Ashby, MN

Central Minnesota man facing several charges following police standoff

(St. Cloud, MN) -- A central Minnesota man faces 12 felony charges following an eight-hour standoff, during which police say he fired a gun through a wall into an area where investigators had been standing minutes before. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force raided an apartment Tuesday on suspicion that 37-year-old Shawn Jacobs was distributing meth and other controlled substances, plus unlawfully possessing firearms.
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The signs to look for when someone is drowning

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The pictures of Nicole and Jim Botzet's daughter Kortni are limited. "[Here's] her first day of school. First day as a kindergartener... only first day of school," Nicole said while looking at a photo album. The Botzets have six-and-a-half years worth of photos, ending with the...
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Chamber of Commerce explains flag etiquette ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

(Alexandria, MN)--The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has put out a reminder of flag etiquette and protocol as we head into the Memorial Day Weekend. Many wonder how you should display the America flag on Memorial Day? They tell you what to do with that flag and how to show your pride, and honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our nation.

Darlene Linda (Nelson) Nordlund

Darlene Nordlund, age 76 of Elbow Lake, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Visitation for Darlene Nordlund will be on Monday, May 30, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, MN. Funeral services for...

Baseball: Alexandria sweeps Detroit Lakes ahead of Section 8-3A playoffs

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria baseball team established itself as one of the top Class 3A programs in the state this spring through the regular season. Alexandria will be a top-two seed in the section playoffs that open up on May 31. The team the Cardinals faced in the regular-season finale on Thursday, Detroit Lakes, entered the doubleheader with a 12-4 record and will likely be the fifth seed when the 8-3A field is officially seeded by the QRF through on May 27.

Betty Wilberg

Betty Wilberg, age 91 of Hoffman, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the Barrett Care Center. Funeral services for Betty Rose Wilberg will be Friday, May 27, 2022, at 200 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN, with Pastor Mark Mathews officiating. Betty Rose Wilberg was one...

Performed At State, Received Superior Ratings

Congratulations to the Ashby Arrow Solo and Ensembles Students this year! Our students performed in the Solos and Ensembles Contest at Henning, Wednesday April 6th. The students did an extraordinary job. The Girls Quartet sang and received a Satisfactory. Kaylee Schlundt received an Excellent performing a vocal solo. Kennady Skougard (right) received a Superior rating performing a vocal solo. Max Gronwold (left) and Kennady Skougard received a Superior performing a flute duet. Kennady and Max went to the State Solos Ensembles at M-State in Fergus Falls Saturday, May 7th and both received Superior ratings for their state level performances. Congratulations Max and Kennady, and congratulations Ashby Arrow Musicians! Submitted by Tony Munsterman.

Battler Trap Team Show Skills, Sawyer Shot Perfect

The Battle Lake High School Trap Team has had a cold and wet 2022 season. The team consists of 22 kids, 17 boys and 5 girls who have all been practicing hard to improve their skills. The team has one week left of competition to determine conference standings. On June 4th there will be a multi school tournament at Dalton outdoors followed by the Alexandria State shoot on June 14th.

Underwood Golfers At Tipsinah Mounds, Swonger Wins

Underwood participated in the Quad County golf meet last Wednesday at Tipsinah Mounds. For the boys, Trevor Swonger won the meet by 11 strokes while posting his best score of the year with a two under par 69. He works hard and puts a lot of pressure on himself to do well so it was nice to see him post a score of under par. Our two freshmen, Hudson Risbrudt and Jaxon Swonger also played well with Hudson posting an 84 and placing 9th and Jaxon a shot an 85 placing 11th. They continue to get better every meet. In the girls division, Amber Frigaard had her best nine of her career, shooting a 40 on the back nine ending up with a 92 and placing 4th. Amber has been consistent all year and is starting to play her best golf heading into the conference meet on Monday, May 23.