Alexandria

Fire Officials Release Possible Cause of Alexandria House Fire

When deputies arrived on scene, two areas of the house, both near electrical and gas lines, were engulfed in flames

Courtesy: Fox News  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Lightning was the likely cause of a house fire in rural Alexandria. Crews were called to the house around 6:20 Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on scene, two areas of the house, both near electrical and gas lines, were engulfed in flames. Alexandria and Forada Fire Departments responded. The fire caused damage to the…

Details Released in Death of 12-Year-Old Alexandria Girl

Jalysa got into the water on her own and was swept away by the current before she went under water

GoFundMeALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It has been determined that a 12-year-old girl died of freshwater drowning last month near Alexandria. The body of JaLysa Cook was pulled out of the channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling on April 28th around 6 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found that JaLysa got into the water on her own and was swept…

Douglas County Authorities Investigate Drowning of Juvenile Near Alexandria

After searching in the water and along the shore by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team, the girl was found just after 6 p.m. in about three feet of water

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities from Douglas County are investigating after a female juvenile drowned near Alexandria. The call for help came in just after 5:30 p.m. Friday after the girl was said to have last been seen in the water channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling, lakes which are about three miles from Alexandria. After searching in…

Garfield, Minnesota Home Damaged in Fire

The garage and vehicle inside were both lost

GARFIELD, Minn. — Fire spreads from a garage into a house, causing extensive damage. It happened at 9170 Blue Jay Way Northwest in Garfield, Minnesota, west of Alexandria. Authorities say the fire consumed the upper floor of the house and caused extensive damage to the main and lower floors. The garage and vehicle inside were both lost. The fire is…

Missing Minnesota Man Found Dead

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office dive team located Ryan "RJ" Johnson in Lake Agnes this morning around 10.

The body of a missing Alexandria man has been found. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office dive team located Ryan “RJ” Johnson in Lake Agnes this morning around 10. An autopsy is being done to determine the exact cause of death. The 32-year-old had last been seen by a friend on Thursday night at a bar. Police say there was evidence…

Police Suggest Missing Alexandria Man May Have Entered Water

The 32-year-old was last seen by a friend on Thursday night at a bar

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The search continues for a missing man from Alexandria. A second day of water searches were held to search for Ryan Johnson. The 32-year-old was last seen by a friend on Thursday night at a bar. The Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota DNR conducted water searches on Lake Agnes and Lake…

Blood, Sweat And Beers: Alexandria Welcomes 1st Brewery In 70 Years

Copper Trail Brewing Opened In December

Blood, sweat and beers. That’s what two young entrepreneurs went through to re-tap into the beer industry in their hometown, the first brewery to open in the city of Alexandria in generations. Local boys Adam Graf and Dave Gibbons unleashed the taps at Copper Trail Brewing just before Christmas. They first discovered a brewing passion while studying at NDSU. “Kind…