Alexandria

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…

Alexandria Man Charged After Shooting Officer With Bow And Arrow

prosecutors have charged 31-year-old Ramey Olson with three counts of assaulting a police officer

STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria man is charged after hitting an officer with an arrow last week in Sauk Centre. Stearns County prosecutors have charged 31-year-old Ramey Olson with three counts of assaulting a police officer. Olson is accused of firing arrows at three officers, striking one of them and prompting the other two to shoot at him. He is…

Alexandria Woman Killed In Crash In Carlton County

84-year-old Darlene Lewis-Lucas was killed near Twin Lakes Township

CARLTON COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria woman is dead after a crash Sunday on I-35 in Carlton County, Minnesota. 84-year-old Darlene Lewis-Lucas was killed near Twin Lakes Township. The state patrol says shortly before 3:15 p.m., Lewis-Lucas was attempting to make a U-turn using a median crossover from I-35 southbound when her vehicle was hit by a pickup. The pickup’s…