Alexandria News

01/15/2018 10:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire 

Firefighters from Alexandria and Garfield battle a fire in a house with multiple apartments in subzero temperatures Monday morning. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service One person died in an early morning fire in a house with multiple apartments at 410 Fillmore Street in Alexandria Monday.

01/15/2018 03:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One person missing after fire in Alexandria, MN 

One person is missing after a house fire in Alexandria. The blaze was reported just before 5:30 a.m. Monday.

01/11/2018 02:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Vehicle versus timberwolf: Motorist strikes, kills wolf in central Minn. 

Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Kavanagh holds up a wolf that was killed when a car hit it near Rose City.

01/11/2018 09:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pigeon-drowning Alexandria company hit with 25 counts of animal cruelty [VIDEO] 

But there was no sign of further punishment for the Alexandria company, which sells frozen or preserved animal carcasses to schools for student dissection. The Alexandria Police Department had been dragging its feet, even after a judge ordered the department to follow up.

01/10/2018 09:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Alexandria fire that killed 2 deemed accidental 

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ086-087-094>096-WIZ054-055-061- 101700- /O.CON.KARX.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180110T1700Z/ Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette- Clayton-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Crawford-Richland- Grant- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin, Preston, Caledonia, Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center, and Platteville 721 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING... * VISIBILITY...a half mile or less. Slow improvements will occur through the rest of the morning.

01/09/2018 08:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smoking led to fatal fire that killed 2 in Alexandria, say investigators 

The Alexandria Fire Department, the Alexandria Police Department and the State Fire Marshal completed the investigation and said the fire at Viking City Mobile Home Park at 1611 6th Avenue will be classified as accidental. The Midwest Medical Examiner's report shows that both James "Jimmy" Chandler, 49, and his girlfriend, Rose Couillard, 59, died from "inhalation of products of combustion" or smoke.

01/05/2018 04:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Names released for 2 victims in fatal Minn. mobile home fire 

Firefighters in Alexandria, Minn., work the scene of a fatal fire Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Viking City Mobile Home Park in Alexandria. Two people died in the blaze.

01/05/2018 02:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bears Interview Vikings Coordinators For Head Coaching Job 

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01/05/2018 12:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Walter Mondale turns 90 

Minnesotan Walter Mondale, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, and as a United States Senator from Minnesota, celebrates his 90th birthday on Jan. 4, 2018. Gallery: In this October 24, 1965 photo, Walter Mondale posed with Sen. Hubert Humphrey.

12/26/2017 03:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Franson meets with student Democrats, issues apology 

State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, changed her mind and decided to meet with the Alexandria Area High School Democrats on Wednesday. "I met with the Alexandria High School Democrats, and we had an engaging and productive discussion on the issues of climate change, college affordability and a carbon tax," Franson said Friday, Dec. 22. "I appreciate the assistance of Alexandria High School in helping to facilitate the meeting, and that we were able to meet in an appropriate venue.

12/20/2017 06:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minn. lakes survey shows frustration with DNR 

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.-Minnesota lake association leaders say they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year caring for lakes, yet the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources doesn't take them seriously. In a statewide survey, their comments reflect frustration and alarm over the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota lakes.

12/20/2017 08:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Alexandria Rep. Mary Franson won't meet with students. Because they're liberal. 

When we last left state Rep. Mary Franson , she was graciously offering a clinical diagnosis of new Minneapolis Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, who happens to be transgender. "A guy who thinks he's a girl is still a guy with a mental condition," Franson tweeted the night of the election.

12/18/2017 10:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'I don't meet with partisan groups': Minn. Rep. Mary Franson's tweetstorm raises eyebrows 

A request from a group of students - the Alexandria Area High School Democrats - to meet with state Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, to discuss legislative issues triggered a Twitter exchange that went viral over the weekend. Franson declined the group's request, tweeting that it was "not a legislator's duty to meet with a partisan Democrat group."