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Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Man dies in Otter Tail crash as wintry weather returns
Helicopter crash victim now in dispute with employer
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Softball: Sixth inning sinks Cards at Apollo
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 19, 2016
Fire destroys hay shed in Forada
Fire destroyed a shed full of hay in Forada early this morning. At 2:24 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a passerby about a structure fire at 9946 County Road 21 SW, Alexandria. After speaking with the homeowner, the sheriff's office confirmed that...
September 19, 2016 - 7:26am
September 16, 2016
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94 w/video
Jim Aure thought he was making a routine trip down Interstate 94 in his garbage truck on Wednesday morning. “All I know I was going down the...
September 16, 2016 - 9:39am
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94
A garbage truck caught fire as it drove east on Interstate 94 through Douglas County on Wednesday morning. Alexandria firefighters met the...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 6, 2016
Fire damages Bello Cucina in Morris
By Sue Dieter, Forum News Service MORRIS, Minn. - An early morning fire has damaged the Bello Cucina restaurant in Morris. Morris Fire Chief...
September 6, 2016 - 10:05am
September 4, 2016
Fire damages house in Garfield
A late night fire gutted a house in Garfield Saturday. At 11:57 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of the fire at 4438 County...
September 4, 2016 - 11:57pm
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