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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Kathleen L. Haining
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
"Monty" Francis Hevern
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 16, 2016
New group forms to support law enforcement
There have been numerous efforts in support of local law enforcement and emergency management services over the years, but two Alexandria businessmen...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Law Enforcement Scholarship Program begins
The Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016 is now accepting applications. The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) Board of Directors established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
All of his stories are true and some of them even happened. That is what Bob Welsh told a room full of law enforcement personnel and those who...
August 24, 2016 - 10:12am
August 12, 2016
K9s get new friend
While taking in the booths at the Douglas County Fair next week, fair-goers may notice a new booth present, serving as the kickoff for a new...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
What do you do if you get pulled over?
You're driving along when all of a sudden you glance in your rearview mirror and see a sight you don't want to see: red and blue flashing lights. The familiar sound of a police siren drowns out the music coming from your stereo. You panic and realize you are getting pulled over. Now...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
Community Night Out draws nearly 1,000
Members of the Alexandria community and the Alexandria Police Department came together the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2 for the APD's 33rd annual...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
To the editor: I am very grateful for those who choose to don the law enforcement uniform and protect and serve us every day. They see and hear the extremes of human emotion as they respond to intense situations that would leave many of us cowering. I am thankful for those who live...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Prayer service for officers draws big support
More than 100 people showed up in support of local law enforcement at an impromptu prayer service that took place Saturday evening in Alexandria....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 9, 2016
Prayer gathering in Alexandria to support law enforcement officers
The wives of local law enforcement officers in Douglas County have organized a prayer gathering tonight, Saturday, July 9, at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office lawn in Alexandria from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The following message from the wives was posted on the Douglas County Sheriff's...
July 9, 2016 - 2:59pm
June 29, 2016
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
While most Minnesotans understand that seat belts and child restraints save lives, thousands of drivers were cited not buckling up during the Click It or Ticket extra enforcement campaign from May 23 to June 5. Law enforcement handed out 7,233 seat belt and 213 child restraint citations...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
LETTER: Thank you for support of law enforcement
To the editor: I would like to thank Rep. Cornish for having the courage to stand up for the men and women in law enforcement. He had to know the scrutiny he was going to take from the left-leaning media and the groups that are definitely anti-law enforcement.
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Officers deserve reciprocated respect and kindness
For the past few weeks, some comments made about law enforcement officers on posts on the Echo Press Facebook page have been weighing on my mind. The comments I'm referring to were posted in response to articles about the marijuana growing operation that was busted in Garfield and...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Citizen's Police Academy wraps up
As of March 8, 18 Alexandria community members are the proud new owners of an Alexandria Police Department (APD) badge. They are the most recent...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Shine a blue light for fallen Fargo police officer
Shine a blue light at your home or business and show your support for the Fargo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was shot during a standoff after a domestic disturbance Wednesday; he didn't survive. Moszer, 33, was a Fargo officer...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
The changing world of law enforcement
In recent years, there have been numerous media accounts of alleged police brutality and racism across the U.S. Debates and protests — some peaceful, many not — have been plentiful. Minnesota joined national headlines last November when two police officers shot and...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am