Alexandria Police Department

18-year-old hit by car, dies while walking in Alexandria

An 18-year-old was walking on McKay Ave between 3rd and 6th Ave in Alexandria when they were hit by a car. It happened around 10:00 PM on Friday night, the young adult who was driving the car called police. The 18-year-old was taken to the hospital, but has died from their injuries. Police are looking for a witness who saw …

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How to Dye Your Kid’s Hair With Kool-Aid

If you’re looking for a fun way to kill some quarantine time with your kids, Lifehacker suggests coloring their hair with something that all the stores are sure to have in stock: Kool-Aid. Here’s how to do it: Mix the desired Kool-Aid color/flavor with hot water. Start with one packet, and a couple of teaspoons of hot water, and mix. You …

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Is “Walktailing” a Pandemic Drinking Trend That’s Built to Last?

With most Americans unable to sit down at a bar or hit the gym over the past two months, The New York Times reports that boozy multitaskers have been combining a leisurely pedestrian workout with happy hour by “walktailing” through their neighborhoods. One Texas woman, Pam LeBlanc, went so far as to put on a fancy dress and twirl through the streets …

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Toilet paper shortage has some in Alexandria flushing things they shouldn’t

Please stop flushing things down the toilet that you shouldn’t be. That’s what the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District is asking you to be mindful about! The organization is seeing an increase in non-flushable materials being flushed such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. This is due to the toilet paper shortage because of COVID-19. A representative wrote this …

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Update On City Of Alexandria Hours Of Operations During Coronavirus

City of Alexandria is changed their operations during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are their updates: “While the situation remains fluid, here are the latest updates related to city services as of 8:00 am on March 18, 2020. Staff members are available at these facilities and can be reached by phone during their normal business hours. Please remember that any person …

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MN Legislature unanimously approves $200 million to combat coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota Legislature has unanimously approved $200 million to combat the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in the state stands at 54. The bill allocates $150 million for a newly-created health care response fund. The Minnesota Department of Health will use it to make grants to health care providers to help them deal with COVID-19, including testing …

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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out At Raaper’s Eatery in Downtown Alexandria

A fire broke out at Rapper’s Eatery and Ale in Downtown Alexandria on Tuesday morning around 5:00 on the West Side of Broadway Street. BREAKING: Raapers Eatery & Ale in Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is on fire. Alexandria Fire Department Crews actively putting out flames. We are talking about it this morning on KIKV 100.7 FM Alexandria Minnesota! Posted by …

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Community saddened over loss of Press Bar in Downtown St. Cloud

Firefighters in St. Cloud battled a blaze at a downtown bar. Several area streets were closed as smoke billowed from a fire at the Press Bar early Monday. St. Cloud Fire Chief Dean Wrobbel says firefighters were pulled out of the building because of structural concerns and have gone into defensive firefighting mode to protect the adjacent buildings. WJON reports …

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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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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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