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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 2, 2015
Dispute leads to gunfire
A domestic disturbance in Alexandria on Thanksgiving night resulted in gunfire, an arrest and felony charges. Ladetrick Rone, 36, of Alexandria...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 21, 2015
A day of crafts and socializing
Many people enjoyed the bright, sunny Saturday to take a drive for some shopping and socializing. Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City held...
November 21, 2015 - 12:21pm
November 6, 2015
Man pleads guilty to felony level assault
An Alexandria man who is facing five felony charges involving domestic assault pleaded guilty to one of the counts. In Douglas County District Court on October 29, James Elroy Sletten, 45, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault. He faces four other counts...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Man flees vehicle arson attempt
Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is investigating what appears to be a possible vehicle arson incident that happened in Nelson. According to law enforcement, at 1:29 a.m.
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Robertson faces additional sex crime charges
A former Alexandria man sentenced in July for criminal sexual conduct has again been charged with additional sex crimes. Colin Lloyd Robertson,...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
'Person of interest' named in Wetterling case
Just a block from Annandale Middle School, in a neighborhood full of children, stands the home of Dan Heinrich, who was charged October 29 in federal court with possession of child pornography. Heinrich has been named a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling abduction case. The...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Former Ashby teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
A former Ashby baseball coach and physical education teacher pleaded guilty October 22 to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, of Willmar, pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to third-degree criminal sexual...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
Caswell pleads not guilty after meth bust
An Alexandria man entered a not guilty plea last week related to a meth bust that happened in July. Justin Michael Caswell, 33, is charged with two counts of meth possession, one count of storage of meth paraphernalia in a child's residence and one count of possession of a short-barreled...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Assault-chase suspect pleads guilty to two charges
A 27-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to two of the seven charges filed against him that stemmed from an alleged assault and high-speed chase in Alexandria on August 24. Alton Antonio Howard entered the pleas on October 8 in Douglas County District Court, admitting that he...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Douglas County after high-speed chase in neighboring counties
A juvenile male was apprehended in Douglas County after leading officers from several law enforcement agencies on a chase that spanned several hours. The Starbuck Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 17. A Starbuck...
October 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
October 14, 2015
Charges dismissed in black-powder gun case
A terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble. Denny Lavon Brookins pleaded not guilty to the felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor fifth degree assault charge in July. Judge Ann Carrott...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Morrow pleads guilty to felony possession
An Alexandria man charged with five felony counts for possession of stolen firearms pleaded guilty on Thursday, October 1. Kenneth Freeland...
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 6 Sexual assault reported from April 2014, Miltona. Caller reporting they paid a person from Craigslist more than $10,000 for concrete work and no work was completed, Alex. Caller stating a group of men hired to take down a...
October 8, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Charge dismissed in animal cruelty case
Judge determines lack of probable cause
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
October 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 5 Theft of farm equipment, last seen in field Friday night, Alex. Attempted phone scam, Osakis. Report of employer refusing to pay person for 70+ hours of work, advised a civil issue, Alex. Restraining order violation, Osakis. Suspicious...
October 6, 2015 - 11:26am