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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, July 24
Council votes to censure Batesole
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
Legislators honored at council meeting
Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
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
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
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
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus passed by its stop before vehicle fatally struck boy
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by a Thief...
October 11, 2016 - 10:50am
October 10, 2016
2 killed in copter crash are identified
LINO LAKES, Minn. -- The man and woman killed last week in a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes have been positively identified as Matthew Hayes, 48, and Deborah Smith, 47.The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the identities Monday afternoon. Both died of injuries from the...
October 10, 2016 - 10:13pm
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 21, 2016
Anti-Muslim sign at small-town restaurant causes protest, support
LONSDALE, Minn. --A sign put outside a family restaurant in the small southern Minnesota community of Lonsdale that says “Muslims get out” has caused a stir.The Lonsdale News-Review said after a weekend of national news coverage of attacks in New York, New Jersey and St. Cloud,...
September 21, 2016 - 12:28pm
September 16, 2016
GOP candidate quits campaign, job over ‘lynching’ posts
BLAINE, Minn. -- Nolan West, a Republican state House candidate who posted about lynching and tyranny, has resigned from his job at the Minnesota House, according to a House official.West, of Blaine, was a legislative assistant for the representative he is running to replace in House...
September 16, 2016 - 10:16am
September 13, 2016
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington to begin Friday
Construction will begin this Friday, Sept. 16 on County Road 1, south of Kensington. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next...
September 13, 2016 - 1:38pm
June 26, 2016
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
The Minnesota State Fair recently revealed the addition of 32 new foods to the expansive menu offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. This...
June 26, 2016 - 9:00am
April 21, 2016
Music icon Prince dead at 57
Prince, the innovative U.S. music superstar whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry" and whose songwriting and eccentric stage...
April 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
Nine hidden credit card skimmers found at gas pumps
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that a recent statewide inspection sweep of gas pumps uncovered nine hidden credit card skimmers, which criminals use to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. The skimmers were found at stations in both the Twin...
April 21, 2016 - 10:10am
April 6, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4th, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 13, 2016
State launching inspection sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service State officials have pledged to ramp up security efforts against an “emerging threat” -- credit card...
March 13, 2016 - 11:00am
March 7, 2016
Winter is 8th warmest on record
With the start of meteorological spring last Tuesday, the meteorological winter is now in the books, and it will be remembered as a warm one. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded an average temperature of 24.2 degrees in December through February, making it the eighth...
March 7, 2016 - 10:53am
February 18, 2016
After surviving initial crash, two people killed as car gets hit again
By Forum News Service Two people who survived an initial crash Wednesday night near Spicer were killed when they were struck by a third vehicle as they were standing near the accident scene in west-central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota State Patrol the initial accident, which...
February 18, 2016 - 9:58am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
By Forum News Service A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota. The city of about 2,300 is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. Madelia Mayor Mike Grote told radio station KTOE of Mankato that the fire started about...
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm
January 31, 2016
State Auditor Otto’s profile - and ire - rising
By Bill Salisbury and David Montgomery St. Paul Pioneer Press State Auditor Rebecca Otto has kept the lowest profile of any current Minnesota...
January 31, 2016 - 10:00am