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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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