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Man accused of fleeing police, knocking over fence, DWI
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 3, 2016
Tennis: Cards 17-5 after split at DL
The Alexandria tennis team split a triangular last Friday as the Cardinals took care of Detroit Lakes 7-0 on the Lakers' home courts after falling 4-3 to Thief River Falls. Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said the Prowlers were without their top singles player. They managed their...
October 3, 2016 - 1:31pm
October 1, 2016
Alex Homecoming parade fills Broadway: Cards take on Bemidji Lumberjacks
Crowds of people pack Broadway in Alexandria Saturday for the Homecoming parade. The Alexandria Cardinals football team will be taking on the...
October 1, 2016 - 12:25pm
September 30, 2016
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
A growing need to feed the hungry and keep volunteers safe prompted the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf to start its fifth expansion. The...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
If you drive by the Runestone Museum, you'll notice it has a new look. As part of its 2016 effort to remodel and beautify the exterior of the museum building, which also houses the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the museum's board of directors voted to purchase new awnings....
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 28, 2016
Bridge work affects 50th Avenue, roundabout area
Work this week on the Highway 29 bridge replacement over Interstate 94 in Alexandria will focus on the west half of the intersection of Highway 29 and 50th Avenue. That area was closed to all traffic for reconstruction on Monday. The work is expected to last one week. During that...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
College helps students in financial jams
A college student is eking by financially, holding down a couple of jobs and living paycheck to paycheck, but making ends meet, when, blam, his...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Trying to pull through
Brooklyn Weber awoke to the sound of her pager. Since she is a flight nurse with Sanford Medical Center and her fiance, Miles Weske, is a flight...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Lake Andew
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake -- Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed today new reports...
September 22, 2016 - 11:55am
September 21, 2016
Bowlers and businesses strike out illiteracy (w/video)
More than 120 bowlers took to the lanes to help children read Tuesday night. The Echo Press’ “Strike Out Illiteracy” fundraiser provides...
September 21, 2016 - 2:20pm
September 19, 2016
UPDATE: Helicopter wreckage pulled from crash site w/video
Wreckage of the helicopter that crashed along the shore of Lake Winona on Saturday was being pulled from the trees Monday as the investigation...
September 19, 2016 - 8:10pm
Fire destroys hay shed in Forada
Fire destroyed a shed full of hay in Forada early this morning. At 2:24 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a passerby about a structure fire at 9946 County Road 21 SW, Alexandria. After speaking with the homeowner, the sheriff's office confirmed that...
September 19, 2016 - 7:26am
September 16, 2016
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94 w/video
Jim Aure thought he was making a routine trip down Interstate 94 in his garbage truck on Wednesday morning. “All I know I was going down the...
September 16, 2016 - 9:39am
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94
A garbage truck caught fire as it drove east on Interstate 94 through Douglas County on Wednesday morning. Alexandria firefighters met the...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 15, 2016
Two from Alex injured in Glenwood crash
Two people from Alexandria were injured in a collision Thursday at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 55 at Glenwood, the Minnesota Highway Patrol reported. Riley Kershaw, 19, and Codey Masteller, 20, were injured when the Lincoln Continental Kershaw was driving was broadsided...
September 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
Alexandria area awarded grant to empower youth to be alcohol-free
Horizon Public Health was recently awarded a five-year Planning and Implementation grant by the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division to work with the Alexandria School District and Alexandria community to reduce youth alcohol use. The grant will...
September 15, 2016 - 12:13am