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Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
Fargo Sunrise Time-lapse
Law enforcement blotter: March 26, 2015
News Briefs: Duluth man dies from snowmobile crash injuries on lake
Should police be able to arrest legislators for driving drunk?
Figure skaters wrap up season with ice review show (w/video)
Maddock qualifies for hoop shoot nationals
How they're doing now: Fearing, Stockert earn early playing time at NDSU
Season begins for Card bowlers
Tonic Sol-Fa kicks off 2015 tour in Alexandria
Recognize outstanding service with nomination
Realizing Christ’s passion
Church rallies together to warm pastor
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Maycel Clark, 89
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
Echo Press Editorial: Should Alexandria allow food trucks?
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Special interest groups trump science
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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March 28, 2015
Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
The 21st annual Lifestyles Expo, presented by the Echo Press, drew a big crowd at the Viking Plaza today, Saturday. There's still time to get in on the fun; the event runs until 4 p.m. and features more than 60 exhibitors, food, entertainment, music and more. The comedy duo...
19 hours 55 min ago
March 26, 2015
UPDATE: One still hospitalized after crash near Millerville (w/video)
One person remains in the hospital following a head-on crash that happened north of Millerville Wednesday morning. Thomas Ostendorf, 33, of Albany was driving south on Otter Tail County Road 85 in a Ford Econoline van at about 8:25 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle because...
March 26, 2015 - 3:40pm
March 23, 2015
Knute Nelson seeks city bonds for big expansion
Knute Nelson Senior Living Campus is requesting to receive up to $24.5 million in low-interest revenue bonds through the city to add 108 units and expand its wellness center. A public hearing to discuss it will take place on April 27 at 7:15 p.m. The Alexandria City Council scheduled...
March 23, 2015 - 9:25pm
Law enforcement blotter: March 20-22, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 20 Trespass complaint, Lake Ida private access. Violation of no contact order, Kensington. Child custody matter, Alexandria. Child custody matter, Evansville. Suspicious activity, resident reported doorbell rung, no one there,...
March 23, 2015 - 11:32am
Ice heaves cause damage on Lake Osakis
Large ice heaves are causing problems on Lake Osakis. In some places along the east side of the lake, the ice pushed up as high as eight or nine feet. The ice reportedly destroyed at least two lakeside decks, and toward town, lifted at least one house off its foundation. Several...
March 23, 2015 - 11:03am
March 21, 2015
Viking Family Portrait unveiled Friday
The life-size painting of a Viking-age family was unveiled Friday evening at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria. Local artist Myron Sahlberg painted the piece. In Wednesday's Echo Press, learn more about the painting and the lengthy, detailed process Sahlberg embarked upon to...
March 21, 2015 - 1:07pm
March 20, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: March 19, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 19 Personal injury crash, CR 22, Alexandria, one vehicle on Benjamin Dr, cross CR 22 and hit ditch, minor injuries. Water patrol buoy washed up on shore, property owner brought it to sheriff’s office. Theft from camper, LP tanks,...
March 20, 2015 - 9:32am
March 19, 2015
No charges filed in alleged bullying incident in Osakis
No criminal charges will be filed concerning an alleged bullying incident at the Osakis High School. In a news release issued today, Thursday, Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson said he found no credible evidence that a crime had taken place. The incident happened on January...
March 19, 2015 - 11:30am
March 17, 2015
Signs of spring pop up at county board meeting with park, road plans
Signs of spring sprouted up at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board meeting. Plans to improve parks and roads moved forward. Commissioners called for requests from consulting firms to update the master plans for Kensington Runestone Park and Lake Brophy Park. The plan for Runestone...
March 17, 2015 - 3:29pm
March 16, 2015
Coin toss settles treasurer race in Lund Township
A treasurer race in Lund Township came down to the flip of a coin. An election on March 10 resulted in a tie between the incumbent, Renae Odens, and challenger, Corrine Hart. They both received 20 votes. The winner was determined in a way that other small communities settle...
March 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
March 11, 2015
Township elections spring a couple of surprises
Tuesday’s township elections yielded a couple of surprises in Douglas County – a dead heat for a treasurer position and an upset victory for a supervisor spot. In Lund Township, the two candidates running for treasurer, incumbent Renae Odens and challenger Corrine Hart, tied...
March 11, 2015 - 5:05pm
March 10, 2015
Township elections under way
Township elections are under way throughout Douglas County today, Tuesday. Some polling places do not open until 5 p.m. but others opened earlier this afternoon and will be open until 8 p.m. Eighteen townships have at least one supervisor position up for election and some will...
March 10, 2015 - 8:51pm
Helicopters to hover around power lines Thursday
CapX2020 plans to visually inspect its 345 kV transmission line between Alexandria and west of Fargo by helicopter on Thursday. The inspection will take place during daylight hours. CapX2020 started construction on the 240-mile Fargo to Monticello 345 kV project in 2010. Helicopter...
March 10, 2015 - 1:52pm
March 9, 2015
Firefighters save $2.1 million in potential fire losses
Alexandria’s 30 volunteer firefighters saved $2.1 million worth of property from going up in smoke last year while responding to 176 fire calls. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow presented the numbers in his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The number of calls...
March 9, 2015 - 9:57pm
Law enforcement blotter: March 6-8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 6 Snowmobile partially submerged in Lake Victoria, driver located and OK, Alexandria. Property damage crash, Lake Victoria access, fence damaged, Alexandria. Check welfare of person who was ill, all OK, Brandon. Snowmobile crash...
March 9, 2015 - 9:18am