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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
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
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
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
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
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
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
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On The Street
October 12, 2016
Teamwork through training
Shots rang out in the halls. Screams followed. Law enforcement rushed in to assess the scene and search out the assailant. Then a whistle was...
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Grants available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
Douglas County was chosen to receive $3,128 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Funding levels are determined by the federal based employment and poverty statistics. These funds help provide emergency shelter for families, as well as assistance for rent/mortgage...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 18, 2013
A crash course in emergency response
The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream...
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
July 10, 2013
Douglas County listed as in state of emergency after storms
Douglas County is among 26 counties that were declared as in a state of emergency after storms and flash flooding last month. Governor Mark Dayton issued the executive order, which covers about a quarter of the state. It's part of a process that will allow the state to call for...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Know where to turn in an emergency
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota urges all families to take the time to create and discuss disaster plans with their loved ones. Safety is paramount in an emergency, but basic protective actions - for instance, whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Golden K donation will help children in medical emergencies
The Alexandria Kiwanis Golden K recently donated $1,000 to the Alexandria Fire Department. The money will be used to purchase pediatric medical...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
First nationwide test of Emergency Alert System to take place tomorrow
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System...
November 8, 2011 - 7:34am
September 10, 2011
This September: A time to remember, a time to prepare
September is National Preparedness Month, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V has initiated a month-long campaign to highlight the importance of preparedness. "Preparedness is a shared responsibility,"...
September 10, 2011 - 11:59am
May 21, 2011
Emergency medical services takes turn in spotlight
The nation's emergency medical services (EMS) providers will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week May 15 to 21, 2011. In honor of National EMS Week, American Medical Response (AMR), the nation's leading provider of ambulance service, would like to thank the hundreds...
May 21, 2011 - 11:58am
July 22, 2010
Stevens County begins switch to new emergency communications system
Stevens County must upgrade the technology used by law enforcement over the next two years and the price tag isn't small. But thanks to aggressively pursuing grants and joining forces with other counties, revamping the county's radio and dispatch systems might be relatively inexpensive. Sheriff...
July 22, 2010 - 3:53pm
June 20, 2010
Follow these tips for a safe vacation without a trip to ER
This summer, millions of Americans will hit the road for a vacation, to unwind and have fun with their families. Vacations may be relaxing, but being too lax when it comes to your safety can land you in a place you won't want to send a postcard from - the Emergency Department. "Vacations...
June 20, 2010 - 9:53am
March 19, 2010
State approves longer emergency for flooding
ST. PAUL -- A state board approved a 30-day emergency flood declaration this morning, a day before the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator begins several days looking into area flooding. Gov. Tim Pawlenty already had designated 28 Minnesota counties as flood emergency...
March 19, 2010 - 12:03pm
December 28, 2009
State looks at making 911 dispatch a regional operation
The 911 dispatch center is the lifeblood of emergency operations in Hubbard County, so when Sheriff Frank Homer announced last week the state is funding studies to determine whether it should move toward regional dispatch centers, the concept got a cool reception. Two Hubbard County...
December 28, 2009 - 11:01am
April 23, 2009
Get ready for sirens today
Sirens will sound today. It won't be for an actual emergency - but residents may want to treat it like one. It's Severe Weather Awareness Week and statewide tornado drills are a key part of it. At 1:45 p.m.
April 23, 2009 - 9:42am
March 4, 2009
Douglas County ER could become trauma center soon
Lori Rosch knows how to keep cool under pressure. She has to. "My job is to remain calm," said Rosch, clinical director of Douglas County Hospital's emergency room.
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am