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Sun sets over sparse snow
Peterson to run again in Minnesota’s 7th District
Law enforcement blotter: January 26, 2015
Two New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Sports schedule for Tuesday, January 27
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Sports roundup from Monday, January 26
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
Take a spiritual journey
Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Maynard Radil, 79
Gary Schultz, 70
Bob Rapp, 89
Voni Frisch, 61
Ruby Benson, 73
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 14, 2015
High-speed chase races through Douglas County; driver charged
Local law enforcement officers assisted in a high-speed chase that went through part of Douglas County on Interstate 94 Friday. The 45-mile chase reached speeds of up to 125 miles per hour and ended in Fergus Falls. The driver, Boon Vang, 28, of Minneapolis, was finally stopped...
January 14, 2015 - 10:27am
January 13, 2015
A familiar face is back on the council
Bobbie Osterberg will serve as the Ward 3 representative on the Alexandria City Council. At its meeting Monday night, the council voted 4-0 to have Osterberg serve out the remaining two years of Owen Miller’s term. Miller resigned from the position after he was elected to the...
January 13, 2015 - 10:43am
January 12, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 9-11, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 9, 2015 Burglary in Alexandria; garage broken into, suspect went through vehicle. Complainant received call from Chisago County law enforcement indicating his identity had been stolen; he wanted local law enforcement to verify the...
January 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
Salvation Army's campaign is a bell ringing success
The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign was a bell ringing success in Douglas County. The $25,000 incentive by the Otto Bremer Foundation to double donations paid off in a big way, according to organizers who issued a news release Friday. After the money was all counted,...
January 12, 2015 - 10:24am
January 11, 2015
Toe-tapping afternoon in Alexandria
Toes were tappin' and hands were clappin' Sunday afternoon in Alexandria during a performance by the Good Company Band. About 40 people caught the show at the Alexandria Senior Community Center. The band performed bluegrass and gospel music, including "I Saw the Light" and other...
January 11, 2015 - 9:04pm
January 9, 2015
Halloween robbery suspect tries to change plea
A 20-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to robbing someone he knew in a car last Halloween is trying to change his plea. Timothy Robinson was scheduled to be sentenced last Friday in Douglas County District Court but his attorney filed a motion to withdraw his plea. Judge...
January 9, 2015 - 2:47pm
Law enforcement blotter: January 8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 8, 2015 Man stating he’s homeless transported to his parent’s home; pipe and small amount of marijuana confiscated. Deer vs. vehicle at Co. Rd. 82 and E. Lake Jessie Rd. Welfare check of person on E. Lake Carlos Dr.; party...
January 9, 2015 - 11:16am
January 8, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 7, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 7, 2015 Median marker sign hit by vehicle removed from road at 34th Ave. and Co. Rd. 45. Tree fire along Co. Rd. 28, Alexandria; homeowner dumped ashes on garbage pile, high winds ignited it, Alexandria Fire Department put it...
January 8, 2015 - 9:13am
Well-known broadcaster, Jim Rohn, dies
By Patrick Springer, Forum News Service Jim Rohn, whose broadcasting career on the airwaves in North Dakota and Minnesota spanned almost seven decades, died Monday at age 88. Rohn got his start in 1946 on the radio at KSJB-AM in Jamestown following his service in World War II. After...
January 8, 2015 - 8:16am
January 7, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 6, 2015 Vehicle vs. deer crash at Hwy. 114 and Co. Rd. 26, vehicle damaged Stalking complaint, deputy said he would speak with suspect; if continues, complainant should seek harassment and restraining order Traffic stop in Garfield...
January 7, 2015 - 10:47am
January 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 5, 2015 Driver cited for speeding and endangerment; clocked at 101 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Highway 29 South, near County Road 4. Mail theft from mailbox, Alexandria. Report of vulnerable adult not being properly cared...
January 6, 2015 - 2:37pm
New Alexandria City Council member sworn in
Bob Kuhlman, the newly elected Alexandria City Council member in Ward 2, took the oath of office Monday. Incumbent Virgil Batesole from Ward 1 was also sworn in. A new council member for Ward 3 is expected to be appointed at the council's first regular meeting of the new year...
January 6, 2015 - 8:06am
Osterberg is front runner for Ward 3 council seat
Step by step, the Alexandria City Council is getting closer to appointing a new member for Ward 3. At a work session meeting Monday, the Ward 3 Vacancy Committee’s top choice for the job was revealed – Bobbie Osterberg. She’s a familiar name in city politics. She served...
January 6, 2015 - 6:48am
January 5, 2015
New Year's baby announced
The Douglas County Hospital reported its first baby of the new year. Parents Luke and Jessica Kratovil of Alexandria welcomed baby girl, Kylie, into their family at 3:18 p.m. on January 1, 2015. It is the couple's first baby. All went well, according to the hospital. Their little...
January 5, 2015 - 10:58am
January 3, 2015
Icy weekend on tap
An icy weekend is on tap in Douglas County. Saturday's forecast calls for widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8 p.m. with low temperatures dropping to around -13. Wind chill values will be brutal, with temps plunging to -36, thanks to a blustery north northwest wind with gusts...
January 3, 2015 - 3:15pm