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Light Up the Night!
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 2, 2010
Suspect arrested for threatening police
A 19-year-old Perham man was arrested Tuesday after making threats against law enforcement officials in Alexandria. The Alexandria Police Department...
crime / news
April 2, 2010 - 12:05am
January 8, 2010
Editorial - Straight talk about LEC issues
People have been hearing a lot of things about the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) lately. Some have raised questions about why the city is pursuing a new stand-alone building for its police department. Another concern is cost. Some have suggested it would be cheaper for the city to...
editorials / opinion
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Commentary - Why rush to build new?
By Bev Bales, Douglas County commissioner, Carlos, MN There has been lots of information floating around about the Law Enforcement Center. I'd like to clarify some of the information being spread. The Law Enforcement Center built in the 1930s is more than three decades newer than...
commentaries / opinion
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
You asked: With police-sheriff split, how will dispatching work?
Editor's note: The following is part of an Echo Press feature, "You Asked." Readers are invited to send the newspaper a simple question and we'll...
December 4, 2009 - 12:05am
November 26, 2009
Police department plan proceeds
The Alexandria City Council is moving ahead on a plan to build a police department facility separate from the sheriff's office. At its Monday meeting, the council unanimously approved a preliminary budget and space plans for the project. It voted to move ahead with the schematic...
November 26, 2009 - 12:05am
November 13, 2009
County hears about homeless problem
Homelessness, increased fees for food, beverage and lodging licenses, the floodplain ordinance and law enforcement center were all topics at Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board Meeting. Connie Nelson from the Homeless to Housed Coalition spoke before the commissioners, asking...
November 13, 2009 - 12:05am
September 11, 2009
County board divided over LEC timeline: Some want to proceed; others want to wait
The issue of whether or not to join the city of Alexandria in building a new joint law enforcement center (LEC) led to a heated discussion among all five Douglas County commissioners at Tuesday's regular meeting. Commissioner Paul Anderson started the discussion by saying that he...
government / news
September 11, 2009 - 12:05am
September 4, 2009
LEC decision is in county's court
It appears the city of Alexandria is on board for a new joint Law Enforcement Center (LEC) for the Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Although no action was taken at a joint meeting between Alexandria City Council members and Douglas County commissioners...
September 4, 2009 - 12:05am
August 28, 2009
County, city to talk over LEC building
A rare meeting between the full Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Alexandria City Council will take place Monday. The topic: A proposed new joint law enforcement center (LEC) that would be located near the new jail. It would house both the county sheriff's office and...
government / news
August 28, 2009 - 12:05am
July 31, 2009
County holds off decision on LEC
With one commissioner absent from the meeting, no decisions about the proposed joint law enforcement center (LEC) were made at Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board meeting. Commissioner Jerry Johnson said that because Commissioner Paul Anderson - a member of the County-City LEC...
July 31, 2009 - 12:05am
July 17, 2009
County mulls size of joint LEC building
Although it wasn't on the agenda and no board action was taken, the topic of a new joint Law Enforcement Center (LEC) was a big part of the discussion at Tuesday's regular Douglas County board meeting. John McNamara from Wold Architects and Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen addressed...
government / news
July 17, 2009 - 12:05am
July 15, 2009
City pursues joint LEC: Total cost of city, county project estimated at $11.95 million
The process of building a city-county law enforcement center (LEC) next to a new Douglas County jail inched ahead Monday night. After studying preliminary cost estimates, the Alexandria City Council voted 5-0 to proceed with "phase two" of the project - preparing the plans, drawings...
July 15, 2009 - 12:05am