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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, July 26
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
VFW district baseball: 16s to square off with 15s after six-inning win
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
Megan E. Movold
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Homemade cakes, cookies, bakery rolls and other treats have been dropped off at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department in the last couple of weeks. And for a good reason. Citizens have been showing their heartfelt support for the men and women in...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
LETTER: Comments by governor are premature
To the editor: I have been saddened watching the events unfold throughout our state following the officer involved shooting in Falcon Heights. It is a tragedy for our state that a young man is dead, and clearly a horrific experience for all those involved. We should all be mourning...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: The other side of the badge
Another act of police violence. It seems you can’t get away from hearing about it. It’s broadcast on the news, shows up on your social media...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Similarities are much greater than differences
Stereotypes are often used by people to form their opinions of other people, groups, nationalities, countries, organizations, professions, and so on. The danger of using stereotypes is that it may eliminate the use of individual thoughts and experiences to form individual opinions....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria police officers continue training to provide service
One only needs to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper to see that there is a significant increase in the number of incidents between police agencies all over the country involving citizens that are having a mental health crisis. This increase is largely due to changes in...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Senators pass body cam regulation but provision isn't moving in House
Video from law enforcement officer body cameras will remain public at least into next year, but the issue still generates passionate disputes. “Body cameras have been proven to promote public safety,” Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said May 2, before senators voted 47-14 to...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
IT'S OUR TURN: Officers deserve reciprocated respect and kindness
For the past few weeks, some comments made about law enforcement officers on posts on the Echo Press Facebook page have been weighing on my mind. The comments I'm referring to were posted in response to articles about the marijuana growing operation that was busted in Garfield and...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Man charged with felony for fleeing police
A 19-year-old Alexandria man was charged with a felony for allegedly fleeing police officers on Feb. 23. Damien Stephen Donahue was charged with...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 22, 2016
Dayton orders flags at half staff for fallen Fargo police officer
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings on Monday in honor of the Fargo police officer killed in the line of duty. Fargo officer and Sabin, Minn., resident Jason Moszer was fatally shot while on duty...
February 22, 2016 - 9:28am
February 16, 2016
Public can now donate funds, food to family of man accused in Fargo officer's death
A benefit account has been set up for the family of the man accused of shooting and killing a police officer here last week. “The Schumacher...
February 16, 2016 - 3:57pm
February 12, 2016
Fargo police, city set up benefit fund for slain officer
By Forum staff reports The Fargo Police Department and the city of Fargo have set up a benefit fund for the family of slain officer Jason Moszer. The Moszer Family Benefit Fund will be through Bell State Bank and the Impact Foundation.Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said at a Friday morning...
February 12, 2016 - 11:27am
December 9, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Human trafficking is not glamorous and does happen here
Recently several officers from our department had the opportunity to receive specialized training on the topic of human trafficking. Traditionally, this activity has been referred to as prostitution and has been mislabeled as a “victimless crime.” We are fortunate to live in the...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Officer Gripne to share about Internet law, safety
Alexandria Police Officer Jim Gripne will give a presentation on Internet safety for children and Internet law on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria. Since the digital world plays such an important role in the daily lives of students and children, it...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
Agency rejects request to keep body cam videos private
Minnesota law makes much of the video produced by police-worn body cameras public, a Dayton administration commissioner ruled September 28 in rejecting 16 cities’ request that he orders it to be kept private. Administration Commissioner Matt Massman said in a letter responding...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Family fun, community connections made at Night Out
Alexandria’s annual Community Night Out is about making connections, and this year thousands of connections were made. A crowd of 1,200...
August 7, 2015 - 11:08am