Here are 2009's top 10 stories on the Echo Press website
The Echo Press website allows the newspaper to see which stories received the most page views in 2009.
The stories on the website are not necessarily the ones the newspaper editorial staff selects as the top 10 stories of the year. Watch for that list in the Friday Echo Press, which will go online Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, here are the top 10 Internet stories and their online publication dates:
1. "Alexandria man dies in rollover," March 15 (about James Lee Blanchette).
2. "From the depths of Lake Carlos," June 26 (about scuba diver Jeff Bosek finding elk antlers that were at least 2,000 years old).
3. "Four arrested in Alexandria drug sting," August 21 (involving ecstasy and crack cocaine).
4. "Lesnar hospitalized with sickness," November 17 (about Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar of Alexandria).
5. "Alexandria man dies in motorcycle crash," May 22 (about Dustin Lee Johnson).
6. "Osakis man dies in rollover," April 13 (about Jeremy Baker).
7. "Meth sting leads to ar-rest," March 5 (about undercover drug agents setting up a buy at an Alexandria motel parking lot).
8. "Bug-A-Boo Bay to close soon," December 16 (about the restaurant shutting its doors on January 1).
9. "Man hospitalized in crash near Doolittle's remains in stable condition," January 16 (about Vern Maanum of Glenwood).
10. "12-year-old girl injured in rollover," May 12 (about Erica Just of Alexandria).