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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
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COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Ask a Trooper: Can police officers patrol outside their jurisdictions
Question: I see a lot of city police officers out of their jurisdictions. Are they allowed to patrol outside the city and stop vehicles? Answer: Being that I am not familiar with which municipal police department you are referring and their policy and procedures, I will explain this...
August 28, 2013 - 8:58am
July 17, 2013
Osakis police officer receives VFW's top cop award
Calvin Uhl of Osakis took center stage in June to receive the state's Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) J.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Drug crimes, burglaries up
The good news: The number of car accidents, domestic violence calls and drunk driving arrests in Alexandria dropped in 2012. The bad news: Burglaries...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2012
Motorcycle driver flees police in Alexandria
Alexandria police are looking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a blue motorcycle that evaded police Monday, July 9, at 5:45...
July 10, 2012 - 2:37pm
June 18, 2012
E-charging triggers change at Osakis Police Department
Douglas County commissioners approved a renewed contract with the Osakis Police Department (OPD) that will streamline record keeping. E-charging, an initiative from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been implemented in Douglas County.
June 18, 2012 - 4:10pm
June 1, 2012
Cop talk: Prescription drug abuse is serious problem
What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for? Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories. The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Osakis hires new police chief
Chad Gulbranson, a 12-year veteran of the Osakis Police Department (OPD), officially became Osakis' chief law enforcement officer on April 2...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Cop Talk - NIXLE provides timely information
Q: How can I get timely information from the Alexandria Police Department? A: The Alexandria Police Department uses a service called NIXLE. This is a free service to sign up for and it allows a person to receive e-mails, text messages, or both to get updates on incidents that occur...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
UPDATE WEDNESDAY: City needs more officers, says chief
Alexandria needs more police officers to keep the community and other officers safe. That's what Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the Alexandria...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 9, 2012
Alexandria needs more police officers, says chief
Alexandria needs more police officers to keep the community and other officers safe. That's what Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the Alexandria City Council while giving his annual report Monday night. The chief listed budget cuts and officer staffing as the department's biggest challenges. Wyffels...
April 9, 2012 - 10:56pm
March 30, 2012
Police Academy Part 3: Firing range and ride-along
Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series on the Alexandria Citizens Police Academy as seen through the eyes of one of its participants...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Police Academy Part 2: Drugs and crime scenes
Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the Alexandria Citizens Police Academy as seen through the eyes of one of its participants...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Police issue alert over residential burglaries
The Alexandria Police Department is warning residents to take precautions against a rash of burglaries that have been reported in the city. On Thursday, police officers responded to four separate burglary reports with extensive criminal damage to property in the neighborhood of Darling...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2011
Cop Talk - Three groups work to reduce crime
TRIAD is a partnership of three organizations whose purpose is to promote senior safety, reduce crime against the elderly as well as reduce the fear of crime that seniors may experience. The three organizations or groups involved in TRIAD are law enforcement, senior citizens and other...
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Police department receives flashlight donation
On Thursday morning, July 7, Pastor Mike Bartolomeo and Toby Weibye from Church for the Harvest presented Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels...
August 17, 2011 - 7:42am