ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—An Alexandria woman had the trip of a lifetime, winning more than $120,000 while waiting for her plane to take off. Elizabeth Brown was on her way to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on Jan. 24 when she stopped at Holiday Stationstores in Champlin for coffee and lottery tickets, according to a news release from the Minnesota Lottery. "We wanted to have something to do in the airport while we wait," Brown, who was traveling to Arizona with her significant other, said in the news release.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has been one of the most talked about cases in Minnesota history. Now it is up to an Alexandria judge to decide if the Wetterling family's request to keep some details of that investigation private is allowed under the state or federal constitution. A hearing Friday, Feb. 2, in Alexandria will lay out arguments in the open records case on the Wetterling investigative file. The ruling by Judge Ann Carrott will set an important precedent for Minnesota criminal cases.