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Fatal Fire In Alexandria, Minnesota

The call came in shortly before 5:00 a.m., this morning.

MINNNEAPOLIS, MN – Two people have died in a mobile home fire in Alexandria, Minnesota. The call came in shortly before 5:00 a.m., this morning. Smoke and flames were visible when police arrived. First responders were told that there may be two people inside the home. The victims were found in a back bedroom. The cause is under investigation by the…

Man Hurt After His ATV Was Hit By An SUV Dies

The Crash In Douglas County Remains Under Investigation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A man hurt when his ATV was hit by an SUV has passed away. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Derek Biggar died Tuesday as a result of his injuries. The 36-year-old man from Carlos, Minnesota was hit while riding his ATV on Monday afternoon on Country Road 21. He was found lying in…

President Trump Pardons Alexandria, Minnesota Turkey

In a national poll to see which of the two birds would get the pardon, Drumstick got 60 percent of the vote.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One lucky turkey from a turkey farm near Alexandria, Minnesota has gotten a presidential pardon. “Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned,” President Trump said as the crowd applauded. Drumstick and his alternate, Wishbone, were raised by Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg, who were on hand for the pardoning. In a national poll to see which of the two birds…

Alexandria, MN Town of the Week 11-7-17

Alexandria has a lot of famous people with a connection to the city and we tried to highlight that. And the name of the movie I could not remember in the segment is “Winter Bone”  Go Cardinals! Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: Alexandria, TOWN OF THE WEEK

University of Utah Shooting Suspect Tied to Alexandria, Minnesota

Boutain's wife, Kathleen, was injured in the incident and received medical attention

SALT LAKE CITY — The man accused of shooting a student at the University of Utah has ties to Alexandria, Minnesota. Police arrested 24-year-old Austin Boutain for shooting Chen Wei Guo during a carjacking near Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City. Boutain’s wife, Kathleen, was injured in the incident and received medical attention. She is also in custody. She…

The Titanic, an Auction and a Letter with a Connection to Alexandria, Minnesota

Holverson was born in Rushford, Minnesota and his family later moved to Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A letter written by a Minnesota man, who perished when the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic, could be auctioned off for an estimated $100,000. The three page letter, written by Alexander Oskar Holverson, is believed to be the last known document to be written by a passenger before the sinking of the Titanic…

Man Who Helped Rescue Alexandria Teen from Kidnappers Gives Back to the Family

In what police call an incredible example of kindness, Melchert gave the $7,000 reward back to Block

1/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption   ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Police in Alexandria say the man rewarded for a kidnapped girl’s safe return gave the money back to the victim’s family. Chief Rick Wyffels says Earl Melchert was the man who called 911 after Jasmine Block…

House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, Returns to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since he was shot while at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise was greeted by standing ovation from the House as he walked in. He participated in Thursday’s vote series and addressed his colleagues on the House floor, thanking Rep. Brad Wenstrup,…

Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…