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Fire victim described as outgoing, motivated
19-year-old Minn. woman dies in skiing accident after striking tree
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21
Minnesotans fight to change federal law allowing government to recover estates for Medicaid costs
Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Patriots QB Tom Brady’s ties to central Minn. town makes return to state nostalgic
Wrestling: Knights win eighth straight dual
McFeely: No miracle, only more disappointment for Vikings
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Anthony "Tony" Mark Olhausen
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Evelyn J. LeSuer
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
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January 18, 2018
Fire investigation: Cause of death released but not ID
A preliminary autopsy indicates that the cause of death for the 19-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Alexandria Monday was smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide toxicity. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, toxicology studies are pending...
January 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
November 29, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A street cop's office: the squad car
The first Ford Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line a little more than 100 years ago. This was considered the first automobile that was widely available and affordable to the general public and would change the way people got from place to place forever. This of course...
November 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
September 13, 2017
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 4, 2017
Friday prayer vigil planned for missing teen
An anonymous donor has upped the reward amount for finding Jasmine Block of Alexandria, who has been missing for nearly one month. According...
September 4, 2017 - 11:27am
August 12, 2017
Letter: Partnerships are essential for a safety
To the editor: On behalf of the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on Aug....
August 12, 2017 - 8:42am
August 1, 2017
Community Night Out is a winner
Delila Gerdes rode away a winner at the annual Community Night Out on Tuesday in Alexandria's City Park. Delila, 4, was one of the lucky winners...
August 1, 2017 - 7:42pm
July 28, 2017
Police chief, sheriff set up timetable for adding body cams
The possibility of Alexandria police officers and Douglas County sheriff's deputies using body cameras is coming more into focus. During an informal...
July 28, 2017 - 11:04am
June 15, 2017
In the Know: Council support helps police
Partnerships between the community and the Alexandria Police Department is of the utmost importance when it comes to setting goals and steering the course for this agency. Those of you that read this column with any regularity have heard me talk about it before and I will continue...
June 15, 2017 - 8:43am
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
April 13, 2017
In the Know: How credible is breaking news?
The explosion of technology, whether that is social media or the constant barrage of the various news outlets, has certainly changed how law enforcement conducts business from time to time. The average person has Internet access right in their pocket today. Because of this convenience,...
April 13, 2017 - 3:49pm
March 3, 2017
Where are the sex offenders?
When people hear that a sex offender is moving to their town, alarm bells ring in their heads. Another one? Why are they moving here? Should...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00am
January 18, 2017
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
"People shouldn't be managed, they should be led." This was just one of the take-aways Alexandria Police Captain Scott Kent came home with after...
January 18, 2017 - 8:38am
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
I was fortunate enough during my career to have the opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in 2003. Our agency has now sent another member of the organization to the academy. Captain Scott Kent has returned from Quantico, Virginia and the...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 13, 2017
State says police did not discriminate against mentally ill man
After an investigation into the way Alexandria police responded to a case involving a mentally ill man, a state agency has decided that the officers didn't discriminate against the man based on his disability. The recent ruling by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights stemmed from...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Captain Kent is attending FBI National Academy
I was fortunate enough during my career to have the opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in 2003. The skills that I acquired there have helped me immensely during my time with the Alexandria Police Department and I was excited that our...
November 9, 2016 - 8:00am