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Shoppers enjoy Holiday Boutique at Trinity Lutheran Church
Freezing Rain Advisory Through This Evening
Aaron's Weather Talk: Road Conditions
A dash of wintry wine fun
A teacher's influence can be lifelong
Ready for their shot
Blizzard beat Granite City with big third period
Sports roundup from Friday, November 21
Sports schedule for Saturday, November 22
Cardinals defeat section rival Detroit Lakes
Free concert ushers in holiday season
Act now to solve ice dams
Make your holiday meals easier with these simple shortcuts
Cards sought for Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes
Christmas comes back to the Fort
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
Striking Gould again
Initial deer registration numbers drop from 2013 season
First buck is a big one for Moen
DNR release: Hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend
Minnesota hunters register 54,000 deer during first three days of season
Peter Jennings, 59
Memorial Service - Jayne Nyhammer, 56
Service - Rachel Ruter, 62
John Westphal, 82
Dorene Jerzak, 80
Letter: Will people stand up for Jesus?
Letter: Holidays should be spent with families and friends
Letter: Time for a new leader
It's Our Turn: Be honest about your vision
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Scholarships available for horticulture, agronomy students
Answers to your gardening questions
Sign-up extended for Margin Protection Program
What about bur oak blight?
The garden is put to bed; now what?
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
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On The Street
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
October 14, 2014
Council freezes salaries for two years
Alexandria City Council members voted to keep their salaries and the mayor's at the same amount for the next two years. The decision at Monday night's meeting saves only about $3,000 than if the council would have given themselves a 2 percent raise, which is what most other city...
October 14, 2014 - 1:30pm