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Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
UPDATE: Three departments respond to garage fire Monday
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Duffy (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: March 30, 2015
Two-year-old who fell through ice dies at hospital
Figure skaters wrap up season with ice review show (w/video)
Maddock qualifies for hoop shoot nationals
How they're doing now: Fearing, Stockert earn early playing time at NDSU
Season begins for Card bowlers
Tonic Sol-Fa kicks off 2015 tour in Alexandria
Recognize outstanding service with nomination
Realizing Christ’s passion
Church rallies together to warm pastor
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Echo Press Editorial: Should Alexandria allow food trucks?
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Special interest groups trump science
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 10, 2015
Helicopters to hover around power lines Thursday
CapX2020 plans to visually inspect its 345 kV transmission line between Alexandria and west of Fargo by helicopter on Thursday. The inspection will take place during daylight hours. CapX2020 started construction on the 240-mile Fargo to Monticello 345 kV project in 2010. Helicopter...
March 10, 2015 - 1:52pm
March 9, 2015
Firefighters save $2.1 million in potential fire losses
Alexandria’s 30 volunteer firefighters saved $2.1 million worth of property from going up in smoke last year while responding to 176 fire calls. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow presented the numbers in his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The number of calls...
March 9, 2015 - 9:57pm
Law enforcement blotter: March 6-8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 6 Snowmobile partially submerged in Lake Victoria, driver located and OK, Alexandria. Property damage crash, Lake Victoria access, fence damaged, Alexandria. Check welfare of person who was ill, all OK, Brandon. Snowmobile crash...
March 9, 2015 - 9:18am
March 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: March 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 5 Check welfare of person, no activity at fishhouse on Little Lake Mary, occupants sleeping. Check welfare of person walking in cold, person stated he was fine, refused ride, Carlos. Public assist, questions about what to do with...
March 6, 2015 - 11:28am
March 5, 2015
Community says farewell to economic development leader
An open house to celebrate and say goodbye to a key leader in Alexandria's economic development initiatives took place today, Thursday. Jason...
March 5, 2015 - 7:34pm
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 4 Animal complaint, someone shooting at dog, Miltona. Public assist, Grant Co Sheriff’s Office requested assistance getting crash victim to hotel in Alexandria. Suspicious activity, heard walking and voices outside house, no...
March 5, 2015 - 9:47am
Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Tom Anderson of Alexandria won legislative approval to serve as a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Anderson formally earned the slot during a joint House-Senate session held March 4. The 12-person Board of Regents governs the state’s largest university,...
March 5, 2015 - 8:54am
UPDATE NOON: Man dies after ice rescue; 2-year-old in critical condition (w/video)
One of the people rescued after falling through the ice of Lake Andrew last night has died, according to family members. In a statement issued this morning, the family said that James Minnerath, 50, of Alexandria passed away. Minnerath's 2-year-old grandson, Hayden Minnerath,...
March 5, 2015 - 8:35am
March 4, 2015
Sharing some shivers while raising funds 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...
March 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
Law enforcement blotter: March 3, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 3 Theft, Brandon. Fraud, Brandon. Theft, debit card issues, Garfield Lost black flip-phone, Osakis. Public assist, male party removed property, Evansville. Trespassing complaint, Alexandria. Crash on I-94, Evansville. Assist...
March 4, 2015 - 8:39am
March 3, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 2 Vehicle check, one person arrested for giving deputy wrong name, Brandon. Trailer theft, taken sometime in last two months, Alexandria. Telephone call harassment, Kensington. ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT March 2 Property...
March 3, 2015 - 11:31am
Winter is back with a vengeance
After weeks of producing only a few snowflakes, winter returned with a vengeance in Douglas County late last night and into today, Tuesday. Snow piled up to more than 5 inches in unofficial reports throughout the county. Schools throughout the area were cancelled. The snow is...
March 3, 2015 - 10:33am
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