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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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