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Translating the marks on our landscape
Law enforcement blotter: February 26, 2015
News Briefs: Fish house removal deadlines near
Merchants association plans to bring plants back to downtown
Change may come to invasive species decal law; resorts don’t like it
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Alexndria girls basketball gets second seed in 8AAA tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, February 28
State wrestling: Osakis sends Trenton Coyer to semis
State wrestling: Neu, Olhausen fall to wrestlebacks
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
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Funeral - William Bjerkness, 45
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
February 17, 2015
Knute Nelson CEO receives state leadership award
Mark R. Anderson, president and CEO of Knute Nelson in Alexandria, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Kal Michels Outstanding Leadership Award. The award recognizes a leader in older adult services who has provided excellent leadership to their employees and...
February 17, 2015 - 8:45am
February 16, 2015
Outdoor fun before the big chill moves in
The skating rinks at Noonan Park in Alexandria were fairly busy Monday afternoon. It was only 13 above but the bright sunshine made it seem warmer. The skaters were getting in some outdoor fun before another brutal cold front moves into the area later tonight. Douglas County...
February 16, 2015 - 4:11pm
February 12, 2015
Keep those Photos of the Week coming
The Echo Press' "Photo of the Week" has been a popular feature in the newspaper for the past few years and we encourage readers to keep sending us photos. The photos can be landscapes, pretty scenes, animals, people, activities, etc. Photos taken in Douglas County are given preference. So...
February 12, 2015 - 2:37pm
February 10, 2015
Slippery sidewalks; watch your step
A wintry mix of freezing drizzle and snow has been piling up on streets and sidewalks in Douglas County since early this morning. The county remains under a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible. There is a chance...
February 10, 2015 - 11:36am
Seven city streets to be resurfaced
Seven city streets in Alexandria are on track to be resurfaced this summer at an estimated cost of $270,000. The Alexandria City Council agreed to call for bids on the overlays at its meeting Monday night. Streets include Bridgeport Lane, Karnis Drive and five in the Summerville...
February 10, 2015 - 7:26am
February 9, 2015
High-speed chase ends in crash near Garfield
A high-speed chase that began in Sauk Centre Saturday afternoon ended with a crash 30 miles later on Interstate 94 near Garfield. The incident started as a welfare check. A caller hung up after dialing 911. When a state trooper arrived at the address, the person took off on...
February 9, 2015 - 12:45pm
Bopping to the 1950s at Zion Lutheran
Youth from Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria held the first ever Sock Hop to raise funds for youth programming on Saturday. The event included a 1950s theme, complete with a 1950s costume contest and 1950s-priced milkshakes and sodas. Attendees also enjoyed dancing to a deejay...
February 9, 2015 - 11:52am
Law enforcement blotter: February 6-8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 6 Deputy noticed business gate open, employee working late, Alexandria. Driver fell asleep, Hwy 29 and Co Rd 13, Carlos, drove into ditch, no injuries. Assisted APD in trying to locate woman on furlough from Clay County. Caller...
February 9, 2015 - 10:46am
February 6, 2015
UPDATE: Driver recovering from three-vehicle crash on Highway 27 (w/video)
A driver who was serioiusly injured in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 27 West Thursday is recovering. Taylor Sutherland, 23, of Hoffman is listed in good condition at the St. Cloud Hospital as of Friday afternoon. The crash happened around 7:14 a.m. near the County Road 15...
February 6, 2015 - 3:11pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 5 Suspicious vehicle with expired Nebraska registration and no plates, Alexandria. Head-on injury crash, Hwy 27 W and Co Rd 15 SE, Kensington. Stolen vehicle, Rose City, complainant said vehicle was taken about two years ago...
February 6, 2015 - 9:20am
February 5, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 4, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 4 Transport male from Prairie St. John to Douglas County Court. Report of cow in ditch, Co Rd 3 and Trisco Cove Rd, Osakis. Vehicle in ditch, Co Rd 5 NW and Co Rd 7 S, Brandon; fence and sign damaged. Child custody matter,...
February 5, 2015 - 9:21am
February 3, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 2, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 2 Checked on stalled vehicle on Hwy 29, Alexandria. Welfare check, Brandon, all ok. Welfare check after 911 hang up, Alexandria, all ok. Psych patient transport from ER to Staples. Adult male arrested for probation violation,...
February 3, 2015 - 8:51am
February 2, 2015
Fun while it lasted
After staying below the $2 per gallon mark for more than a month, gas prices have been creeping upward in the Alexandria area. On Monday, gas was selling for $2.19 at some local stations, which is still more than a dollar cheaper than it was a year ago. Some local stations were...
February 2, 2015 - 5:09pm
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...
January 27, 2015 - 10:21am