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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 Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
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
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
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
December 19, 2014
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
A search for a 15-year-old female runaway in Alexandria led to the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of a stolen vehicle and other stolen property from a local retailer. On Thursday, the Alexandria Police Department, West Central Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Douglas...
13 hours 28 min ago
Influenza cases spike locally
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region. People testing positive for influenza has jumped from 17 to 31percent in recent weeks, according to a news release from DCH. As a precautionary measure for patients and staff, DCH has implemented...
23 hours 58 min ago
December 18, 2014
UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Miltona Thursday. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Road 14 around 12:25 p.m. The State Patrol released names of the people injured in the crash this afternoon: Betty Gabler, 79, and Keith Gabler,...
December 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
December 17, 2014
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Fire caused about $50,000 in damage to a house south of Alexandria Tuesday night. Alexandria firefighters were called to 1264 Robin Lane SW, the home of Vicki Smith, at about 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, they could see flames coming through the roof, according to Bill Thoennes,...
December 17, 2014 - 3:09pm
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Three suspects who were arrested in connection with a robbery that happened on Halloween night in Alexandria were charged in Douglas County District Court today, Tuesday. They are Caleb Styer, 19, of Alexandria and two 16-year-olds, Kolton Neely of Carlos and Devon Van Scoik...
December 17, 2014 - 11:17am
December 16, 2014
Bad weather delays start of some schools Tuesday
Some schools in the area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the icy weather. As of 5:50 a.m., schools with late starts include Minnewaska and West Central Area. Douglas County is included in a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. Sleet...
December 16, 2014 - 5:59am
December 15, 2014
Christmas music video for tonight is postponed
A plan to shoot a music video in downtown Alexandria tonight, Monday, has been cancelled because of the icy weather. Barrett recording artist Ciara Rose Drexler had the city's blessing to shoot the Christmas video for for her new song, Good Life, which would have included the...
December 15, 2014 - 4:51pm
UPDATE: Alexandria firefighters battle garage fire (w/video)
More information has been released about a garage fire that Alexandria firefighters battled Saturday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a structure fire at the Linda Lee Namur residence at 5034 County Road 42 NE. The caller stated that her neighbor's...
December 15, 2014 - 2:10pm
Holiday Train shines through fog
Hundreds of people gathered at 8th Avenue and Nokomis Street in Alexandria Sunday to catch the Candian Pacific Holiday Train and its performers. On stage, Santa Claus was joined by Home Free, a country a cappella band from Minneapolis, and Kira Isabella, a Canadian country music...
December 15, 2014 - 2:07pm
UPDATE: Donations jingle in for telethon (w/video)
Donations jingled in for the 66th annual Jingle Bells Telethon Saturday. Organized by the Jingle Bells Foundation and the Alexandria Jaycees, the event raised nearly $75,000 by the time the telethon ended at 10 p.m. The event took place at the Lake Geneva Christian Center. The...
December 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
Minnewaska school starting late today
Because of a winter weather advisory and heavy fog, Minnewaska Area Schools are running two hours late today, Monday.
December 15, 2014 - 6:34am
December 14, 2014
Four arrested for Halloween robbery in Alexandria
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery that happened on Halloween night in Alexandria. The suspects, all from Alexandria, are Caleb Styer, 19, Kolten Neely, 16, Devon Van Scoik, 16, and a 14-year-old juvenile boy who was not identified. The arrests, announced...
December 14, 2014 - 3:28pm
December 13, 2014
Sheriff: Local ice deteriorating, use caution
A weekend warm up is deteriorating ice on local lakes and Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen strongly recommends people avoid driving on the ice. According to the sheriff, the department has received several reports of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles going through ice this...
December 13, 2014 - 10:04pm
December 11, 2014
UPDATE: Crash causes injuries at Carlos Corners
More information has been released about a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 29 North and County Road 42, also known as Carlos Corners, today, Thursday. The crash happened during icy road conditions shortly after 4 p.m. One of the drivers, Samantha Reineke, 31, of...
December 11, 2014 - 8:16pm
Crash on I-94 near Alexandria injures two
A Fergus Falls man and his passenger were injured in a rollover crash near Alexandria early this morning. Minnesota State Patrol officials said Charles F. Bangs, 52, Fergus Falls, was heading east on I-94 west of County Road 40 in a Buick Lucerne at 6:53 a.m. when the...
December 11, 2014 - 9:25am