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No prom photo required, says Osakis superintendent
Man rescued from burning car in Stearns County
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Feb. 20
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
USA Cycling investigating Erickson claims, report says
State hockey preview: Cards embrace challenge of facing defending state champ
Boys basketball: Tigers shoot 50 percent to down WCA
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21
Girls basketball: Panthers drop first LEC game to Underwood
Girls Basketball: Chargers crush Battle Lake
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
Bonnie Rae Coloroso
Fayette Melde Neunsinger
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
July 3, 2015
UPDATE: Missing Alexandria man located
The Alexandria man reported earlier today as missing has been located. At 9:01 p.m., Alexandria Police Department issued a release that noted:...
July 3, 2015 - 9:14pm
January 9, 2015
Say thank you to a police officer today
The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) is encouraging all Minnesotans to show their support for their local police officers today...
January 9, 2015 - 11:09am
September 12, 2014
SHERIFF September 6 An all-terrain vehicle hit and damaged a 911 sign and a pole on Bluffs Road NW, Alexandria. A black Silverado was reportedly driving all over the road on Highway 27 near County Road 21 SW, Alexandria. The driver was arrested for drunk driving. September 7 During...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am