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Update: 'Person of interest' in Long Prairie homicide now in custody

Lori Rosch, registered nurse and director of the Douglas County Hospital emergency room, points to one of the spots a fish hook was removed from a patient. All fish hook removals are documented on a drawing of life-size person. This year's person is Jiggin' Josh and is modeled after Josh Aricx, a physician's assistant. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Catch and release: Hospital charts fish hook removals
17 hours 1 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, July 27
18 hours 25 min ago
Eastbound I-94 on-ramp near Garfield to close today
19 hours 35 min ago
Florence Bergquist bought this plot of land in Kensington in 2013 and recently donated it to Habitat for Humanity for a build. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Habitat receives land donation to build in Kensington
20 hours 56 min ago
Rylee Mickle
Woman who rolled car on I-94 sentenced
July 27, 2017 - 4:36pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, July 26
July 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
Sheriff Troy Wolbersen
Raises approved for four county officials
July 27, 2017 - 7:20am
Jason Maloney
Burglary, chase suspect sentenced
July 26, 2017 - 3:11pm
Frankie Jost of Alexandria has been wakesurfing since she was 3. At age 8, she place first in a women’s division of a competition in Minneapolis. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press) play button
Soul of a surfer
July 26, 2017 - 12:17pm
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
July 26, 2017 - 11:37am
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, July 25
July 26, 2017 - 9:40am
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will do three projects in Douglas County this summer. Number 10 indicates a 15-mile resurfacing project on I-94, number 11 is a bridge replacement on Highway 27 west of Alexandria, and number 12 is a bridge replacement at the I-94 interchange near Osakis. (Map courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)
Danger zones: After series of I-94 crashes, drivers urged to spread out
July 26, 2017 - 6:31am
Virgil Batesole
Council votes to censure Batesole
July 24, 2017 - 11:43pm
Jeremy Pedersen (standing, left) is not only a pastor at two churches in Douglas County, Fahlun and Our Saviours Lutheran Churches, he is also a Minnesota National Guard Battalion Chaplain for the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment. While in Lithuanian recently, he lead worship services for soldiers in his unit. (Contributed)
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
July 24, 2017 - 6:06am
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species.
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
July 22, 2017 - 8:06am

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Torren is available for adoption through the LAHS.

The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Torren.

Torren is a 1 to 2 year old male ...

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