Wander Minnesota: Fall Foliage And FunThe DNR is reporting that fall colors have begun to pop, mostly up north as of this writing. The gorgeous fall foliage season is all too short. Now is the time to plan a little getaway to enjoy them before winter sets in. Here are a few suggestions for lodgings that are open past the summer tourist season.
Police: Woman In Custody After Faribault Inmate's Fatal Meth OverdoseAn Alexandria woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into a Faribault jail, leading to the overdose death of an inmate. Faribault police say an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault was found dead in their cell on Sept. 5. An autopsy found that they had died from a meth overdose.
Alexandria's Big Ole Undergoes $26K RepairsOne of Roadside America's top attractions is going to get some much needed repairs. Big Ole, the very large statue in Alexandria, has some structural problems. The 28-foot-tall Viking was built for the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, but now he has big holes and cracks that need filling.
Highway Patrol Warns Cyclists Of Dangers Of Freeway TrafficMinnesota Highway Patrol is warning bicyclists about the dangers of riding where they are not supposed to after a freeway crash took one man's life over the weekend.
Timberwolves Caravan Starts Aug. 4 In AlexandriaThe Minnesota Timberwolves are set to get their annual caravan started across the state as they embark on a new era in the organization. The Timberwolves Caravan, headlined by Minnesota native Tyus Jones, takes off on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as it heads to Alexandria for an event from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
1 Dog Dead After Alexandria Fire Consumes HomeA Saturday fire that started in a garage left an Alexandria home destroyed and a dog dead. According to a report from the Douglas Count Sheriff's Office, the fire began in a garage on East Lake Mary Road while someone was transferring gasoline from one can to another.
Woman Allegedly Stabs Boyfriend In AlexandriaA man was hospitalized after allegedly being stabbed by his girlfriend in Alexandria Friday night. Police say they were called to the St. Cloud Hospital's emergency room just after 11:30 p.m. because a stabbing victim wanted to talk to them.
St. Paul Sergeant Named Police Officer Of The Year By GroupA St. Paul police sergeant has been named Police Officer of the Year by a Minnesota law enforcement association for his work with East and West African immigrant communities.
Police Search For Missing Alexandria Teen, 15Alexandria Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teen. Joshua Adoni Otis, 15, was last seen Thursday after he left his home on foot.
Alexandria Police Seek Suspects In Armed RobberyThe Alexandria Police Department is looking for two suspects after a man was the victim of an armed robbery on Tuesday. Authorities responded at about 1 p.m. to the area of 7th Avenue and Park Street in Alexandria after a 34-year-old man called police saying he had been the victim of an armed robbery at about 10:30 a.m.
Boy, 2, Dies Weeks After Falling Through Thin IceNearly a month after he fell through lake ice with his grandfather, a 2-year-old boy from Alexandria has died.
Man Dies, Grandson In Critical Condition After ATV Breaks Through IceA 50-year-old man is dead and his 2-year-old grandson is in critical condition after the UTV they were on broke through the ice on a lake near Alexandria, according to their family.