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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Roger (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
Volleyball: Cards go 1-3 versus stiff competition at Apple Valley
Alexandria Aces' tryouts next Monday
Cross country: Osakis competes at Milaca Mega Meet
Girls tennis: Cards sweep Apollo indoors
Blizzard hockey: Alex splits at La Crosse
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
Kathleen L. Haining
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 16, 2016
New group forms to support law enforcement
There have been numerous efforts in support of local law enforcement and emergency management services over the years, but two Alexandria businessmen...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2016
Glenwood man turns himself in to authorities after multi-agency search
By Gretchen Brown, West Central Tribune A man who ran from a sheriff's deputy Thursday and spurred multiple ground and air searches has turned himself in to authorities, the Pope County Sheriff's Office says. Jacob Donovan Nelson, 29, of rural Glenwood, turned himself in to the Douglas...
September 9, 2016 - 10:49am
September 8, 2016
Multi-agencies search for Glenwood suspect
Law enforcement officials are looking for a 29-year-old male who fled authorities early this morning, Thursday. The suspect, according to authorities, is Jacob Donovan Nelson of rural Glenwood. According to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 7:30 a.m., a concerned citizen...
September 8, 2016 - 3:29pm
September 2, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, September 1
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Thursday, Sept. 1 Suspicious vehicle, anonymous complaint of a truck in a driveway and someone sleeping in the driver’s seat, Alex. Suspicious activity, drug paraphernalia found inside public restroom, Brandon. Burglary, two jars of change were...
September 2, 2016 - 1:40pm
August 24, 2016
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
All of his stories are true and some of them even happened. That is what Bob Welsh told a room full of law enforcement personnel and those who...
August 24, 2016 - 10:12am
August 17, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Police-citizen bond is strong in Alexandria
By Rick Wyffels, Alexandria Police Chief It has been heartbreaking to see the state of police and community relations in some parts of the country over the last few weeks. I cannot, in my 30 years of law enforcement experience, remember a time when we have been forced to cope with...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
What do you do if you get pulled over?
You're driving along when all of a sudden you glance in your rearview mirror and see a sight you don't want to see: red and blue flashing lights. The familiar sound of a police siren drowns out the music coming from your stereo. You panic and realize you are getting pulled over. Now...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
LETTER: Parents should teach children to respect and honor police
To the editor: In response to Sherry Ann Bruckner's letter in the July 22 Echo Press, "Treat each other with dignity and respect." I had relatives that were on the Minneapolis Police Force, in the worst area and most dangerous. The horror stories they used to tell. My parents taught...
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
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