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Weather that's not even for the birds
Rural Perham man in jail after shooting at son with rifle
News Briefs: Phasing out Social Security tax on seniors considered
Ploughshare Farm celebrates National CSA Sign-Up Day
Law enforcement blotter: February 25, 2015
Tech closes out Alexandria girls
Osakis girls lose second straight
Panthers outlast B-E girls
Ashby wins LEC matchup
WCA, LPGE tie atop Prairie
High school math league secures division title
55+ driver improvement program offered
Don and Cindy Thoennes benefit set
Osakis students meet goal
Alexandria band excels at contest
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Herges and Paulino
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Daniel Buerskin, 83
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Echo Press Editorial: Plan now for climate hazards
Observations from the archives,1965: Dalton Ski Club completes new ski jump
In the Know: Communication is the key
DFL chair should worry about her own party’s actions
If not fair to all, then leave taxes alone
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
On the Job: Mary Anne Roiger
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 12, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 9-11, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 9, 2015 Burglary in Alexandria; garage broken into, suspect went through vehicle. Complainant received call from Chisago County law enforcement indicating his identity had been stolen; he wanted local law enforcement to verify the...
January 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
Salvation Army's campaign is a bell ringing success
The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign was a bell ringing success in Douglas County. The $25,000 incentive by the Otto Bremer Foundation to double donations paid off in a big way, according to organizers who issued a news release Friday. After the money was all counted,...
January 12, 2015 - 10:24am
January 11, 2015
Toe-tapping afternoon in Alexandria
Toes were tappin' and hands were clappin' Sunday afternoon in Alexandria during a performance by the Good Company Band. About 40 people caught the show at the Alexandria Senior Community Center. The band performed bluegrass and gospel music, including "I Saw the Light" and other...
January 11, 2015 - 9:04pm
January 9, 2015
Halloween robbery suspect tries to change plea
A 20-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to robbing someone he knew in a car last Halloween is trying to change his plea. Timothy Robinson was scheduled to be sentenced last Friday in Douglas County District Court but his attorney filed a motion to withdraw his plea. Judge...
January 9, 2015 - 2:47pm
Law enforcement blotter: January 8, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 8, 2015 Man stating he’s homeless transported to his parent’s home; pipe and small amount of marijuana confiscated. Deer vs. vehicle at Co. Rd. 82 and E. Lake Jessie Rd. Welfare check of person on E. Lake Carlos Dr.; party...
January 9, 2015 - 11:16am
January 8, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 7, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 7, 2015 Median marker sign hit by vehicle removed from road at 34th Ave. and Co. Rd. 45. Tree fire along Co. Rd. 28, Alexandria; homeowner dumped ashes on garbage pile, high winds ignited it, Alexandria Fire Department put it...
January 8, 2015 - 9:13am
Well-known broadcaster, Jim Rohn, dies
By Patrick Springer, Forum News Service Jim Rohn, whose broadcasting career on the airwaves in North Dakota and Minnesota spanned almost seven decades, died Monday at age 88. Rohn got his start in 1946 on the radio at KSJB-AM in Jamestown following his service in World War II. After...
January 8, 2015 - 8:16am
January 7, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 6, 2015 Vehicle vs. deer crash at Hwy. 114 and Co. Rd. 26, vehicle damaged Stalking complaint, deputy said he would speak with suspect; if continues, complainant should seek harassment and restraining order Traffic stop in Garfield...
January 7, 2015 - 10:47am
January 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: January 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE January 5, 2015 Driver cited for speeding and endangerment; clocked at 101 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Highway 29 South, near County Road 4. Mail theft from mailbox, Alexandria. Report of vulnerable adult not being properly cared...
January 6, 2015 - 2:37pm
New Alexandria City Council member sworn in
Bob Kuhlman, the newly elected Alexandria City Council member in Ward 2, took the oath of office Monday. Incumbent Virgil Batesole from Ward 1 was also sworn in. A new council member for Ward 3 is expected to be appointed at the council's first regular meeting of the new year...
January 6, 2015 - 8:06am
Osterberg is front runner for Ward 3 council seat
Step by step, the Alexandria City Council is getting closer to appointing a new member for Ward 3. At a work session meeting Monday, the Ward 3 Vacancy Committee’s top choice for the job was revealed – Bobbie Osterberg. She’s a familiar name in city politics. She served...
January 6, 2015 - 6:48am
January 5, 2015
New Year's baby announced
The Douglas County Hospital reported its first baby of the new year. Parents Luke and Jessica Kratovil of Alexandria welcomed baby girl, Kylie, into their family at 3:18 p.m. on January 1, 2015. It is the couple's first baby. All went well, according to the hospital. Their little...
January 5, 2015 - 10:58am
January 3, 2015
Icy weekend on tap
An icy weekend is on tap in Douglas County. Saturday's forecast calls for widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8 p.m. with low temperatures dropping to around -13. Wind chill values will be brutal, with temps plunging to -36, thanks to a blustery north northwest wind with gusts...
January 3, 2015 - 3:15pm
January 2, 2015
10, 9, 8...ringing in the new year
New Year's celebrations took place throughout Douglas County Wednesday night, including a balloon drop at Depot Express in Alexandria. Some...
January 2, 2015 - 9:15am