Alexandria

Teen Girls Thrown From ATV, One Seriously Hurt

The crash happened Saturday afternoon on a field road on private property near Parkers Prairie

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. — Two teens are thrown from their ATV after hitting a muddy area south of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old female driver was initially unresponsive and appeared to have a head injury and fractured bones. She was taken to Alexandria for treatment. Her 15-year-old female passenger didn’t appear to be hurt…

Alexandria Woman Dies in Douglas County Collision

An SUV crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a van.

ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) – An Alexandria, Minnesota woman was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 29 south of Alexandria, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says an SUV driven by a Colorado Man crossed the center line of the highway, several miles south of the I-94 interchange and collided with a van. Both vehicles rolled. The van’s driver was…

Two Montana Men Arrested With $4 Million Worth of Marijuana and THC

Men Were Stopped Saturday on I-94 Near Alexandria, Minnesota

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MN — A $4 million pot and THC bust near Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says two Montana men face drug charges. They were stopped on I-94 by a state trooper on Saturday. A police dog detected the drugs and the trooper found 900 pounds of marijuana and THC concentrate in their camper. The drugs have a street…

Minnesota Man Sentenced For Attacking North Dakota Priest Over A Woman

Chad Legare attacked the Rev. Robert Wapenski in Anamoose in January 2018

ANAMOOSE, ND — An Alexandria man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking a priest in an apparent dispute over a woman in north central North Dakota. Authorities say 43-year-old Chad Legare attacked the Rev. Robert Wapenski at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose in January 2018. Wapenski was beaten and had computer speaker wire wrapped around…

One Firefighter Treated For Smoke Inhalation After Responding To One Of Two Chimney Fires

 Douglas County authorities responded to the fires just hours apart

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MN — Douglas County authorities respond to two chimney fires, just hours apart. The first call was on Tuesday in Farwell where Jonathan and Tonya Gackle reported their chimney on fire. It quickly spread to the second floor of the house. There is extensive fire and water damage to the structure. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. Another…

Three People Hurt After Crashing At Intersection In Douglas County

The sheriff's office says the crash happened Tuesday night on Lake Victoria Road

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MN — Three people were rushed to hospitals after crashing at an intersection in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened Tuesday night on Lake Victoria Road. 27-year-old Jacob Haan of Alexandria was thrown from his vehicle and taken to the hospital in Alexandria. Two people in the other vehicle, 54-year-old Steven Stixrud and 58-year-old Lori Stixrud…

Minnesota Man Will Plead Guilty Of Assaulting Priest

Forty-three-year-old Chad Legare, of Alexandria, Minnesota, is accused of assaulting the Rev. Robert Wapenski Jan. 30 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose, in a dispute involving a woman.

TOWNER, N.D. (AP) _ A Minnesota man charged with attacking a priest in North Dakota is scheduled to change his not guilty plea. Forty-three-year-old Chad Legare, of Alexandria, Minnesota, is accused of assaulting the Rev. Robert Wapenski Jan. 30 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose, in a dispute involving a woman. Legare earlier pleaded not guilty to attempted…

Sharing War Stories: 88 Local Veterans Spent Two Days In Washington, D.C.

They were selected for the latest North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. — They were a group of 88 of our area’s finest service members. They were just the latest heroes to take the North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We went along for the ride and it was a 2-day whirlwind of activity as we took in memorial after memorial, shared lunches and snacks and more importantly shared…

Second Of Three Alexandria Kidnapping Suspects Pleads Guilty

Joshua Holby of Carlos will be sentenced in January and is expected to serve more than seven years in prison

Joshua Holby, 31, Carlos, MinnesotaDOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn.– One of three men involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault of an Alexandria teenager has pleaded guilty. 31-year-old Joshua Holby of Carlos pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the August 2017 case. He’ll be sentenced in January and is expected to serve more than seven years in prison. Holby and two other men were…