Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re still trying to figure out what to do, we’ve got you covered. I went in search of Minnesota’s Best Romantic Restaurant, and your votes sent me west of the cities to Alexandria for Bella’s on Broadway.
Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire near Alexandria in western Minnesota. Douglas County sheriff’s authorities say dispatchers received the call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Five people are in the Douglas County Jail after the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and local police departments made a series of methamphetamine-related busts this week. On Monday, agents and officers from Alexandria Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Hildebrand of South Haven and 23-year-old Jami Johnson of Sauk Rapid. Undercover agents bought 106 grams of meth for $6,000 from Hildebrand and Johnson, which has a street value of over $21,000. They were both eventually charged with 1st-degree controlled substance sales crime.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health is opening a second clinic in the Minnesota city of Alexandria. Sanford said services that will be offered at the new clinic will range from pediatric cardiology to podiatry.
The socks are coming off and the juices will be flowing this weekend at Carlos Creek Winery. The annual Grape Stomp gives visitors a chance to see and feel how wine was made the old-fashioned way, starting with a pair of bare feet.
Police discovered an outdoor marijuana growing operation while serving a search warrant for an Alexandria man Friday, according to authorities. Alexandria Police, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and agents from the West Central Minn. Narcotics Task Force were executing a search warrant Friday for 46-year-old Warren McArdell at 9290 State Hwy 114 SW in Alexandria. While searching for McArdell on the property, which is owned by 53-year-old William James Doraska, authorities discovered a marijuana growing operation.
The pediatric patient who received a cord blood transplant back in April in an attempt to cure HIV/AIDs has died, according to officials with the Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Medical officials said the 12-year-old boy, who has not been named, was born with HIV and later contracted leukemia.
Alexandria, Minn. ranked by a travel website as one of the nation’s best small towns. Livability.com ranks Alexandria number seven on their “Top 10 Best Small Towns” list. The website calls Alexandria “one of the fastest growing micropolitan areas in the country,” with great natural beauty, a plethora of outdoor activity options and charming shops and structures.
A Douglas County grand jury has indicted an Alexandria man in the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man.
There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.
All this week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are goin’ to the lake. On Tuesday, they headed to Alexandria, Minn. There — on a sunny day with highs in the 80s — the duo visited the Maritime Museum, a winery and even went surfing.
Prosecutors have charged an Alexandria man in the stabbing death of another man over the weekend. The Douglas County attorney has charged Kody Lee Klimek with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of third-degree murder.
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death outside of an apartment building in Alexandria Saturday afternoon, according to police. Alexandria Police Chief Richard Wyffels says at about 1:11 p.m., authorities responded to a report of a stabbing at 1705 East 6th Ave. Upon arrival, they found Phillip Alstadt of Alexandria dead.
Authorities in Douglas County are investigating a small plane crash that happened at Lake Latoka on Friday morning.
Authorities said three roadways re-opened at 5 p.m. Monday after being closed due to a late winter storm.