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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…

Hear from Alexandria Teen, Reunited with Family, Tonight on KVRR Local News @ 9

Prosecutors say was transported in a duffel bag, kept in a closet and "treated like animal" over the 29 days she was missing

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. —¬†Charges are filed against three man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria. 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 with kidnapping and…

Alexandria Community Ready to Support Local Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Alexandria Police now have new information in the case

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Block went missing on August 8th. She was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. Alexandria Police now have new information in the case and the community is celebrating the return of one of their own. “She’s an amazing woman with a lot of strength,” said Alexandria Police…

Alexandria Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block's disappearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A teenage girl from Alexandria made a dramatic escape from her captors after she was kidnapped nearly a month ago. Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block’s disappearance. Alexandria Police have new information in the case. Jasmine Block, 15, was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. She went…

Alexandria Teen, Missing for 29 Days, Describes Escaping from Alleged Abductors

Police said three people have been arrested after 15-year-old Jasmine Block was found late Tuesday afternoon

1/4 Jasmine Block, 15, Alexandria Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Joshua Holby, 31, Carlos, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Steven Powers, 20, Mankato, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Thomas Barker, 32, Carlos, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Alexandria Police have released more information into the case of a missing teen nearly a month ago. Police…