(Alexandria, MN) The scenario was set, the call was made and the first responders were under the watchful eyes of their supervisors.  Douglas County's Emergency Management team organized a mock chemical accident Monday night.  3M of Alexandria helped provide the location, high school students and community members acted as victims and onlookers, and the first reponders did the rest.  The scenario surrounded a number of teenagers who had climbed a fence on the 3M property and had somehow managed to spill some barrels filled with a chemical, thus contaminating themselves.  Responding to the scene were Alexandria Police officers and Fire fighters, along with North Ambulance EMT's.  The mock victims were taken to Alomere Health to help them work on their emergency response to a chemical accident.  The drill also was helpful to 3M employees.

Douglas County Emergency Management Director Julie Anderson talks about the importance of the training.

More from this section

The Minnesota Sheriff's Association is putting out the all points bulletin again.  They say it's that time of year again, adding "it shouldn't be difficult to figure out how to drive when seeing those big yellow boxes with bright flashing lights and stop signs. Yet each year, countless indiv…

(Alexandria, MN)  This Sunday kids are being told to get outside; and they like it!  For the 6th year in a row two organizations have partnered with a lot of great businesses, organizations and individuals to put on a free event for kids.  It's called the Youth Outdoor Activity Day.  The Vik…

(Alexandria, MN) The State Patrol has confirmed that an Alexandria woman died as a result of a two vehicle crash at 3:39pm Wednesday afternoon south of Alexandria.  A Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 59 year old James Leslie Whalen of Castle Rock, Colorado was traveling northbound on Highway 2…

(Carlos, MN)  One vehicle was one its side, another damaged as the State Patrol investigates a two-vehicle crash near Carlos Tuesday afternoon.  The Patrol says it is a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of State Highway 29 and County Road 13 (Carlos Corners).  The injury is believ…

Alexandria, MN, August 12, 2019– Inspired by wanting to be in touch with businesses and the residential community, the City of Alexandria will be hosting Coffee with the Council. Anyone can stop by and visit with City Council members, including business owners and city residents.