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A life in law enforcement
Two killed in collision with train near Paynesville
Lower gas prices may boost holiday travel
Osakis woman injured in rollover
You asked: Why is my street slippery and unplowed?
Boys Hockey: Who's in goal
Sports schedule for Tuesday, November 25
Engfer named Osakis football MVP
Runestone Go-Karts hand out awards
Ashby boys basketball falls to W/H-M
Decorate your tree with museum artifact
Radiothon to End Child Abuse kicks off
‘Words from Grandma’
Benefit for Allen Fyhrie family set
Beef brisket: Not your typical leftovers
Engaged - Boesl and Noetzelman
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 10, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through October 27, 2014
Wedding - Huwe and Stromberg
Chasing pheasants with friends
Total deer harvest down 32,500 through second weekend
Friends in the field
Initial deer registration numbers drop from 2013 season
First buck is a big one for Moen
Lee Boyd, 68
Service - Rachel Ruter, 62
Memorial Service - Jim McCarthy, 84
Funeral - Kenneth Gross, 84
Memorial Service - Jayne Nyhammer, 56
Letter: Thank hospice and home care workers
Letter: Support the end of coal-fired electricity, not fantasy physics
Letter: Stop the stigma and raise awareness of lung cancer
Observations from the archives, 1964: Jerry Van Kempen is emcee at cooking school
Echo Press Editorial: Don’t let scammers wreck your holiday
Successfully grow holiday plants
Bitter winter has impact on gypsy moth
Answers to your gardening questions
Sign-up extended for Margin Protection Program
What about bur oak blight?
Two local radio stations may have new owners
Scientific opinion poll: Small business owners are hiring
Voyager Industries earns ISO 9001: 2008 certification
Letter: Was health care plan transparent?
Letter: Time for parents to raise kids
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 8, 2014
Driver injured in rollover on McKay Avenue
A 29-year-old Alexandria man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover in Alexandria Saturday night. Seth Dummer was driving a vehicle on McKay Avenue in the curve close to Hazel Hill Road at about 8 p.m. when he lost control and the vehicle left the road and rolled several times,...
November 8, 2014 - 11:40pm
November 7, 2014
Two-vehicle crash near Carlos causes injuries
A two-vehicle crash near Carlos today, Friday, trapped a driver inside a vehicle and at least one person was transported to the hospital. The crash happened this morning near the intesection of County Roads 73 and 9. No information has been released yet. Those responding to...
November 7, 2014 - 1:50pm
November 5, 2014
Update: Dream Stones shed a total loss after Tuesday fire
The Alexandria Fire Department responded to a call for a shed fire at approximately 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Dream Stones property at 409 Nokomis Street. Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow said upon arrival the firefighters noticed thick, black smoke and some visible flame billowing...
November 5, 2014 - 12:39pm
November 4, 2014
UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS: Wolbersen wins
All 37 precincts have now been tabulated at the Douglas County Courthouse. Here are the unofficial final results: Douglas County sheriff Troy Wolbersen (inc.), 8,373 Rich Homan, 6,232 37 of 37 precincts reporting. Douglas County Commissioner District 2 Jim Stratton...
November 4, 2014 - 11:49pm
UPDATE: Suspect charged in Halloween robbery inside car
A suspect accused of a robbery in Alexandria on Halloween was charged today, Tuesday, in Douglas County District Court. Timothy Robinson, 19, of Alexandria faces four felony counts: aggravated robbery in the first degree, assault in the second degree – use of a dangerous weapon...
November 4, 2014 - 3:09pm
Have you voted yet?
Have you voted yet? Most polling places in Douglas County opened at 7 a.m. this morning for the general election and all of them will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight. If you're not sure where to vote, click on this link. It will take you to the Minnesota Secretary of State...
November 4, 2014 - 9:59am
November 1, 2014
Scaring up some fun in Osakis
Kids of all ages, and a few costumed adults, had a fun time at the annual Osakis Halloween Party at the high school cafeteria Friday night. The children played many different kinds of games, won prizes, had their photo taken with a scary witch and more. The annual Halloween...
November 1, 2014 - 2:04pm
October 31, 2014
House candidates tired of negative ads
Although candidates running for state representative positions in the area hold sharply different views, they agree on one thing: they’re tired of negative political ads. At a forum at the Alexandria Senior Center Thursday night, the candidates were asked to set the record straight...
October 31, 2014 - 11:05pm
October 30, 2014
Level-three sex offender moving to Alexandria
A level-three sex offender plans to move to Alexandria today. The Alexandria Police Department has received information from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) that Calvin Maurice Larkins Jr. will be released from a correctional facility in the State of Minnesota and...
October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
ALP electric rates to jump significantly
Customers with Alexandria Light and Power Utilities (ALP) can expect a significant increase in their electric rates next year. The increase will be 5.6 percent for residential accounts and 7.6 percent for commercial/industrial accounts. This represents an approximate $3.40 increase...
October 30, 2014 - 10:17am
October 28, 2014
Sheriff candidates square off
Voters didn’t see sharp exchanges in the Douglas County sheriff’s race at a Thursday forum but they did learn more about the candidates. Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen touted his experience and past positions within the sheriff’s office, all the way from jailer/dispatcher...
October 28, 2014 - 10:48am
Council approves e-cigarette rules
Alexandria took the first steps toward regulating e-cigarettes and new tobacco products. At its meeting Monday night, the council gave preliminary approval to amendments that will make Alexandria's ordinances compliant with new state laws that regulate electronic cigarettes and...
October 28, 2014 - 12:21am
October 27, 2014
Big plans for old Kmart building
The former Kmart building may soon become an around-the-clock manufacturing center, providing hope and new careers to those who are struggling. Brent Smith, the owner of the Aagard Group, purchased the building earlier this summer and received a conditional use permit from the...
October 27, 2014 - 10:44pm
Crash victim remains in critical condition
On October 17, a local teen was killed in a rollover crash that also left two others injured. Since then, family and friends continue mourning the death of Michael Schluter; while others watch the survivors, Jonathon Salto and Jordan Grueneich, slowly heal. Both teens were...
October 27, 2014 - 10:38am
October 20, 2014
UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: One teen killed, two injured in crash early Friday
One teen was killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash Friday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), at 2:43 a.m., a passerby reported the crash on County Road 23 just south of Busch Road SE, between Alexandria and Forada. Deputies...
October 20, 2014 - 9:50am