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Henning man dies after crash in Otter Tail County
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
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Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
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On The Street
September 26, 2010
Lake home near Detroit Lakes has no metal or nails, only pegged wood
When visitors walk through the doors of Perry and Anne Hunter's home on Lake Melissa, they can tell by first glance it has character. The open floor plan showcases the exposed pegged beams, in which no nails were used to build the house. Even driving into the yard at 12500 County...
September 26, 2010 - 5:15pm
September 22, 2010
Girls' soccer: Minnewaska defeats Detroit Lakes
The Minnewaska girls' soccer team remained undefeated at home with a 1-0 win over Detroit Lakes last Monday night. The Lakers held a distinct advantage in time of possession and shots on goal but had to hold on late for the win. They outshot the visiting Lakers 25-6. Kaylyn Oberg...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 23, 2010
Don't fall victim to this sweepstakes scam
(Editor's note: This story appeared in the Detroit Lakes Tribune about a sweepstakes scam that has also been reported in the Alexandria area.) Several Detroit Lakes residents have fallen prey to scams in the past week or so, and the police department is warning residents to be especially...
May 23, 2010 - 7:17am
April 6, 2010
Train kills pedestrian in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
April 6, 2010 - 3:03pm
November 4, 2009
Card gridders head to Section 8AAAA finals
Hunkered down in the mud on Saturday night, Alexandria's defensemen were probably the scariest thing about Halloween. They were everywhere -...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Grid preview: Lakers up next for Card gridders
An upset in the opening round of the Section 8AAAA football playoffs sets up a match-up of two teams that do not know a lot about each other with a trip to the section title on the line. Sixth-seeded Detroit Lakes upended third-seeded Sauk Rapids-Rice on Tuesday night. Their reward...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Mom, newborn safe after house fire north of Detroit Lakes
A mother and her newborn baby are safe, thanks to the family dog, after a fire broke out at a home north of Detroit Lakes Tuesday morning. The Callaway and Detroit Lakes fire departments responded to the fire at the home of Tim and Doreen Hauge located at 23938 Highview Oaks Road...
April 28, 2009 - 4:34pm
April 22, 2009
Cardinal tennis team wins two
The Alexandria tennis team improved to 6-0 with two easy wins over Thief River Falls and Detroit Lakes at the Detroit Lakes Triangular last Friday. The Cardinals swept through the Lakers 7-0 in the last match of the evening after upending Thief River Falls 6-1 in the opener. Alexandria...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 19, 2009
Medical clinics in Detroit Lakes evacuated due to bomb threat
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Several medical clinics in Detroit Lakes were evacuated Wednesday evening due to a bomb threat. The evacuations affected the St. Mary's Innovis Clinic, Meritcare and the 7-Day Clinic. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena said that an initial call was made to...
April 19, 2009 - 1:21pm
April 14, 2009
Detroit Lakes man dies after high-speed chase in Becker County
A rural Detroit Lakes man died Monday as a result of injuries suffered in a chase with law enforcement, according to a news release from the Becker County Sheriff's Department. The victim has been identified as Jason Douglas McPherson, 36, who resided at 718 Lake Forest Circle, Detroit...
April 14, 2009 - 11:41am
March 4, 2009
Card boys' basketball: Alexandria tops Sabres, fall to Lakers
The Cardinal boys' basketball team picked up its fourth straight win last Friday night with a 72-58 win over Sartell-St. Stephen. Alexandria...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 28, 2009
Two people die in Becker County garage fire
WOLF LAKE - The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office has identified two people who died in a fire Friday in a modified garage in rural Becker County. Gregory Scott Tabatt, 37, and Denise Dawn Beito, 37, both of Goodridge, died in the fire reported at 1:24 a.m. near the village...
February 28, 2009 - 10:34am
January 27, 2009
Pamida to close stores in Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids and Wadena
PARK RAPIDS - The Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids Pamida department stores will be closing Saturday. The decision "boils down to economics," said Dean Williamson, vice president of human resources at the Omaha corporate office. "It's a sign of the times." Sales performance numbers...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Dale "Dutch" Gillespie
Dale (Dutch) E. Gillespie of Detroit Lakes, formerly of Garfield, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes at the age of 87. Dale was born in Harris, Iowa to Jim and Etta (Staines) Gillespie. The family moved to the Chokio area in 1927 where...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Tennis team wins pair at DL
The Cardinal girls' tennis team traveled to Detroit Lakes this past Saturday and came away with two wins in three matches. The lone loss of the day came in the final match as the Cardinals fell to the ninth-ranked Bemidji Lumberjacks. Alexandria beat Thief River Falls and Detroit...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am