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Weather that's not even for the birds
Rural Perham man in jail after shooting at son with rifle
News Briefs: Phasing out Social Security tax on seniors considered
Ploughshare Farm celebrates National CSA Sign-Up Day
Law enforcement blotter: February 25, 2015
Tech closes out Alexandria girls
Osakis girls lose second straight
Panthers outlast B-E girls
Ashby wins LEC matchup
WCA, LPGE tie atop Prairie
High school math league secures division title
55+ driver improvement program offered
Don and Cindy Thoennes benefit set
Osakis students meet goal
Alexandria band excels at contest
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Herges and Paulino
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Daniel Buerskin, 83
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Echo Press Editorial: Plan now for climate hazards
Observations from the archives,1965: Dalton Ski Club completes new ski jump
In the Know: Communication is the key
DFL chair should worry about her own party’s actions
If not fair to all, then leave taxes alone
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
On the Job: Mary Anne Roiger
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
July 18, 2014
Osakis man arrested after marijuana search
Timothy Arthur Bearson, 47, of Osakis was arrested Wednesday in connection with a marijuana investigation in Todd County. Agents from the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force and deputies from the Todd County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in...
July 18, 2014 - 2:03pm
July 16, 2014
Jury finds meth suspect guilty
After a two day trial that ended Tuesday, a Douglas County jury found Michael Burkey of Alexandria guilty of a first degree controlled substance...
July 16, 2014 - 10:29am
July 12, 2014
Alexandria woman arrested in meth investigation
Alexandria police arrested a woman during a methamphetamine investigation Friday. The police department received information from two confidential informants that they had witnessed methamphetamine paraphernalia at the residence of Melissa Quinn at 306 Unumb Court in Alexandria,...
July 12, 2014 - 12:20am
July 8, 2014
Dale sentenced to 41 months for driving drunk in fatal crash
Jacob Dale of Alexandria was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for driving drunk in a crash that killed his passenger, Landon Lien of Carlos on May 25, 2013. Judge David Battey handed down the sentence in Douglas County District Court, giving Dale, 19, the maximum amount under...
July 8, 2014 - 3:17pm
June 26, 2014
UPDATE 3 P.M. Suspect arrested in Willmar stabbing
By Gretchen Schlosser and Carolyn Lange, Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Willmar man was taken into custody Thursday after stabbing a woman at a home, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt said. Exsavor Rene Cruz, 19, was arrested about 1:15 p.m. when officers served a search...
news / region
June 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
June 9, 2014
UPDATE Saturday: Alexandria police arrest second theft suspect
The Alexandria Police Department has now arrested both theft suspects it asked the community to help find yesterday. On Friday, a resident read the story in the Echo Press and gave police information that led to the arrest of the female suspect, Teresa Marie Thelen of Sauk Rapids....
June 9, 2014 - 8:52am
May 23, 2014
New judge assigned to armed robbery case against Michael Warren
A new judge has been assigned to the armed robbery case against Michael Warren of Alexandria. Warren, 27, appeared in Douglas County District Friday and his attorney requested Judge Dave Battey to recuse himself because Battey was the judge who signed the search warrants that were...
May 23, 2014 - 3:31pm
Dale pleads guilty to vehicular homicide
Jacob Dale, a 19-year-old Alexandria man who was charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide last summer, has pleaded guilty. Dale entered the plea to one of the counts, criminal vehicle homicide while operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08...
May 23, 2014 - 10:29am
May 20, 2014
Glenwood murder trial: child's injuries point to abuse, says prosecutor
By Tom Cherveny, Forum News Service GLENWOOD, Minn. — Four-year-old Eric Dean was “basically dead’’ when the 911 call was made to summon help to the house of Amanda Peltier and David Dean in Starbuck at 11:40 p.m. Feb. 27, 2013. He arrived at Glacial Ridge Hospital in...
May 20, 2014 - 8:58am
‘Man in Black’ bank robber gets 14 years for ‘reign of terror’
By Marino Eccher, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- It took a year for Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat — known to the FBI as the “Man in Black” — to rob 31 banks, including one in Alexandria. The terror he instilled while demanding money with armed threats, his victims said,...
May 20, 2014 - 7:07am
May 14, 2014
Authorities search for burglary suspect in Belle River Township
Authorities are searching for a burglary suspect in Douglas County. The incident began at 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, when a relative of a local family came to visit their home on County Road 3 NE in Belle River Township and saw an unknown vehicle parked near a garage. When...
May 14, 2014 - 9:27am
May 13, 2014
Waseca teen accused of plotting mass killing pleads not guilty
By Forum News Service WASECA, Minn. -- The southern Minnesota teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and slaughter students and staff at his school pleaded not guilty Monday. John David LaDue, 17, was charged as a juvenile with four counts of attempted first degree...
news / region
May 13, 2014 - 8:08am
May 9, 2014
Sex ad links attacker, victim in Fargo slashing
By Archie Ingersoll, Forum News Service FARGO – The 18-year-old accused of Wednesday’s slashing and attempted robbery in south Fargo met his victim through an online sex ad, a method he’s used to lure a series of other robbery victims, according to police. Fargo police...
May 9, 2014 - 10:17am
May 7, 2014
Murder charges dropped against stabbing suspect, for now
The Douglas County Attorney’s Office dismissed murder charges against Kody Klimek of Alexandria Thursday because crucial witnesses could not be located in time for trial. The jury trial was set to begin on Monday, May 5. Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson explained: “Klimek...
May 7, 2014 - 3:34pm