Skip to main content
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
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
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
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
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
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
August 30, 2012
Alexandria police investigate armed robbery at video store
An armed robbery was reported at Premiere Video at 307 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria just before midnight Wednesday. Alexandria police officers responded to a 911 call and were told an employee who was closing up for the night was robbed at gunpoint. There were no physical...
August 30, 2012 - 10:18am
June 12, 2012
Brooks sentenced to 35 years in Osakis murder
Jeffery Allen Brooks, 53, of Alexandria was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for murdering Diane Fortenberry of Osakis in May 2011. Todd...
June 12, 2012 - 3:09pm
June 11, 2012
Fire destroys two cabins in Osakis
June 11, 2012 - 10:59am
May 21, 2012
Fire destroys two businesses in Parkers Prairie, Minn.
Lightning is believed to have caused a fire early Saturday morning that destroyed two businesses in Parkers Prairie. Todd Quick, owner of NAPA...
May 21, 2012 - 9:54am
March 7, 2012
Alexandria, Minn., native helps design Betty White's 90th birthday cake
"It was always my dream to work in a professional test kitchen," former Alexandria resident, Jennifer Kalinowski said. "I've been fascinated...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Alexandria graduate establishes a career in the film industry
Dreams are the essence of life; some fade away while others blossom into reality. 2007 Jefferson High School graduate Lauren Minnerath isn't...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Member of popular central Minnesota band 'Nasty Habit' dies in car crash on Sunday
A member of a popular variety band that played in the Alexandria area was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday. Dale A. Larson, 46, of Rothsay was one of two drivers who died in the accident that happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Highway 88, about three miles southeast of Rothsay,...
March 6, 2012 - 9:12am
February 10, 2012
Alexandria Smiles collects from children 220 pounds of candy that will go to troops
2011 was Alexandria Smiles' third year collecting Halloween candy for the troops. This year, the clinic paid children $1 per pound of candy. The candy was then sent to local troops serving overseas. "Our goal this year was to collect 75 pounds of candy," said Dr. Erick Nolting at...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2011
Alexandria, Minn., man kayaks 175 nearby lakes in 54 months
From Evansville to Forada, Osakis and Millerville - more then 350 lakes stretch across Douglas County. It is Tom Johnson's goal to kayak them...
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Man rescued after vehicle plunges into Lake Darling in central Minnesota
A 53-year-old man was rescued from his vehicle that was partially submerged in Lake Darling Monday afternoon. The man apparently suffered a diabetic reaction, blacked out and drove into the lake off the access at Arrowwood Resort, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Arrowwood...
August 30, 2011 - 7:26am
August 26, 2011
The Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria is rockin' with music, fun, food and a nationally syndicated radio show
Country charm, toe-tapping music, good food, and friendly banter keeps crowds coming to The Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria, especially on...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
Alexandria fishing guide and divers discover hundreds of bones in Lake Victoria
He tugged his line and reeled it in slowly. It was a big one, he thought. When Alexandria fishing guide Roger Van Surksum, 64, finally got to...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Recent Alexandria, Minn., graduate has short story published in popular 'Chicken Soup' series
A short story written by Claire Illies, daughter of Marc and Sara Illies of Brandon, was published in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens. Illies, a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, wrote the...
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
July 18, 2011
FEMA offers tips for coping with extreme heat
With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to understand how to cope with extreme heat. "A combination of high temperatures and high humidity creates...
July 18, 2011 - 9:19am
July 13, 2011
11-year-old saves mom and sister from possible car crash near Alexandria, Minn.
Life's door can swing open or closed in just one moment. The Burns family of Alexandria understands those fragile circumstances all too well....
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am