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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning/Watch and Winter Weather Advisory
Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Funeral - Nelorie Moberg, 85
Funeral - Gene Jorgenson, 90
Celebration of Life Service - Robert Sinotte, 71
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 2, 2015
Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
About 430 brave souls jumped into the icy waters of Lake Darling today, Sunday, for the 2015 Alexandria Polar Plunge. The event, a big fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota, took place near the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The jumpers, who collected donations...
10 hours 19 min ago
February 26, 2015
Weather that's not even for the birds
How cold has it been? Cold enough to frost a cardinal’s eye. Gayle Walz of Alexandria sent the newspaper a couple of photos that showed just that – frost forming around the eyes of a pair of cardinals. She took the photos of the birds by her feeder on Sunday, February...
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am
February 24, 2015
Furnace fire causes smoke damage in Miltona
A furnace fire caused extensive smoke damage to a house north of Miltona Monday night. The fire happened around 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Young residence located at 18101 Hardwood Road NE. Miltona Fire Department was on the scene of the fire for about an hour and a half....
February 24, 2015 - 2:01pm
February 23, 2015
Plans inch ahead to redevelop Jefferson High School site
A plan to transform the old Jefferson High School (JHS) property into a manufacturing training center and other uses took two big steps forward Monday night. The Alexandria City Council agreed to provide tax increment financing (TIF) for the project and amended the city’s comprehensive...
February 23, 2015 - 10:01pm
911 system to be temporarily down on Thursday
All 911 telephone communications in Douglas County will be down for approximately 10 to 30 minutes on Thursday, February 26 sometime between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. All 911 telephone communications include: wire line, wireless...
February 23, 2015 - 10:41am
Law enforcement blotter: February 20-22, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 20 Property damage crash, vehicle struck light pole, driver not at scene, Garfield. Fire alarm, Garfield, multiple fire alarms but no smoke or flames, GFD tracking down electrical issues. Public assist, homeowner reports loud...
February 23, 2015 - 10:07am
February 22, 2015
Winter Family Fun moves inside (w/video)
A bone-chilling day didn't freeze out the fun at the Osakis Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Sunday afternoon. The "Winter Family Fun"...
February 22, 2015 - 6:36pm
February 21, 2015
United Way event draws big crowd
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' Beer and Wine Tasting Gala brought a big crowd to the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center Friday...
February 21, 2015 - 11:34am
February 20, 2015
WCCO-TV in Alexandria, day two they hit the hills
Today (Friday) was day two of WCCO-TV's "Goin' to the (Frozen) Lake" trip to the Alexandria lakes area. After touring the town Thursday, TV news anchor Frank Vascellaro and meteorologist Chris Shaffer headed out to Andes Tower Hills to do some garbage bag sliding down the slopes. Echo...
February 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 19, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 19 Caller stated they could smell something burning or melting, Farwell, no fire, odor coming from fridge. Report of possible financial exploitation of vulnerable adult, Alexandria. Jail incident, use of force used. Check...
February 20, 2015 - 9:07am
February 19, 2015
VIDEO: Big Ole welcomes WCCO-TV crew to Alexandria
At the foot of Big Ole tonight, WCCO-TV put the Alexandria lakes area in the spotlight to kick off its stop here for the “Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lakes” series. News anchors Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were here to make stops around the area before hosting the live segments...
February 19, 2015 - 5:28pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 18, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 18 Transport to Fergus Falls detox. Transport to Nevis detox. Child protection issue, Brandon. Theft, stolen mail, Miltona. Theft, stolen cash, Evansville. Harassment report, Alexandria. Disturbance, male at Kensington...
February 19, 2015 - 9:23am
WCCO in Alexandria for live broadcasts of 'Goin' to the (frozen) Lakes
Alexandria is the destination this week for WCCO-TV’s “Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lakes” series. The Minneapolis TV news station is here today and tomorrow to feature Alexandria’s wintertime hot spots – from skating rinks to favorite restaurants. Here's the schedule: Thursday,...
February 19, 2015 - 8:50am
February 18, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 17, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 17 Public assist, question about child pick up at school, Kensington. Harassment complaint regarding vehicle damage, Garfield. Harassment complaint regarding internet harassment, Evansville. Runaway,16-year-old, transported...
February 18, 2015 - 9:01am