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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
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
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
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
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
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
Alexandria Police Department
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
The 25-year-old man who brought traffic to a standstill on Interstate 94 while high on drugs in March recently died at the St. Cloud Hospital...
June 22, 2017 - 4:10pm
May 31, 2017
Probation for woman who stole squad car
The woman who led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen Alexandria police squad car in November will not serve more jail time, as long...
May 31, 2017 - 1:23pm
May 19, 2017
Law enforcement asks for assistance in locating girl
Alexandria police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who left a home in Alexandria without permission. Along with the Stearns County Sheriff’s...
May 19, 2017 - 10:40am
May 16, 2017
Two facing charges after confrontation involving shotgun
Two men are facing charges in connection with an armed confrontation in Alexandria early on Sunday, May 14. According to the criminal complaint,...
May 16, 2017 - 11:28am
May 10, 2017
Motorcycle crashes near Target
A 40-year-old Alexandria man was transported to Douglas County Hospital after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a pickup Wednesday afternoon....
May 10, 2017 - 5:40pm
January 27, 2017
Homes evacuated during standoff
Residences in close proximity to a home on Runestone Drive in east Alexandria were evacuated for safety reasons after a standoff with a male...
January 27, 2017 - 9:00am
January 18, 2017
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
"People shouldn't be managed, they should be led." This was just one of the take-aways Alexandria Police Captain Scott Kent came home with after...
January 18, 2017 - 8:38am
December 14, 2016
'Awesome response' by police, fire departments
Although he has been a police officer for about six years, Officer Jon Dahlheimer said a fire early last Friday was one of the worst ones he's...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
October 24, 2016
Man accused of fleeing police, knocking over fence, DWI
A 56-year-old Florida man faces multiple charges after fleeing an officer and damaging property after police say he crashed his vehicle into...
October 24, 2016 - 5:32pm
September 28, 2016
Hostile event training set for October
Members of the public may see smoke and hear gunfire coming from Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria on Saturday, Oct. 8 — but it won't be a real emergency. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow says the public should not panic, as the emergency personnel presence is part of a planned...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Mental health services shift to a community focus
The definition of mental health, or the faces of those who suffer from the disease, has drastically changed over the years. Years ago, according to Douglas County Social Services Director Laurie Bonds, the social services department primarily served people with very serious psychotic...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 27, 2016
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest in connection with the reported robbery at All Stop Gas Station. James Larsen, 39, of Alexandria...
September 27, 2016 - 5:49pm
September 23, 2016
Attorney says civil commitment process has failed mentally ill
Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a drastic rise in mental health-related issues. Law enforcement officers have seen a rise in the number of cases they deal with that are mental health-related and the number of cases processed at the county attorney's office also...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Mental health issues a unique challenge for care providers
When it comes to mental health, the obstacles mental health patients face are endless. There are several different entities that can become involved, including the Douglas County Hospital, Lakeland Mental Health and Alexandria's Community Behavioral Health Hospital. In the first...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Task force seeks changes in mental health care
Within 18 minutes, a 60-year-old male patient, who went to the emergency room with chest pain, undergoes tests, gets blood drawn, is diagnosed, given medications, is stabilized and then is prepped for transport to another facility. He is going to be just fine.
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am