to be the one. Everyone wants to knock the Silverstreaks from their claim as the only undefeated program left in the state in Class AA. Sauk Centre came clo


Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain

It's not all that uncommon to run into a bigger fish when targeting crappies through the ice in the Alexandria area. Northerns are plentiful in almost all these lakes, and they will gladly take an easy meal when given the chance. A northern is what Alexandria's Jim Hughes thought he had on his line


Alex figure skaters bring home honors from two competitions

The Alexandria Figure Skating Club had 12 of its skaters compete in the Granite City Compete USA invite on Jan. 26 in St. Cloud. Hosted by the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club, this was the second event of five in the Central Minnesota Compete. Other clubs that take part are Diamond Edge Figure Skating


"The God Committee" highlights intriguing dilemma

(Alexandria, MN) Imagine the dilemma of having to decide who receives a donated heart. Lives hang in the balance. Fire Pit Productions presents the play, "The God Committee" this weekend. It explores that very scenario. Medicine, Money, and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committe


MN Supreme Court declines to review sentence of probation in rape case, despite prosecutors’ protests

A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist” — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes aft


Fishing for the Cure making an impact

(Nelson, MN) With a huge crowd out on Smith Lake near Nelson, MN a celebration was heard throughout the cancer community. Employees of Alexandria Industries and additional volunteers gathered for their annual Fishing for the Cure ice fishing event. It's part fishing tournament,part celebration and 1


Minnesota couple busted with meth in Arizona

Eveleth, MN (Learfield) - An investigation involving law enforcement in northeast Minnesota and Arizona lands a couple from Eveleth in jail on felony drug charges. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force says 28-year-old Brad Smith and 39-year-old Kathy Anderson were busted in Arizona w


Nordic ski: Cardinals’ trio all finish top 100

The Nordic ski state meet was one of the only events that was not postponed due to weather last Thursday, and Alexandria was represented in Biwabik at Giants Ridge by three who held their own in difficult race conditions.


Minnesota man devastated by cancer diagnosis after surviving 2 days in car during blizzard, hypothermia

The miraculous story involving a Minnesota man who survived for two nights in his car while stuck in the middle of a blizzard in North Dakota has taken a tragic twist after he arrived at the hospital to be treated for storm-related hypothermia only to find out that he has stage 4 kidney cancer.


The Best Thing About Minnesota’s Extreme Cold and Snowy Winter

We've been enduring a particularly cold and snowy winter even by Minnesota standards, but there's at least one good thing about it. We're in the middle of the snowiest February ever in Rochester, and before the snow, we had bitter cold temperatures of 30 below zero. But, we DO have the Polar Vortex


And the cutest couple of Douglas County is...

The votes are in — more than 10,000 of them — and the winner of the first-ever "Cutest Couple Photo Contest" is Neal Baker and Dena Hintermeister. The winning couple received 1,968 votes, a whopping 1,128 votes more than the next highest total.


Snow will continue through much of day in west central Minnesota

WILLMAR - Area schools are closed and snow plows are out in force as a winter storm continues to track through the area during the day. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that major highways in the Willmar area remain completely covered with a mix of snow, ice or slush and that motor


Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes

Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice no later than midnight for each of the dates given in the following categories below. County sheriffs may prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles if dangerous ice conditions are present.


Spinouts reported on snow-covered Minnesota roads, delays likely

Morning commuters are dealing with roads completely covered in snow across the southern half of Minnesota. Dozens of spinouts were already being reported at 6:30 a.m. as drivers find challenging conditions on the roads as they made their way to work.


2 vehicle crash in Idaho takes Minnesota native's life

BURLEY, Idaho (AP)- Idaho State Police say two people are dead and two others were flown to a regional hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho Monday night.