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Retailers ready for Crazy Days
Some in northern Minnesota could be without power for a week
Luverne becomes Purple Heart City
Dogs on duty: Volunteer K-9 outfit assists public agencies
Worthington U15 soccer team wins state championship
VFW baseball: Luverne VFW strikes fast, wins District 3 tournament
Legion baseball: Rogers shuts out Luverne, Adrian wins District 2 tournament
Amateur baseball: Heron Lake defeats Luverne, joins playoff party
Amateur baseball: Adrian forces Game 3 with win over Lakefield
Column: Notes from Cleveland -- the two forms of resistance
Column: Cruz holds his nose, but can't endorse Trump
Column: Doubling down on principle at the Republican convention
Column: Self-worship over sound judgment
Letter: Thanks, Worthington, for support of Arc
Mae Frieda Meyer
Ben K. Dreesen
Margaret Elizabeth Short
Raymond J. Loeschen
Lester C. Fischer
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Column: Father knows best
Looking Back: 2006 -- Reisdorfer honored with statewide nursing award
Barn to Dance: Mayville summer tradition going strong after 27 years
Out and About
Davis 85th birthday
Birth: July 22, 2016
Birth: July 20, 2016
Bullerman 85th birthday
Burns 90th birthday
Data: July 25, 2016
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June 21, 2013
Minor league baseball: Kremer is anchored
ALEXANDRIA -- One of the first things Wilmont native and 2010 Worthington High School grad Steven Kremer had to say about signing a 10-day contract...
June 21, 2013 - 11:45pm
Six lives lost in three hours
ALEXANDRIA -- In the space of three hours, six lives were lost in three separate crashes on snowy, slushy roads near Alexandria and Glenwood on Monday. The first crash happened during a heavy snowfall at about 3:05 p.m. on Interstate 94 about three miles west of Alexandria. Four...
February 21, 2012 - 8:51pm
August 26, 2011
Wisconsin angler finds Minnesota woman's prosthetic leg
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- A Minnesota woman who lost her prosthetic leg while swimming in a lake three years ago has been reunited with the lost limb thanks to a Wisconsin angler. Beth Krohn was fishing last month on Lake Ida in Alexandria. She said her line kept snagging on something,...
August 26, 2011 - 12:39pm
August 19, 2011
Minnesota man convicted in baby's death gets new trial
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota man convicted of killing his infant daughter seven years ago has been released from jail after winning a new trial. Michael Hansen has been behind bars for six years for the death of 3-month-old Avryonna Hansen. He was released from the Douglas...
August 19, 2011 - 10:25am
August 4, 2011
Judge lowers bail in Innocence Project case
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) -- A Douglas County District Court judge has lowered bail for a man who won a new trial after he was convicted of killing his infant daughter. Judge Ann Carrott reduced bail for Michael Hansen from $250,000 to $150,000 Thursday. That means the defendant will...
August 4, 2011 - 1:08pm
October 5, 2010
Dayton, Horner clash over budget fix
ALEXANDRIA -- Two of the three major candidates for governor shared their views on education, eco-nomic development, local government aid and the state's budget woes Monday night in Alexandria. DFLer Mark Dayton and Independence candidate Tom Horner both agreed the state faces huge...
October 5, 2010 - 10:26pm
September 10, 2010
Alexandria area boasts unique trail
ALEXANDRIA - You may be trailing a glacier each day without knowing it. The Alexandria area boasts distinctive geological, historical and cultural landmarks, all eager to be explored. An ideal resource to witness this wonder is hidden right before your eyes - the Glacial Ridge Scenic...
September 10, 2010 - 12:30pm
July 8, 2010
Four sets of twins born in four days
ALEXANDRIA -- One, two, three, four sets of twins in four days? It's true and it happened last week at the Douglas County Hospital. According to the nursing staff, things have run smoothly with everyone pulling together for their patients. Since none of the deliveries were scheduled,...
July 8, 2010 - 8:49pm
April 1, 2009
County has new lake use rules
ALEXANDRIA - With the cold, windy, rainy, snowy weather in recent weeks, it may seem like summer is never going to arrive. But when it does, residents who live on any of Douglas County's 300-plus lakes should make sure they're following the rules. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office...
April 1, 2009 - 11:51am
March 18, 2009
A night of fun at Runestone Museum
The Runestone Museum in downtown Alexandria will present its third annual "A Night at the Runestone Museum." The event will take place this Friday, March 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds going toward adding technology to the "Discovery Room" inside...
March 18, 2009 - 9:23am
March 12, 2009
Driver arrested after fleeing cop during blizzard
A high-speed chase in Alexandria during Tuesday's winter storm resulted in an arrest - and fortunately, no injuries. The incident started at about 3:20 p.m.
March 12, 2009 - 1:00pm
Power plant may be approved
ALEXANDRIA - After years of delays and debating, state regulators may clear the air next week on a pending western Minnesota electric transmission project related to the Big Stone II coal-fired power plant. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday plans to decide whether...
January 12, 2009 - 10:00am
December 22, 2008
Woman gets 12 years for stabbing
While sobbing almost uncontrollably, Darlene Williams of Alexandria apologized profusely to the court during her sentencing hearing Wednesday afternoon before receiving her sentence from Judge Ann Carrott. Williams, 45, was charged with stabbing her 47-year-old boyfriend, Delvaine...
December 22, 2008 - 9:00am
December 12, 2008
Police: Girl lied about sexual assault
A report of a sexual assault in Alexandria today turned out to be fabricated, according to authorities. Earlier this afternoon, the Alexandria Police Department issued a news release about the assault, saying they were looking for three suspects. A 17-year-old girl told police the...
December 12, 2008 - 4:00pm
December 2, 2008
Controlled burn guts courthouse
ALEXANDRIA -- As a thick, black column of smoke stretched skyward from the Hanson County Courthouse, Don Wenande stood across the street and watched the intentional flames burn away a piece of local history. "It's sad to see it go, but everybody knows it's not usable anymore," he...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00pm