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Aerodynamic stunts fill Lifestyles Expo
Law enforcement blotter: March 31, 2015
High Fire Danger Today
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Sports roundup from Tuesday, March 31
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
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
February 12, 2015
Keep those Photos of the Week coming
The Echo Press' "Photo of the Week" has been a popular feature in the newspaper for the past few years and we encourage readers to keep sending us photos. The photos can be landscapes, pretty scenes, animals, people, activities, etc. Photos taken in Douglas County are given preference. So...
February 12, 2015 - 2:37pm
February 10, 2015
Slippery sidewalks; watch your step
A wintry mix of freezing drizzle and snow has been piling up on streets and sidewalks in Douglas County since early this morning. The county remains under a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible. There is a chance...
February 10, 2015 - 11:36am
Seven city streets to be resurfaced
Seven city streets in Alexandria are on track to be resurfaced this summer at an estimated cost of $270,000. The Alexandria City Council agreed to call for bids on the overlays at its meeting Monday night. Streets include Bridgeport Lane, Karnis Drive and five in the Summerville...
February 10, 2015 - 7:26am
February 9, 2015
High-speed chase ends in crash near Garfield
A high-speed chase that began in Sauk Centre Saturday afternoon ended with a crash 30 miles later on Interstate 94 near Garfield. The incident started as a welfare check. A caller hung up after dialing 911. When a state trooper arrived at the address, the person took off on...
February 9, 2015 - 12:45pm
Bopping to the 1950s at Zion Lutheran
Youth from Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria held the first ever Sock Hop to raise funds for youth programming on Saturday. The event included a 1950s theme, complete with a 1950s costume contest and 1950s-priced milkshakes and sodas. Attendees also enjoyed dancing to a deejay...
February 9, 2015 - 11:52am
Law enforcement blotter: February 6-8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 6 Deputy noticed business gate open, employee working late, Alexandria. Driver fell asleep, Hwy 29 and Co Rd 13, Carlos, drove into ditch, no injuries. Assisted APD in trying to locate woman on furlough from Clay County. Caller...
February 9, 2015 - 10:46am
February 6, 2015
UPDATE: Driver recovering from three-vehicle crash on Highway 27 (w/video)
A driver who was serioiusly injured in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 27 West Thursday is recovering. Taylor Sutherland, 23, of Hoffman is listed in good condition at the St. Cloud Hospital as of Friday afternoon. The crash happened around 7:14 a.m. near the County Road 15...
February 6, 2015 - 3:11pm
Law enforcement blotter: February 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 5 Suspicious vehicle with expired Nebraska registration and no plates, Alexandria. Head-on injury crash, Hwy 27 W and Co Rd 15 SE, Kensington. Stolen vehicle, Rose City, complainant said vehicle was taken about two years ago...
February 6, 2015 - 9:20am
February 5, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 4, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 4 Transport male from Prairie St. John to Douglas County Court. Report of cow in ditch, Co Rd 3 and Trisco Cove Rd, Osakis. Vehicle in ditch, Co Rd 5 NW and Co Rd 7 S, Brandon; fence and sign damaged. Child custody matter,...
February 5, 2015 - 9:21am
February 3, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 2, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 2 Checked on stalled vehicle on Hwy 29, Alexandria. Welfare check, Brandon, all ok. Welfare check after 911 hang up, Alexandria, all ok. Psych patient transport from ER to Staples. Adult male arrested for probation violation,...
February 3, 2015 - 8:51am
February 2, 2015
Fun while it lasted
After staying below the $2 per gallon mark for more than a month, gas prices have been creeping upward in the Alexandria area. On Monday, gas was selling for $2.19 at some local stations, which is still more than a dollar cheaper than it was a year ago. Some local stations were...
February 2, 2015 - 5:09pm
January 27, 2015
Sun sets over sparse snow
It’s not your typical late January photo: A pretty sunset over a farm field that contains only a few scattered spots of snow. Linda Tvrdik took it near her home on the west side of Lake Reno on Monday night. Snow has been sparse so far this winter. In January, the Alexandria...
January 27, 2015 - 10:21am
January 26, 2015
Alexandria to hire two new police officers
Coming soon, to a neighborhood near you – two new Alexandria police officers. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to advertise for two police officer positions. One of the positions was already in the city’s 2015 budget and will replace an officer...
news / government
January 26, 2015 - 8:56pm
What's missing from this photo?
Here's a pop quiz: What's missing at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Alexandria? Hint: It's something that has been annoying motorists for decades. Answer: Signs saying, "No Right Turn on Red." At the recommendation of the city's highway committee, the Alexandria...
January 26, 2015 - 2:25pm
January 25, 2015
Cards and games bring seniors together
Cards and games brought senior citizens together at the Alexandria Senior Center Friday afternoon. Every second and fourth Friday of the month is cards and games day at the Senior Center. Besides playing games and earning bragging rights, the seniors enjoy socializing with one...
January 25, 2015 - 3:11pm