Alexandria News

09/18/2018 05:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota man charged in deputy arrow assault 

A Minnesota man is charged with assaulting a police officer for firing arrows at three officers, striking one of them and prompting the other two to shoot the suspect. Stearns County prosecutors on Monday charged 31-year-old Ramey James Olson of Alexandria with three felony assault counts as well as theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

09/16/2018 01:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Investigators identify man accused of shooting Minnesota officer with arrow 

Ramey James Olson, 31, of Alexandria, was released from a hospital Saturday, Sept. 15, and booked into the Stearns County Jail on probable cause felony assault, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

09/14/2018 10:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Second man pleads guilty in kidnapping of Minnesota teen3 hours ago 

A second man charged last fall in connection with the abduction of an Alexandria teenager pleaded guilty Friday, Sept.

09/12/2018 05:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Our View: Localizing opioid crisis 

We may refer to "Minnesota's opioid crisis," but the crisis likely feels more local than statewide for the people who probably are most familiar with the many facets of the issue. Those people are involved in the local court and probation system, child protection, health care and law enforcement to name just a few.

09/12/2018 05:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states 

Around Minnesota, winters just aren't as cold as they used to be. DNR climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld produced this graphic showing how Grand Rapids is losing its coldest temperature readings, which are usually collected overnight.

08/31/2018 11:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota couple finds success with goat yoga 

This Nigerian dwarf goat climbed on the shoulders of Chris Pappenfuss of Alexandria, Minn., cocked its head and wondered what she would do next. A goat fell fast asleep in Joellen Petrick's arms following class Saturday, Aug. 25. One participant got an earful during a goat yoga session Saturday morning, Aug. 25, in Forada, Minn.

08/28/2018 02:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mother is grateful daughter, 23 months old, recovering after being pinned under van1 hour ago 

Kenzie Moran of Alexandria recovers at the Gillette Children's Hospital in the Twin Cities after being pinned underneath a van at Chippewa Park in Brandon Township, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.