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Suspect Arrested
29-Sep-2016

The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest in connection with the reported robbery at All Stop Gas Station.39 year old James Larsen of Alexandria is in custody at the Douglas County Jail awaiting formal charges.After further investigation by the police department and the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Larsen was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels thanked the public for providing information and assistance in this case, which is still under investigation.About 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Larsen entered All Stop Gas Station on McKay Avenue and demanded money from an employee, according to the police department.The report said Larsen gave the impression he was holding a firearm, though it remained concealed underneath his sweatshirt. Larsen fled with an unknown sum of money.Officers responded to the gas station and a search for Larsen began. He was found and arrested less than 24 hours after the incident.

 

Deer Collisions
28-Sep-2016

Watch out for deer if you’re driving in Minnesota. A study by State Farm Insurance company says Minnesota drivers are more likely to hit deer this year than last year.According to data, Minnesota is considered a “high risk” state for deer collisions. In fact, it’s ranked the seventh highest in the U.S. behind West Virginia, Montana, Pennsylvania, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Drivers have a 1 in 80 chance of hitting a deer this year. That’s up 1.3 percent from last year.We’re also approaching the months where most deer-vehicle collisions occur.State Farm says most crashes involving deer, elk or moose happen in November. That’s followed by October and December.According to State Farm, that has a lot to do with the mating season.The state Department of Public Safety has a list of where all the reported deer collisions happened in 2015 According to the information, Dakota County had the most deer collisions with 158 reported.Hennepin and Stearns counties followed with 146 and 133 collisions respectively.Altogether in the state, there were 2,141 crashes involving deer. Six people died as a result.

 

Traffic fatalities
28-Sep-2016

More details have been released about a three-vehicle crash that left two people dead and closed down Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria early Tuesday morning.

The crash involved a Freightliner semitrailer, a GMC Sierra pickup truck, and a Volvo semitrailer.

According to the state patrol both people in the GMC Sierra were killed as a result of the crash. The driver was 40 year old Calvin Hess of Kenmare, North Dakota and his passenger 39 year old Myron Bishop, of Thompson Falls, Montana.

The accident happened when the driver of the Freightliner, 28 year old Terrence Conway, of Monroe, Louisiana was traveling west on I-94 when he stopped and pulled over on the right shoulder at mile post 112.

The Sierra, also west bound, veered into the right shoulder and crashed into the trailer of the stopped Freightliner.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Volvo, 65 year old Larry Winter, of Hoffman, also west bound, then collided with the stopped Sierra, which was partially in the west bound lane.

Winter suffered non-life threatening injuries, while Conway was listed as having no apparent injuries, according to the report.

Both westbound lanes on I-94 were closed for several hours after the crash, but they are now open.

The crash happened about three miles west of Osakis shortly before 6 a.m.

Traffic on County Road 82 between Osakis and Alexandria was also backed up earlier this morning when traffic was being detoured off I-94.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

Vandalism
28-Sep-2016

On Monday 09/26/2016 night at 7:07 pm TCSO received a call of damage to property that occurred in the city of Browerville. Jesse VanNorman, city of Browerville, reported that between Friday September 23rd, 2016 and Monday September 26th, her Buick SUV was scratched and dented by someone. The vehicle was at her residence on 5th St in Browerville when it happened. If you have information regarding this incident, please call the TCSO at 1-800-794-5733.

 

 

Upcoming Local Events & KEYL/KXDL Events

LPGE Homecoming Parade & Football Game

The Long Prairie/Grey Eagle Thunder homecoming parade will be held Friday September 30th at 2pm in downtown Long Prairie. You're invited to come out and show your support for the elementary schools (LPGE and ST. Mary's) and LPGE secondary. The Homecoming football game is at 7pm Friday Night...

 

Centracare Farmers Market

Local farmers market @ Centracare Green Space across from the nursing home. Friday 2:00pm - 6:30pm..

 

Real Men Sing at Staples Motley School

Don't miss REAL MEN SING coming up October 1st at the Staples Motley High School Gym. The concert is at 7ppm with doors opening at 6pm. you can purchase tickets online at www.staplesmen.org or locally in Long Prairie at the LP Chamber office...

 

Potato Pancake Brunch

Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie will be having a potato pancake brunch, Sunday October 2nd from 9:45am - 1pm. All are welcome...

 

Pillow Cleaning Fundraiser

The Long Prairie Senior Citizens will have their fundraising Pillow Cleaning, Tuesday October 4th at 50 3rd Street North in Long Prairie. Feather Pillows $12 - $15. Call Murna for more information at 320-732-2282. Appointments can be made for Monday evening (Oct 3rd) by calling Jody Bebault at 3..

 

Prairie Quilters

The October 2016 meeting of the Prairie Quilters will be the first Thursday of the month ...October 6th, at 7pm in the original location (Middle School)... Please enter the school using door #S5 and go to room 108.. You can park and enter at the south end of the school, facing Hwy 287. ..

 

Coffee in Clotho

The first Friday of every month, enjoy coffee in Clotho at the United Methodist Church from 6:30am - 9am..

 

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