Alexandria

Two men sentenced for selling meth in western Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Federal prosecutors say two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution ring in western Minn. Thirty-five-year-old Jonathan Listrom of Circle Pines and 53-year-old Steven Johnson of Glenwood sold meth in the Alexandria area. Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk says Listrom was sentenced to 16 years in prison followed…

Man with 8 active arrest warrants arrested in Douglas County

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KVRR) — A 49-year-old Inver Grove Heights man who had eight active arrest warrants was brought into the Douglas County Jail Saturday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Don Johnson was arrested after running from police several times and stealing multiple vehicles. The first pursuit by Alexandria Police officers began Thursday night when the Douglas County Sheriff’s…

Social Distancing: “Birthplace Of America”

Diving into the Kensington Runestone story in Alexandria

  More travel adventures. Today we’re exploring a city that claims to have been explored by Vikings way back in the 1300’s. Here’s a live look at our friend Big Ole in Alexandria, Minnesota. He’s 28-feet tall, built in 1965, and weighs four tons. It’s a fun site to see, plus you can pose for photos for the webcam. We…

Discover Minnesota: Alexandria

Alexandria Makes The Most Of Claim As "Birthplace Of America"

  Alexandria, Minnesota makes the most of its claim to the the birthplace of America, no matter how dubious that claim is. Alexandria is just over 100 miles from Fargo on I-94. The area boasts more than 350 lakes, along with plenty of biking options along rail-to-trail paths. But it’s history that makes Alexandria really stand out. The shield on…

No major injuries after small plane crashed, caught on fire in Brandon

BRANDON, Minn. — An airplane crashed and caught on fire in Brandon, Minn. at around 1 p.m. Saturday. All occupants were out of the plane and not requesting medical assistance when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. The plane, piloted by 53-year-old Paul Erickson of Alexandria, was a single engine Piper PA-18 Super Cub. Erickson said he…

Fatal Crash Victim In Douglas County Identified

He is 47-year-old Robert Kirscht of Brandon, Minnesota

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Authorities identify the man killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Douglas County. He is 47-year-old Robert Kirscht of Brandon, Minnesota. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by 67-year-old David Thoennes of Alexandria pulled in front of Kirscht’s vehicle on County Road 8. Kirscht’s vehicle, which was towing a trailer, rolled. He was pronounced…