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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
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
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
December 30, 2008
Minnesota makes strides in making roads safer
At a time when tens of thousands of Americans are injured or die on our nation's roadways each year, Minnesota received one of the lowest scores in a new roadway safety scorecard released by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The report, 2008 ENA National Scorecard on State...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Gas leak leads to evacuation in Brandon
A small gas leak had a potential for causing big problems in Brandon Friday. As a precaution, three city blocks were evacuated but everything turned out all right. The incident began at 11:42 a.m. when the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call from a Brandon city worker...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am