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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
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 14, 2016
Forada Fire Department installs free fire detectors in homes
The Forada Fire Department, which includes 30 members, teamed up with the American Red Cross on Monday, Oct. 10 to visit several residential...
October 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Fire department awarded grants for gear, training
The Alexandria Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $85,500. Philip Drown of Philip Drown Consulting along with Pat Conroy, Senior Funding Specialists with Widseth Smith Nolting, collaborated with the Alexandria Fire Department and...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Carlos Fire Department receives grant for Jaws of Life
The Carlos Fire Department recently received a grant of $19,985 that was used to buy new Jaws of Life, a machine used to pry apart crashed vehicles...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Garfield Fire Department hosts breakfast
The Garfield Fire Department will host its annual pancake and French toast breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Garfield Fire Hall, Sanstead Street E. The public is invited to attend. "We look forward to welcoming the community, have the community...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Area children learn about fire dangers
As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Alexandria and Osakis Fire Departments hosted open houses this week. Children of all ages turned...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
A battle of the bats
The streak was finally broken at Monday night's charity softball game as the Douglas County Law Enforcement team locked up a 13-7 win against...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Annual charity softball game set for August 2
The Alexandria Fire Department and Douglas County Law Enforcement charity softball game has been set. The charity game will take place on Monday, August 2 at the Knute Nelson Ball Field. The game starts at 5 p.m. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with food and drink specials, the fire...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
Public invited to see new Forada fire hall
The Forada Fire Department and Forada First Responders invites the public to an open house at the new fire station. The open house is slated for Saturday, June 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. The new fire hall is located at 1639 4th Street SE in Forada. During the open house, from 5 to 8...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
A costly fire in Belle River
Firefighters from Carlos and Miltona responded to a large structure fire near Belle River at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday. The fire happened at Brian...
January 8, 2010 - 12:05am
December 31, 2009
New fire chief takes over
As of today, January 1, there'll be a new chief in town. A new fire chief, that is. Jeff Karrow took over the role from Shane Schmidt, who...
December 31, 2009 - 12:05am
November 18, 2009
Rainbow Rider catches fire
Alexandria firefighters responded to a Rainbow Rider bus that was on fire near the intersection of Spruce Street and 5th Avenue Monday shortly...
November 18, 2009 - 12:05am
AFD given grant to buy rescue equipment
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America recently announced a $6,381 grant donation to the Alexandria Fire Department. The grant is part...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am