Alexandria News

Waseca officer showing small signs in fight for recovery

The pastor of a southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head says he is showing small signs in his fight for recovery. Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains hospitalized in critical condition. Matson was gravely wounded Jan. 6 as he and three officers responded to a call about a suspicious person roaming backyards in Waseca, about 70 miles …

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27-year-old Sauk Centre man arrested after standoff involving a child

On Sunday, Sauk Centre officers received a call from a woman, saying that she had been assaulted by her husband earlier that the morning. Authorities say the 27-year-old man, Ryan Kellen was making threatening statements, and there was also a 9-year-old child inside the house with him. Authorities negotiated with Kellen during a standoff before the 9-year-old was released from …

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Minnesota ranked #1 best state to raise a family in 2020

Wallethub is out with its rankings of the best U.S. cities to raise a family in 2020. Based on such factors as median family salary, housing affordability and unemployment rate, here are the states that made the top 10 (check the link for more): Minnesota Massachusetts North Dakota Vermont New Hampshire New York New Jersey Nebraska Connecticut Washington

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Holiday Train rolling through Minnesota, stopping in town!

On Friday the 13th the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is rolling into Minnesota! Its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. On Friday the 13th the train will make these stops: Glenwood, 10 a.m. Alexandria, 11:30 a.m. Detroit Lakes, 2:30 p.m. Mahnomen, 4:20 p.m. Plummer, 6 p.m. Thief …

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Douglas County says, Stop pushing your snow into a public road!

Stop pushing your snow into a public road! The Douglas County Public Works Department says they are getting an unusually high number of complaint calls about snow being pushed onto roadways from people’s homes or businesses. It does not matter if you are doing it from home or from a business, using a snowblower, plow or shovel, and it doesn’t …

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The great Lake Miltona deer rescue of 2019

It’s the great deer rescue of 2019! A Minnesota man saved two exhausted deer who were trapped on the ice covering Lake Miltona. Shawn Johnson saw a friend’s Facebook post about the deer, and got his equipment ready for the big rescue. He says the deer were out on the ice for a long time before he got out there. …

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Winter Weather Could Make This Year’s Thanksgiving Travel Difficult

People traveling for Thanksgiving this year might want to keep a close eye on the forecast, as nasty weather appears to be brewing all over the U.S. According to the Associated Press, Colorado and Wyoming are supposed to get up to a foot of snow on Tuesday. That storm is then tracked to move into Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan, …

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Alexandria woman thankful for local teen with kind heart

An Alexandria woman posted a sweet message online after a teenager touched her heart right before Thanksgiving. She wrote; “Yesterday after school, I took my kids to the Humane Society just for a visit. There was a teen girl in the cat room holding a cat. I asked her if she was there to get a cat or just to …

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Fast Food Companies Rethink Plastic Toys

This may destroy your childhood memories. Fast food companies are rethinking their plastic toy offerings. In fact, in Britain, Burger King will no longer make plastic toys. British Burger King locations have set out bins for people to donate old plastic toys and will be melting them down into reusable tray tables and playground equipment. McDonald’s plans to reduce plastic …

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