WCCO Viewers' Choice For The Best Cookie In MinnesotaChoosing the best cookie in Minnesota is no easy feat. With hundreds of bakeries across the state, there are no shortage recipes and favorites. But there can only be one Best of Minnesota, and your votes sent me to Alexandria for some fun at the Sugar Shack.
Alexandria Twins Face Off For Top Spot At State Cross Country MeetThe state cross country meet was held Saturday at St. Olaf, with the biggest question mark surrounding the girls Double-A race. It was a showdown between two twin sisters from Alexandria, years in the making.
ME: Human Remains Are Missing College StudentThe Midwest Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday that the human remains found Monday in Douglas County belong to a missing Starbuck college student. Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, was last seen alive on the night of Oct. 14 at an Alexandria gas station.
Family, Investigators Believe Remains Found Are Missing 18-Year-OldAn autopsy is being done on human remains that were found in a farmer's field Monday afternoon. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:31 p.m. a farmer discovered what was believed to be human remains while harvesting a field in Orange Township.
Oscar Nominee John Hawkes To Appear At Twin Cities Film FestAlexandria native and Oscar nominee John Hawkes is set to appear at the Twin Cities Film Fest. Hawkes will appear Monday night at a screening of his new movie, "Too Late." Hawkes plays a troubled private investigator hired to find a missing woman from his own past.
Prep Blog: Section Finals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's section championship weekend in high school football. Across the state Friday and Saturday, state tournament bids are on the line as teams battle to become one of the eight left battling for a championship among the seven classes in the state.
Sheriff: 18-Year-Old Starbuck Woman MissingOfficials from Douglas and Pope counties say an 18-year-old woman has been missing since Wednesday night. According to authorities, Laura Ann Schwendemann was last seen at the Holiday Gas Station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria at about 9:30 p.m.
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.