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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 9, 2017
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 8
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, Feb. 8 Utility company call, comp was driving by and heard a loud jet engine sound, called company and was told that typically happens when a main valve freezes, technician in route, Alex. School bus violation, stop arm violation, driver...
February 9, 2017 - 12:08pm
February 8, 2017
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Monday, Feb. 6 Public assist, comp received call from alarm company about low temperature at a residence. House was secure and comp was advised of findings, Alexandria. Vehicle in ditch. An unoccupied vehicle, which was not a hazard, was found near...
February 8, 2017 - 3:45pm
January 25, 2017
Update: Arrest made after standoff
Local law enforcement, including the Douglas County SWAT Team, were called to a home on Runestone Drive in east Alexandria around 8 p.m. Tuesday...
January 25, 2017 - 4:17pm
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Nov. 25
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, Nov. 23 Property damage accident, pickup pulling a U-Haul, Intersate 94, mile marker 103. Vehicle...
November 25, 2016 - 3:07pm
November 8, 2016
Man drove other people's cars while drunk, charges say
DONNELLY, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials learned a Stevens County man was driving under the influence when he drove two different cars he mistakenly thought he owned, a complaint filed in Stevens County District Court alleges. John Robert Bristle, 72, of Donnelly, drove another...
November 8, 2016 - 6:48pm
Updated: Victim, suspect identified in Wadena shooting
By Forum News Service WADENA, MINN -- Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300...
November 8, 2016 - 7:37am
October 10, 2016
1 arrested after stabbings at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Police arrested a 33-year-old Richfield man Sunday evening for allegedly stabbing two people at the Mall of America.A fight broke out about 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the third level of the mall’s east side. Two men were stabbed. The fight was among a group of people...
October 10, 2016 - 1:22pm
September 27, 2016
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest in connection with the reported robbery at All Stop Gas Station. James Larsen, 39, of Alexandria...
September 27, 2016 - 5:49pm
September 9, 2016
Glenwood man turns himself in to authorities after multi-agency search
By Gretchen Brown, West Central Tribune A man who ran from a sheriff's deputy Thursday and spurred multiple ground and air searches has turned himself in to authorities, the Pope County Sheriff's Office says. Jacob Donovan Nelson, 29, of rural Glenwood, turned himself in to the Douglas...
September 9, 2016 - 10:49am
September 8, 2016
Multi-agencies search for Glenwood suspect
Law enforcement officials are looking for a 29-year-old male who fled authorities early this morning, Thursday. The suspect, according to authorities, is Jacob Donovan Nelson of rural Glenwood. According to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 7:30 a.m., a concerned citizen...
September 8, 2016 - 3:29pm
September 3, 2016
UPDATE: Wetterling suspect leads authorities to remains, KSTP reports
By Mary Divine, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. JOSEPH, Minn. -- After nearly 30 years of searching, wondering, waiting and hoping, Patty and Jerry...
September 3, 2016 - 9:10am
September 2, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, September 1
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Thursday, Sept. 1 Suspicious vehicle, anonymous complaint of a truck in a driveway and someone sleeping in the driver’s seat, Alex. Suspicious activity, drug paraphernalia found inside public restroom, Brandon. Burglary, two jars of change were...
September 2, 2016 - 1:40pm
July 20, 2016
Charges dropped in felony assault case
Charges have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Alexandria woman in an assault case. Quashieka Nicole Cook was charged in Douglas County District Court March 7 with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault in connection with an incident that occurred on March...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 30, 2016
Fargo, Moorhead police collar 18 men on suspicion of soliciting minors for sex
By Dave Olson, Forum News Service Police in Fargo and Moorhead arrested 18 men over the course of two days this week and all 18 were being held in jail Thursday, June 30, on pending charges relating to soliciting minors for sexual activity, according to jail records. At a Thursday...
June 30, 2016 - 11:33am
June 28, 2016
UPDATE: Alexandria man charged after near fatal heroin overdose
A 28-year-old Alexandria man is suspected to have supplied heroin that resulted in an overdose that nearly killed a woman in Fergus Falls. Mathias...
June 28, 2016 - 8:30am