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Jake Pfeifer

Jake Pfeifer is a sports reporter and outdoors editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Previously, he worked at Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

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Jake Pfeifer

Jake Pfeifer is a sports reporter and outdoors editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Previously, he worked at Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

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Two-vehicle crash causes minor injuries

A two-vehicle crash north of Alexandria caused minor injuries Tuesday afternoon, June 19. Mark Raymond Miller, 56, of Henning was driving a 2011 Ford pickup north on Highway 29 and ...
Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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Law Enforcement Blotter: June 18

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Monday, June 18 Property damage crash, car versus deer, minor crash, Evansville. Traffic hazard, tree in roadway, blocking northbound lane. Conservation-fish, comp reported fish guts in ...
Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. She enjoys running and has participated in nearly 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

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Session about online school is tonight

Enrollment for Minnesota Connections Academy's 2018-19 school year is underway. Families interested in learning more about online public education and its individualized approach to education are invited to attend a ...
Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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Law Enforcement Blotter: June 13-17

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, June 13 Assist other agency, older woman on west side of roadway. Suspicious vehicle, verbal warning for license plate cover. Conservation-animals, sick raccoon, Garfield. Suspicious ...
Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. She enjoys running and has participated in nearly 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

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Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota

Alexandria's Adam Oehlenschlager takes aim during Sunday's championship shoot. Oehlenschlager shot a 96 out of 100 on Sunday as the Cardinals finished second as a team in the Class 7A competition with a five-person score of 487. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)1 / 7
Alexandria's Miranda Danielson shot a 95 out of 100 on Sunday during the championship shoot to finish as the Cardinals' top female shooter. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)2 / 7
Alexandria's Jeremy Knight powders a clay during Sunday's Class 7A championship shoot in Alexandria. Knight led the Cardinals this regular season with a 24.5 average out of a possible 25. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)3 / 7
Alexandria's Nicolas Witt cracks a smile as he moves to a different station during Sunday's championship shoot. Witt shot a 96 out of 100 and is part of seven Alexandria athletes who finished among the top 100 in the state by average this season. (Eric Morken / Echo Press) 4 / 7
Alexandria's Erik Knight catches his empty shell after powdering a clay during Sunday's shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Knight shot a 98 to help lead the way for the Cardinals that day. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)5 / 7
Ford Allen-Opp follows the target out of the house during Sunday's championship shoot in Alexandria. Allen-Opp shot a 97 to help lead the Cardinals to a second place team finish. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)6 / 7
Adam Zimmerman powders a clay target during Sunday's championship shoot. Zimmerman shot a 98 out of 100 to tie for fifth overall, along with teammates CJ Schlosser and Erik Knight. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)7 / 7
Anyone keeping a close eye on the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship in Alexandria has noticed plenty of talented shooters in recent days. There had been seven ...
Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament

A nice bag of walleyes is brought in to be weighed during the Osakis Lions Tournament on Lake Osakis June 16. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)1 / 3
The top three teams at this year's Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament on Lake Osakis are (left to right) Jon Donabauer and Mike Schmitz, third; Tim Hinrichs and Gary Brekkestran, first; and Mike Sorenson and Kyle Spychalla, second. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)2 / 3
Boats lined up near the city dock in Osakis to come in for the weigh-in at the 38th annual Osakis Lions Club Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament on June 16. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)3 / 3
Osakis natives Tim Hinrichs and Gary Brekkestran have placed in the money at the Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament before, but they had never had a day quite like they ...
Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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Update: Sprinkles don't ruin fun in Kensington (w/video)

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Gage and Hadlee Gabrielson of Garfield scurry to a piece of candy that was tossed their way during the Kensington Runestone Days Parade on Sunday afternoon while their father, Andrew Gabrielson, watches from the curb. (Al Edenloff/ Echo Press)2 / 3
The West Central Area Marching Band add a touch of music to Sunday's parade in donwtown Kensington. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)3 / 3
A few sprinkles and downpours didn't dampen the Kensington Runestone Days over the weekend. The community festival still provided tons of fun for the town, which has a population of 302.
Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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UPDATE: Deputy rescues driver after car plunges into Lake Latoka

A driver traveling through a closed section of Interstate 94 plunged into Lake Latoka Saturday night. At about 9:15 p.m., Beverly Toso, 76, of Hoffman was driving a 2010 Toyota ...
Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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