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Congratulations Mr. D: Duwenhoegger named Minnesota Principal of the Year
Douglas County’s growth expected to slow down
State of rural MN: Poorer and more diverse
Alexandria to hire two police officers
Keep sick students home
Boys hockey: No time to panic for Alexandria
Wrestling: WCA-Ashby-Evansville grows into one of top teams in Class A
Swimming: Alexandria powers past Willmar
Girls basketball: Alex cruises in 40-point win over Rocori
Winter Spectacular: Snowmobile races return this weekend after successful first year
‘My Kiss Won’t Miss’ receives gold medal
Brooklynn Niemi benefit set
Brad Trousil benefit set
Minnesota sixth in overall health among states
Those who learn together
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Snowy Owl
DNR studies shed light on local fisheries
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Funeral - Ethel Koon, 100
Funeral - Grace Nelson, 82
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
In the Know: Tips on applying for college financial aid
Observations from the archives, 1965: Roger Perry is first Boss of the Year
Letter: Let’s return to self-governance
Letter: Backer off to the right start
Echo Press Editorial: Legislation to help veterans deserves support
Ten tips to successful seed starting
Farming community invited to sustainable farming conference
Livestock disaster aid deadline nears
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 27, 2015
Sun sets over sparse snow
It’s not your typical late January photo: A pretty sunset over a farm field that contains only a few scattered spots of snow. Linda Tvrdik took it near her home on the west side of Lake Reno on Monday night. Snow has been sparse so far this winter. In January, the Alexandria...
19 hours 51 min ago
January 26, 2015
Alexandria to hire two new police officers
Coming soon, to a neighborhood near you – two new Alexandria police officers. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to advertise for two police officer positions. One of the positions was already in the city’s 2015 budget and will replace an officer...
news / government
January 26, 2015 - 8:56pm
What's missing from this photo?
Here's a pop quiz: What's missing at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Alexandria? Hint: It's something that has been annoying motorists for decades. Answer: Signs saying, "No Right Turn on Red." At the recommendation of the city's highway committee, the Alexandria...
January 26, 2015 - 2:25pm
January 25, 2015
Cards and games bring seniors together
Cards and games brought senior citizens together at the Alexandria Senior Center Friday afternoon. Every second and fourth Friday of the month is cards and games day at the Senior Center. Besides playing games and earning bragging rights, the seniors enjoy socializing with one...
January 25, 2015 - 3:11pm
January 22, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 21, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 21 Miltona Fire Department paged for mutual aid for structure fire on CR 46, Parkers Prairie. Vehicle vs. deer crash at CR8 and CR40, Alexandria, vehicle damaged. Horses on the loose at CR 120 and 39th Ave, Alexandria; owner...
January 22, 2015 - 8:46am
APD officer assaulted Tuesday
An Alexandria police officer was injured on-duty Tuesday night. According to the law enforcement blotter, the officer responded to a call for a welfare check on a person in Alexandria around 10 p.m. The complainant told dispatchers that their son had posted on Facebook that...
January 22, 2015 - 8:05am
January 21, 2015
UPDATE: Mother comments on bullying incident at Osakis High School
An alleged bullying incident at Osakis High School last Friday was investigated but no criminal charges have been filed yet. The incident happened in an industrial technology class. A photo, allegedly taken by a student and posted on Snapchat, shows another student sitting on the...
January 21, 2015 - 2:31pm
January 20, 2015
UPDATE: Two vehicles crash on icy road near Osakis
More information has been released about a two-vehicle crash that happened on County Road 3 near Calvary Road north of Osakis at about 7:40 a.m. today, Tuesday. Christina Rokes of Osakis was northbound on County Road 3 when she lost control on the icy roadway and struck a 2012...
January 20, 2015 - 3:38pm
Law enforcement blotter: January 19, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 19, 2015 Red-tagged vehicle left at Lake Vermont public access since Saturday. Offered drug treatment options for concerned parent, Kensington. Baxter Police reported suicidal male travelling through Alexandria area; subject...
January 20, 2015 - 8:41am
Unusual bird spotted near Osakis
Jim and Gail Trutwin have had an unusual guest at their home on Smith Lake west of Osakis the past couple of months – a white downy woodpecker at their suet feeder. The bird’s unusual coloring led the Trutwins to believe it may be an albino woodpecker but its eyes are black,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:32am
January 19, 2015
Still time to recycle your tree
OK, no more procrastinating. If you haven’t taken down your live Christmas tree yet, you still have time to recycle it but the days are dwindling. Take your tree to the drop-off site behind Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Look for the orange fenced-in area on Fourth Avenue...
January 19, 2015 - 3:57pm
Vehicle falls through ice on Lake Ida
A vehicle fell through the ice on Lake Ida near Betsy Ross Point Sunday night shortly before 7 p.m. The driver, Chris Saari, called the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and reported that he and his 16-year-old daughter were able to exit the vehicle and make it to solid ice without...
January 19, 2015 - 7:35am
January 17, 2015
Semi rolls over on icy I-94 near Alexandria
A semi and trailer rolled over on Interstate-94 in icy conditions east of Alexandria this morning. The driver, Umar Bekiri of Belleville,...
January 17, 2015 - 10:10am
January 16, 2015
Sprinkler goes off at high school; students briefly evacuated
A sprinkler was set off in an Osakis High School science room today, Friday, during a demonstration. About 20 students were in the class and they were doused by the water, according to school leaders. Water also leaked into the administrative office below, which created a bit...
January 16, 2015 - 3:35pm
Franson to have coffee with constituents Saturday
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will hold her third "constituent coffee of the year" this Saturday, January 17, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Caribou Coffee on Nokomis Street in Alexandria. Constituents may also contact Franson via e-mail at Rep.Mary.Franson@House.MN...
January 16, 2015 - 2:25pm