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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 29, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced on stolen weapon charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to felony possession of stolen firearms was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Kenneth Freeland...
March 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
March 24, 2016
Bank robbery reported in Sunburg
By Forum News Service A bank robbery at the Lake Region Bank in Sunburg in west-central Minnesota was reported late Thursday morning. According to an initial report from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the robbery was first reported at 11:53 a.m. at the bank at 219 Front St.,...
March 24, 2016 - 3:34pm
March 23, 2016
Greater Minnesota sex assault victims often receive less care
Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. "Our current response is inconsistent and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 22, 2016
McArdell sentenced to one year in jail for dumping 18-year-old's body
A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found dead in a Forada...
March 22, 2016 - 9:49am
March 16, 2016
Driver gets two-day jail sentence in crash that killed Garfield man
A 19-year-old North Dakota college student received a sentence of two days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of negligent homicide in...
March 16, 2016 - 9:42am
March 15, 2016
Several scam attempts reported in area
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) has been receiving many calls regarding an IRS phone scam. Citizens have received phone calls advising they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and the caller request payment for this over the phone. Remember, the IRS only conducts business...
March 15, 2016 - 9:49am
March 14, 2016
Police investigate scam at hotel
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating several incidents of fraud that occurred at a local hotel. An unknown caller contacted the hotel’s front desk and claimed to be calling on behalf of the corporate office. He requested credit card information on the guests currently...
March 14, 2016 - 12:50pm
Minnetonka man found not guilty in fatal Cass Lake boating accident
By Forum News Service BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Minnetonka man has been found not guilty in a boating accident that killed an Eden Prairie youth swimming coach last Fourth of July. Matthew Allen Kinghorn, 45, was cleared Friday morning of a criminal vehicular homicide charge in the death...
March 14, 2016 - 9:16am
March 11, 2016
Pull tabs stolen from storage unit
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft of several pull tab boxes. Someone cut through a lock at a storage unit at South Town Storage, 8030 Highway 29 South in Alexandria that was being rented by The Elks Lodge and stole the pull tabs, according to the sheriff's...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 8, 2016
Man fires gun near bar to scare away the 'corpses'
By Forum News Service WATSON, Minn. -- A west-central Minnesota man who fired a gun near an area bar and told authorities he was "just protecting his country" and to “get away from the corpses that were after him” made his first appearance Monday in Chippewa County District Court....
March 8, 2016 - 12:44pm
March 4, 2016
Meth seizure near Mapleton is biggest in Highway Patrol history
By Forum News Service A routine traffic stop netted 17 pounds of methamphetamine near Mapleton last Friday, the largest meth seizure in North Dakota Highway Patrol history. Francisco Torrez, 34, of Palmdale, Calif., was driving a Mercedes SUV on Interstate 94 near the Mapleton exit...
March 4, 2016 - 9:48am
March 1, 2016
Pot plants found in Glenwood are connected to Garfield case
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that's connected with a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest of Ronald Lee Hott, 29. Investigators seized 85 marijuana plants as well as packaged marijuana after obtaining a warrant to search a residence...
March 1, 2016 - 2:36pm
February 25, 2016
Man arrested for assaulting, threatening woman with blowtorch in Perham
A 25-year-old Perham man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly assaulting and also threatening a woman with various weapons and a blowtorch on Saturday, according to his case file. David Wilson Powell reportedly got into an argument with a woman on Southwest...
February 25, 2016 - 8:21am
February 24, 2016
Domestic violence suspect arrested after chase
Alexandria police officers arrested a 19-year-old Alexandria man after a chase Tuesday morning. The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. when the suspect was seen driving a white four-door vehicle in the 400 block of Fillmore. Officers were looking for the suspect in connection with...
February 24, 2016 - 8:06am
February 19, 2016
Reward offered in killing of three wolves
FLOODWOOD, Minn. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons involved in killing three wolves in northeast Minnesota last month. Federal wardens said they are investigating the case...
February 19, 2016 - 10:02am