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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 20, 2016
Charges dropped in felony assault case
Charges have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Alexandria woman in an assault case. Quashieka Nicole Cook was charged in Douglas County District Court March 7 with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault in connection with an incident that occurred on March...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
September 18, 2015
Alexandria man faces assault charges
An Alexandria man is facing five felony charges for an incident that happened in Nelson on Tuesday, September 15. James Elroy Sletten, 45,...
September 18, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
Brandon man sentenced to three years for felony assault
A 61-year-old Brandon man was sentenced to three years in prison for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Walter David Tischer received the sentence in Douglas County District Court on July 14. He was given credit for the two days he spent in jail before posting bail....
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Suspect faces charges in Grey Eagle assault and burglary
Authorities have filed a complaint against a 43-year-old rural Swanville man in connection with a home invasion and assault that happened in Grey Eagle last fall. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, Robert John Wilder faces a long string of charges.
February 4, 2011 - 12:33pm
October 14, 2010
Upset over playing time, parent accused of assault against volleyball coach
HASTINGS, Minn. - A woman in Hastings was charged with fifth-degree assault Monday night after shoving a volleyball coach at Hastings High School. According to a Hastings Police Department report, Kerrie Wichern was charged after grabbing junior varsity coach Tracy Anderson by the...
October 14, 2010 - 4:32pm
August 26, 2010
Man arrested in ditch after calling in his own crime
CLARA CITY, Minn. -- A 43-year old man is in custody in Chippewa County after allegedly sexually assaulting a 17 year-old girl and then reporting the crime on a cell phone while in a corn field. The man triggered a manhunt and rescue effort by also reporting he had stabbed himself. The...
August 26, 2010 - 3:10pm
May 14, 2010
Man who sexually assaulted elderly woman at central Minnesota church sentenced to 26 years in prison
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 62, was sentenced Thursday to 312 months in prison, and conditional release for the rest of his life, on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexually assaulting a 73-year-old woman last November at Crow River Lutheran Church near...
May 14, 2010 - 11:44am
May 5, 2010
Man charged with kidnapping 14-year-old girl on her paper route
OLIVIA, Minn. -- Matthew Thomas Fahey, 25, of Marshall, Minn., is facing charges with possible prison sentences ranging from 30 to 50 years for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl Tuesday in Fairfax. The Renville County Attorney's Office filed four counts...
May 5, 2010 - 4:17pm
April 14, 2010
Morris man accused of assaulting 19-year-old from Alexandria
A 46-year-old Morris man faces two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct following an alleged weekend incident involving a 19-year-old from...
April 14, 2010 - 4:06pm
February 9, 2010
Elbow Lake man gets 12 years for 2009 teen abduction, sexual assault
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
February 9, 2010 - 10:46am
January 7, 2010
Sexual assault charge stems from Fargo house party
FARGO -- A 29-year-old from Fargo is accused of sexual assault after a 15-year-old girl told police he had sex with her while she was blacked out at a house party on Dec. 18. A sexual assault charge was filed in Cass County District Court on Wednesday against Lawrence Kolubah Pewee....
January 7, 2010 - 12:17pm
December 30, 2009
Alexandria man gets prison time for domestic assault in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 22, of Alexandria and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison on a felony domestic...
December 30, 2009 - 1:39pm
Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in church assault
November 30, 2009 - 2:40pm
April 15, 2009
Group wants to end silence over assaults
Did you know that sexual assault is one of the most unreported crimes? Statistics indicate that less than one-third of sexual assault cases are reported to law enforcement. The reason why might have something to do with self-blame, according to Amity Schneider, a sexual assault/general...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
17-year-old lies about assault
A report of a sexual assault in Alexandria last Friday turned out to be fabricated, according to authorities. Early Friday afternoon, the Alexandria Police Department issued a news release about the assault, saying they were looking for three suspects. A 17-year-old girl told police...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am