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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
VFW baseball: 15s salvage split after late rally falls just short in opener
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 14, 2014
Cop talk: What’s the difference between robberies and burglaries?
Question: I hear on the news about burglaries and robberies. Sometimes, they seem to mean the same thing. What is a burglary and what is a robbery? Answer: Minnesota law describes what these two offenses are. Minnesota State Statute 609.582 says that burglary is: “Whoever enters...
March 14, 2014 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Cop Talk: Don't hang anything on rearview mirror
Q: When is it OK to have an object hanging from the rearview mirror of my vehicle? A: This question is one that frequently comes up and is addressed in Minnesota State Statute 169.71. The statute says: MSS 169.71 Subdivision 1.
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Cop talk: Prescription drug abuse is serious problem
What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for? Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories. The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2011
Cop Talk - Three groups work to reduce crime
TRIAD is a partnership of three organizations whose purpose is to promote senior safety, reduce crime against the elderly as well as reduce the fear of crime that seniors may experience. The three organizations or groups involved in TRIAD are law enforcement, senior citizens and other...
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
April 6, 2011
Cop Talk - Don't use the shoulder to pass on the right
Question: When can I pass a vehicle on the right? Answer: That is a great question. This topic comes up frequently and there is a lot of information out about this topic. Some of that information is factual and some of the information is through rumor. This article will hopefully...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Cop Talk: What is the 'move over' law?
Q: What is the "move over" law and when do I have to move over for law enforcement and other roadside vehicles? A: Minnesota's "move over" law is also called the Ted Foss Law. This law was brought into effect after Minnesota State Trooper Corporal Ted Foss was killed by a vehicle...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Cop Talk: How can I stay safe through the holiday season?
Q: With the approach of the holiday season, what can I do to stay safe and help reduce the likelihood of my house being burglarized? A: With Christmas, New Year's and other holidays fast approaching, taking a few extra steps can help keep this season safe, festive and fun. Here are...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Cop Talk: What's with the intersection of 3rd and Nokomis?
I was recently approached by someone who wanted to know more about the intersection of 3rd Avenue East and Nokomis Street. The person asked what was the intended purpose of some of the lanes in that intersection. The question was focused primarily on the two left turn lanes from...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Cop Talk: Am I being scammed?
Q: I hear a lot about people being scammed out of money. How do I know if something is a scam? A: In almost all scams, there are some clues that exist to let people know it's a scam. First, if something sounds too good to be true, it is. Second, most scams start with an unsolicited...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
What can be done to prevent identity theft?
Question: What can I do to protect myself and my family from identity theft? Answer: Identity theft is something that everyone needs to be aware of and take steps to protect themselves against. According to the Federal Trade Commission, in 2008, 3,528 people reported being victims...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
New column answers questions about crime
The Alexandria Police Department and the Echo Press have teamed together to create "Cop Talk, Ask the Alexandria Police Department." This type of partnership is another partnership created to help keep Alexandria a great place to live, work and raise a family. Each article will...
crime / News
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am