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Out and About: Art in the Park
UPDATE: Motorcycle driver crashes near Brandon
Law enforcement blotter: July 28, 2015
All invited to Community Night Out
Senator: Arm troops at training centers
Alex Legion: Back to State
Blue Anchors: Alex losing ground in North after 6-3 loss to Willmar
Bombers wrap up region berth
Resorters Golf Tournament: Championships worth remembering
Bernie takes the mound at Target Field
Festival of the Lakes
Andy Bears keep legacies alive
Prairie Fire to present ‘Robin Hood’
Mobile food drops set for 2015
‘Ring of Fire’
Engaged - Anderson and Sullivan
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 14, 2015
Engaged - Stewart and Henkel
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 8, 2015
Engaged - Wuth and Peterson
Beware! Wild parsnips are lurking in Douglas County
DNR announces another conservative deer season across much of Minnesota
Minnesota dentist accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion
DNR Question of the week
Weeds, weeds, everywhere weeds
Ann Heimdahl, 74
Mavis Hentz, 88
Orlyn Dosdall, 91
Lloyd Floding, 84
Neal Olson, 88
Echo Press Editorial: Let’s do more to stop falls from happening
Observations from the archives, 1915: Alexandria to be site of proposed reformatory for wayward women
In the Know: Big Ole needs a big party for his 50th
Pope Francis’ call for action on climate change brings new urgency
Minnesota benefits from new budget laws
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
A family legacy
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
JLG Architects earns accolades
Voyager Industries commits to safety
Diamond Buick GMC given Mark of Excellence
REA Operation Round Up grants awarded
ATCC receives skills grant
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 9, 2015
Purple popping up all over
Seeing purple? A lot of purple is popping up in Alexandria this week as part of the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for cancer research. The...
July 9, 2015 - 2:33pm
Law enforcement blotter: July 8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE July 8 Patrolled area on CR2, no activity. Report of driver with cancelled license driving often to Morris, Brandon. Complainant’s ex won’t let her get property from house, Alex. Report of person on motorcycle watching their...
July 9, 2015 - 9:24am
July 8, 2015
Alexandria teen hospitalized with brain infection after swimming in Pope County lake
An Alexandria teen is fighting for his life after contracting a rare and severe brain infection while swimming in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County. Hunter...
July 8, 2015 - 3:52pm
Law enforcement blotter: July 7, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE July 7 Fraud complaint, Brandon. Theft of firearms missing from vehicle sometime in last month, Brandon. Theft of cash from gas station register, suspect returned money and asked that she not call cops, suspect cited for theft, Evansville. Report...
July 8, 2015 - 9:06am
July 7, 2015
MDH investigating rare brain infection in child who swam in Lake Minnewaska
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating a case of suspected primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in a critically ill child. PAM is a very rare and severe brain infection caused by an ameba called Naegleria fowleri. Health officials determined that the child...
July 7, 2015 - 6:10pm
Law enforcement blotter: July 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE July 6 Report of kids knocking on doors around 2 a.m., Alex. Report of large log in water, concern for boaters hitting it, CR22. Debit/credit card fraud, Carlos. Theft, Kensington. Juvenile trouble, father-son argument, Miltona. Report...
July 7, 2015 - 11:52am
July 6, 2015
UPDATE: Burglar caught in Alexandria Friday morning
Alexandria police arrested a man burglarizing a home Friday. According to a news release, at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, July 3, dispatchers received...
July 6, 2015 - 4:22pm
July 4, 2015
Musical salute to America and its veterans
People of all ages were clapping their hands, waving flags and tapping their toes to patriotic tunes performed Saturday on the Douglas County...
July 4, 2015 - 8:16pm
July 3, 2015
UPDATE: Missing Alexandria man located
The Alexandria man reported earlier today as missing has been located. At 9:01 p.m., Alexandria Police Department issued a release that noted:...
July 3, 2015 - 9:14pm
Two injured in crash in Alexandria Friday
Two people were injured in a crash near downtown Alexandria Friday. Around 2:40 p.m., two vehicles crashed at 4th Ave East and Hawthorne Street. The...
July 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
One person injured in moped crash Friday
One person was injured in a vehicle vs. moped crash Friday. The crash happened around 1:50 p.m. at the intersection on County Roads 87 and...
July 3, 2015 - 2:41pm
June 29, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: June 26-28, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE June 26 Check welfare of kids on court-ordered visitation with grandparents, Miltona. Complainant brought in suspicious substance to be checked, Brandon. Caller reporting daughter was crying after being dragged out of...
June 29, 2015 - 11:01am
Family fun at Ribfest
The annual Ribfest in Alexandria provided fun for families throught the area Saturday. The event, which is part of Awake the Lakes, served...
June 29, 2015 - 10:06am
June 28, 2015
Two injured in crash on Highway 27 near Alexandria
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 27 west of Alexandria sent both drivers to the hospital Sunday night. The crash happened at the intersection...
June 28, 2015 - 10:05pm
June 26, 2015
Alexandria wins award for Broadway reconstruction project
The city of Alexandria received a “City of Excellence” award for the Broadway reconstruction project. City leaders accepted the honor...
June 26, 2015 - 12:00pm