Chelsea Lee

No New COVID 19 Cases in West Central MN for Months

(Alexandria, MN)  It has been many months since Douglas County did not record a single new positive COVID-19 case.  Wednesday the Minnesota Department of Health reported no new cases in Douglas, as well as Pope, Grant, Stevens, Todd and Otter Tail counties.  Stearns County had 9 new cases.  Douglas had showed single digit cases for more than a week.  There …

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Osakis murder case to be featured on Discovery Channel streaming service

The life and death of Diane Fortenberry of Osakis, Minn., will be featured in an episode of the Investigative Discover Channel’s series, “Murder in the Heartland.” Diane Fortenberry, 51, was killed on May 20, 2011, when she returned to her family’s home in rural Osakis during her lunch break and caught Alexandria’s Jeffery Brooks in the middle of a robbery. …

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Trailer Fire in Garfield Injures One

(Garfield, MN) Monday evening the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 9:21pm reporting a residential fire at Woodlawn Trailer Park on County Road 40 NW in Garfield. The caller reported the trailer was on fire and one person was injured. Deputies arrived and found the owner, 61 year old Lonnie Martin, on the ground with minor burns …

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Local Business Fire in Ashby/Evansville

On February 1, 2021 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a garage fire at Martin Iron Works located at 24093 CR 24 NW. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Ashby Fire Department/Ambulance and Evansville Fire responded to the fire. Upon arrival, the fire department located fire in the attic area of the garage. Ashby and Evansville Fire …

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Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

The World’s Largest Charity Ice Fishing Event was Saturday, January 30th, the Brainerd Jaycee’s Ice Fishing Extravaganza!! Official results are ONLY posted on THEIR leaderboard at http://icefishing.org/leaderboard/ They say “Thank you to all the contestants for your patience and support!” The new virtual format allowed for contestants to fish throughout the entire state of Minnesota. There were over 10,000 pictures …

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Two west-central Minnesotans killed in a 2-vehicle crash in northwest Nebraska

A fatal collision involving two Minnesota residents occurred in northern Nebraska. The names have been released of the victims. The crash occurred around 3:20 am last Friday in Hay Springs, Nebraska. Pronounced dead at the scene were Remington Harder, female, 22, of Hutchinson and Josey Tensen, male, 24, of Glenwood.  The preliminary investigation shows that a GMC Sierra, pulling a …

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Packers: Aaron Rodgers had Alarmingly Vague Response About Future

After the  Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers, 31-26, on Sunday in the NFC Championship what’s next for Aaron Rodgers? Well, Rodgers cast some doubt on his future with the organization during a postgame press conference with an awkward silence before answering the question about his future. “A lot of guys futures, they’re uncertain, myself included.” Packers coach …

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Early Morning House Fire in Miltona Township

On January 25, 2021 at approximately 2:03 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire at 17484 E Lake Vermont Rd NE in Miltona Township. The homeowners woke up and discovered smoke and visible flames from the eaves of the house. All of the occupants were able to safely get out of the house. Deputies …

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Larry King dead at 87 years old

Larry King, the legendary TV and radio host who conducted more than 50,000 interviews in a storied 60-year career has died. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Saturday, he was 87. Larry was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU at one point.  He recently was moved to a regular hospital room, and was …

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Mega Millions jackpot rises to nearly $1 BILLION!!

The Mega Millions drawing continues to grow. No one matched all six numbers on Tuesday night. The winning numbers were 10, 19, 26, 28, 50, and the Mega number was 16. Friday’s jackpot is worth…$970 MILLION!! This is the third-largest prize in the history of the lottery. The last time someone matched all six numbers was in September. It is …

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