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Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Time to cast your vote
After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 30, 2016
Minnesota teenager dies after being dragged by vehicle
MONTROSE, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Montrose man has died after being dragged by a vehicle after having an argument with the passenger over the weekend.Justin Harvey died at the Hennepin County Medical Center from his injuries. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty said they received a...
19 hours 43 min ago
August 29, 2016
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
SPICER, Minn.—A 38-year-old Lake Lillian man was arrested early Sunday after people at Zorbaz restaurant in Spicer allegedly witnessed him firing a gun as he drove out of the parking lot. According to information from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, a deputy heard five...
August 29, 2016 - 9:40am
August 27, 2016
At funeral of Watkins girl, mourners try to cope with 'evil act'
WATKINS, Minn.—"We must let this change us." A standing-room-only crowd, which spilled into the overhead balcony of the St. Anthony Catholic...
August 27, 2016 - 7:54am
August 24, 2016
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
WATKINS, Minn—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 24, 2016 - 7:54am
August 23, 2016
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, death of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn.—The 25-year-old Coon Rapids man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was...
August 23, 2016 - 1:12pm
August 22, 2016
Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing Watkins 5-year-old
BRAINERD, Minn. --An Amber Alert on Saturday for a missing 5-year-old Watkins girl turned into a homicide investigation within hours, after tips...
August 22, 2016 - 6:01pm
Woman sentenced for stealing $1.7 million from employer, most gambled away
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 5:24pm
Miltona man charged with fleeing police - again
Alexandria police used a stun gun while arresting a 32-year-old Miltona man Friday night after authorities say he intentionally rear-ended another...
August 22, 2016 - 4:18pm
August 14, 2016
These two friends were last seen at a St. Paul party in 1998; what happened next?
ST. PAUL—For 17 years, John Daniel has ordered a birthday cake for a daughter who's not there to celebrate with him. They've been professionally...
August 14, 2016 - 10:57am
July 26, 2016
In targeted heist, bandit stole 1961 championship belt at Roger Maris Museum in Fargo shopping center
FARGO— A bandit striking the Roger Maris Museum inside West Acres mall Tuesday morning, July 26, targeted one item: A belt, much like pro...
July 26, 2016 - 12:10pm
May 13, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, May 12, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Thursday, May 12 911 hang-up, no answer on call back, verbal argument, Big Horn Bay Rd, Alex. Domestic, roommates arguing over property, agreed to work things out peacefully, 1st Ave, Evansville. Suspicious vehicle, comp stated van west on CR14 from...
May 13, 2016 - 10:55am
May 12, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Wednesday, May 11 Juvenile trouble, disruptive student in office during in-school suspension, released to mother, 2nd Ave, Evansville. K9 assist, narcotics search, Pioneer Rd. Hit and run crash, CR6, Garfield. Hit and run crash, S Darling Dr, Alex....
May 12, 2016 - 11:10am
May 11, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Tuesday, May 10 Patrol activity, checking on semi, driver pulled over to use phone, CR82, Alex. Suspicious activity, people sleeping in back of truck, owner said he was homeless and parked for night to sleep, will be on their way, Sunny Acres Rd,...
May 11, 2016 - 11:28am
Caswell sentenced in local meth bust
A local man has been convicted and sentenced after his role in a meth bust on Cherry Lane in Alexandria in July of 2015. Justin Michael Caswell, 34, of Brandon, was initially charged with four felonies related to the bust — two meth possession charges, meth storage in a child's...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, May 9, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Monday, May 9 Patrol activity, nothing suspicious, storage facility south of Alex. Check welfare, comp hasn’t heard from son after deputy told her son would call her, she’s concerned his girlfriend’s parents are keeping him from his parents,...
May 10, 2016 - 11:28am