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Tour of Manufacturing 2013

Jake Pfeifer

Jake Pfeifer is a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, which encompasses the Hastings Star Gazette, Farmington-Rosemount Independent Town Pages, South Washington County Bulletin and Woodbury Bulletin. He previously worked as a sports reporter and outdoors editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and as a multimedia artist/editor for Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

(651) 301-7880

Business & Industrial Appreciation Day

Jake Pfeifer

Jake Pfeifer is a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, which encompasses the Hastings Star Gazette, Farmington-Rosemount Independent Town Pages, South Washington County Bulletin and Woodbury Bulletin. He previously worked as a sports reporter and outdoors editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and as a multimedia artist/editor for Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

(651) 301-7880

Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17

BOYS HOCKEY NorthStar Christian Academy vs. Sioux Falls U18 AAA, 1 p.m. Alexandria Blizzard vs. New Ulm, 7:10 p.m.
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.

(320) 763-1229

Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, Nov. 14 Driving complaint, report of female who locked herself in the car, in no shape to drive, Brandon. Animal complaint, caller believes two dogs ...
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. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

(320) 763-1242

Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson

Tracy Oberg (left) watches as firefighters from Osakis and Alexandria try to put out a fire in his house in Nelson Friday morning. Oberg, the home’s owner, said he came home to find the house filled with smoke. He was able to get his dog out of the house but not a cat. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 1 / 3
sakis and Alexandria firefighters work to extinguish a house fire at 150 South Nelson Street in Nelson Friday morning. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 2 / 3
Fire trucks from the Osakis Fire Department wait in line to refill containers used to pump water on a fire in Nelson. The Alexandria Fire Department also hauled water to the scene for the fire, which occurred Friday morning. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 3 / 3
Firefighters from Alexandria and Osakis are at the scene of a house fire at 150 South Nelson Street in Nelson. According to Tracy Oberg, the home's owner, he came home ...
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. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

(320) 763-1242

Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16

GIRLS HOCKEY Alexandria vs. Brainerd-Little Falls, 7:15 p.m.
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.

(320) 763-1229

Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals

Alexandria’s 4x400-freestyle relay team will swim in the finals at the Class A state swim meet on Friday. The Cardinals punched their ticket there by placing 15th during Thursday’s prelims. ...
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.

(320) 763-1229

Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications

Gov. Mark Dayton. Forum News Service file photo
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A month after undergoing back surgery, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton remained hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic Thursday, Nov. 15, with what he described as “damage to my ...

Three-month weather outlook sticks with warmer than normal winter forecast

Forum News Service file photo
WILLISTON, N.D. -- It sure looks good on a map. The reality remains to be seen. The Climate Prediction Center issued its monthly long-range temperature and precipitation outlooks Thursday. It ...

Man arrested after 10-year-old boy shoots himself in leg

BLACKDUCK, Minn. — A Blackduck man was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 14, after his 10-year-old son accidently shot himself with a 22-caliber gun two days before. David Bjerkness, 50, has been ...

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