Skip to main content
Be a pickle pro
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
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
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
Brandon D. Randt
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
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 12, 2016
Increasing steps for safety
The Viking Speedway stands were packed on Saturday, July 30. It was the night of Jam the Stands, during which the track offers free admission to the races. The races that night began as scheduled and continued without issues until one of the last events. During the modified race,...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 19, 2016
Fire damages Alexandria business
A fire caused about $100,000 in damage to IRD Ceramics at 428 Geneva Road NE in Alexandria Tuesday night. Shortly before 6 p.m., Alexandria police and fire departments were dispatched for a report of a fire inside the business. When police officers arrived on scene, they confirmed...
July 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 21, 2016
Fire destroys mobile home
Multiple callers reported a structure fire just shortly before 10 p.m. at 552 First Avenue West in Evansville Friday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Evansville Fire Department responded to find an unoccupied mobile home fully engulfed. The fire was extinguished...
May 21, 2016 - 8:52am
May 5, 2016
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
By Jennifer Stockinger and Chelsey Perkins, Forum News Service A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon,...
May 5, 2016 - 8:24am
April 13, 2016
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after several fire departments battled two grass fires over the...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 9, 2016
UPDATED: Sheriff's office urges no burning after two fires burn hundreds of acres over the weekend
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after fire departments responded to two grass fires over the weekend...
April 9, 2016 - 8:23pm
April 8, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can you burn things in the city limits?
Last weekend, an Alexandria resident saw four fires burning in the city limits near Elm Street and 10th Avenue. People were burning yard debris, construction materials and other garbage. He said it created a smoky haze throughout the neighborhood. His question: What are the city's...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 4, 2016
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed in rural Alexandria (w/video)
Firefighters from Alexandria and Forada battled a shed fire in southeast Alexandria Monday afternoon. The fire was reported to the Douglas County...
April 4, 2016 - 8:35pm
March 30, 2016
Grass fire believed to have sparked barn fire
A fire broke out at a hay barn on County Road 17 near Forada around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. The Alexandria Fire Department responded to the call and contacted the Forada Fire Department for mutual aid. According to officials, at this time it is believed that the fire began...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
By Forum News Service A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota. The city of about 2,300 is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. Madelia Mayor Mike Grote told radio station KTOE of Mankato that the fire started about...
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm
December 6, 2015
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed on County Road 12 near Garfield
The Garfield Fire Department was called out shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday to battle a shed fire at the home of Marshall and Julee Anderson at...
December 6, 2015 - 6:59am
November 25, 2015
Car fire ties up I-94 traffic
Fire engulfed a vehicle on Interstate 94 near Garfield shortly before 4 p.m. today, Wednesday. No injuries were reported but the incident backed...
November 25, 2015 - 4:42pm
November 11, 2015
Quick response limits damage in basement fire
A quick response limited the damage from a basement fire in Alexandria early Tuesday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., a worker at the Prairie Community Service adult foster care group home at 1703 Oak Knoll Drive awoke to the sound of smoke alarms. She immediately called 911 and...
November 11, 2015 - 1:22pm
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Court overturns fire sprinkler requirement
A state agency failed to present enough evidence to justify requiring all new homes bigger than 4,500 square feet to include fire sprinklers, a Minnesota Appeals Court panel decided October 13. The three judges unanimously overturned the state Department of Labor and Industry’s...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am