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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 9, 2016
Fire damages home near Garfield
Fire damaged a home near Garfield Saturday night. A Garfield firefighter reported a house fire at 6491 39th Ave. NW near Garfield at 8:09 p.m....
October 9, 2016 - 5:44am
September 21, 2016
Bowlers and businesses strike out illiteracy (w/video)
More than 120 bowlers took to the lanes to help children read Tuesday night. The Echo Press’ “Strike Out Illiteracy” fundraiser provides...
September 21, 2016 - 2:20pm
September 14, 2016
Suspect charged after driving through wall at ALP
A 21-year-old Alexandria man was charged with two felonies — motor vehicle theft and first-degree criminal damage to property — after...
September 14, 2016 - 10:16pm
September 13, 2016
Five things to know from Alexandria City Council
CITY PROTECTS WATER SUPPLY At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council gave final approval to an ordinance designed to protect the city's underground water supply. The wellhead protection ordinance establishes standards and prohibited uses within the city's two wellhead...
September 13, 2016 - 8:15am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
Why aren't more city-owned facilities in Alexandria recycling their garbage? The question popped up at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting and prompted the tabling of a request to get quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse. The city's five-year garbage service...
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
Concrete to be poured between RCC rinks
Concrete will soon be installed on the north side of the Runestone Community Center (RCC) between the two rinks to help with drainage. It's being done in conjunction with a new refrigeration building and new dehumidification system that were recently installed at the RCC. The Alexandria...
September 12, 2016 - 10:33pm
September 8, 2016
DFL headquarters to open in Alexandria
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Douglas County DFL headquarters on Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. District candidates, running for both the Minnesota State Senate and House of Representatives, will be available to visit about community questions and concerns....
September 8, 2016 - 8:37am
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
May 18, 2016
Medal awarded for local Lions Club member's efforts
A Carlos man is helping Lions Clubs across Central Minnesota grow into community service powerhouses and the president of the International Lions...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 17, 2016
Evansville woman injured in rollover
A 58-year-old Evansville woman was injured in a rollover west of Millerville Monday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about the one-vehicle crash shortly after 7 p.m. The driver, Mary Beth Cullen, was trapped inside, so the Millerville Fire/Rescue/First...
May 17, 2016 - 7:14am
May 13, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, May 12, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Thursday, May 12 911 hang-up, no answer on call back, verbal argument, Big Horn Bay Rd, Alex. Domestic, roommates arguing over property, agreed to work things out peacefully, 1st Ave, Evansville. Suspicious vehicle, comp stated van west on CR14 from...
May 13, 2016 - 10:55am
May 12, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Wednesday, May 11 Juvenile trouble, disruptive student in office during in-school suspension, released to mother, 2nd Ave, Evansville. K9 assist, narcotics search, Pioneer Rd. Hit and run crash, CR6, Garfield. Hit and run crash, S Darling Dr, Alex....
May 12, 2016 - 11:10am
May 11, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Tuesday, May 10 Patrol activity, checking on semi, driver pulled over to use phone, CR82, Alex. Suspicious activity, people sleeping in back of truck, owner said he was homeless and parked for night to sleep, will be on their way, Sunny Acres Rd,...
May 11, 2016 - 11:28am
Caswell sentenced in local meth bust
A local man has been convicted and sentenced after his role in a meth bust on Cherry Lane in Alexandria in July of 2015. Justin Michael Caswell, 34, of Brandon, was initially charged with four felonies related to the bust — two meth possession charges, meth storage in a child's...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, May 9, 2016
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* Monday, May 9 Patrol activity, nothing suspicious, storage facility south of Alex. Check welfare, comp hasn’t heard from son after deputy told her son would call her, she’s concerned his girlfriend’s parents are keeping him from his parents,...
May 10, 2016 - 11:28am