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MnDOT seeks input on Hwy 29 overpass
The public will get a chance to comment on a design to replace a Pope County railroad crossing with an overpass at a meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Pope County Courthouse in Glenwood.
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
West Central Minn. woman injured when vehicle struck ATV that slid off trailer on highway
LONG BEACH – A woman was injured Tuesday in Pope County when her vehicle struck an ATV that slid off a trailer and was on the road. The accident was reported at 5:21 p.m. on state Highway 29 at Golf Course Road near Long Beach.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
At least 10 departments investigate bomb threats in Minnesota
WAITE PARK, Minn. - At least 10 police departments in Minnesota investigated bomb threats in their cities on Thursday, part of a nationwide wave that targeted businesses, schools, public buildings and health facilities in a matter of hours.
'Depression is part of your life': Farmers get real on stress, mental health in Minnesota
SAUK CENTRE — Brenda Rudolph went in February for her first physical in three years, and she flipped out on her doctor about the price of milk, the 38-year-old dairy farmer and blogger said.
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.
In the Know: Stories show impact of giving
'Tis the season of giving! If you walk through our office you will be overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our community. Coats and winter clothing are piled high in our back room and every wall in is lined with gifts for over 600 children to brighten their Christmas! I am inspired by the people
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
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