ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It's getting harder to brag about being a hardy Minnesotan. That was the underlying message from a pair of climatologists who spoke at Alexandria Technical and Community College's kickoff to Senior College last week. "We don't get as cold as we used to," said Kenny Blumenfeld, senior climatologist for the DNR. "We are not breaking record lows."
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Fourth-grade students and adults were filmed using a toilet during the 2016 Douglas County Groundwater Festival, in Alexandria, Minn. Alexandria Light and Power Utilities' former water treatment plant superintendent is facing criminal charges in connection with the videos. Keith Patrick Avery, 65, who retired in July 2017, has been charged with one felony and one gross misdemeanor count of interference with privacy. Charges were filed Wednesday, April 25.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—An man accused of strangling a North Dakota priest was dating a woman who lived in an apartment co-signed by the priest, according to records given to Forum News Service. Chad Vincent Legare, 42, of Alexandria, is charged in McHenry County with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary in the Jan. 30 attack on Rev. Robert Wapenski, 62.
TOWNER, N.D. — A Minnesota man charged with attacking a rural North Dakota priest last month referred to the victim as a rapist during a court hearing Thursday, Feb. 8. Facing three felonies, including attempted murder, Chad Legare of Alexandria, Minn., appeared in North Dakota's McHenry County District Court. Legare did not enter a plea, but answered a question about whether he posed a threat to anyone if he were released on bail. "As long as John Doe didn't rape any other women, he's safe from me," Legare said in court.