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UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, September 18
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
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It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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August 14, 2017
Work to begin next month on railroad crossings
Work to reconstruct the railroad crossings at Sixth and Eighth Avenues will take place between Sept. 11-18, according to Alexandria City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven. Canadian Pacific Rail recently notified the city about the timing of the project, Schoonhoven told the city council at...
August 14, 2017 - 9:51pm
April 6, 2016
Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The total number of crashes was also the second lowest since 1970. Four people died at railroad...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Expanded Glenwood terminal offers open house
CHS Inc. invites the public to attend the CHS Rail Propane Terminal open house on Thursday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 9, 2014 - 12:33pm
August 21, 2013
CP railroad cutting jobs in Minnesota
Canadian Pacific railroad has furloughed approximately 90 workers in recent months from its operations in Minnesota, according to union officials. The United Transportation Union says the cuts started October 2012, coming after leadership changes in the company. "We're not happy...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
You shall not pass...without safety precautions
The railroad crossing two miles north of Miltona on County State Aid Highway (CSAH)36 will be receiving substantial safety upgrades at no cost...
June 26, 2013 - 4:49pm
October 10, 2012
Recent rail-related incidents prompt urgent safety warnings
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks. The two recent incidents...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 7, 2012
Two railroad accidents prompt warning from MnDOT
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks. The two recent incidents are...
October 7, 2012 - 12:24pm
August 4, 2010
Railroads have long had a firm grip on the human imagination. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Railroad iron is a magician's rod in its power...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Model railroad show Saturday
The Alexandria Model Railroad Association's 15th annual Model Train Show and Sale is set for this Saturday. The event will take place Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center, which is located on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 per...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 24, 2010
Multi-billion dollar rail plan for Minnesota unveiled
WILLMAR -- A statewide plan calls for investing anywhere from $6 billion to $9 billion in the next 20 years to upgrade and enhance Minnesota's ability to move freight and passengers by rail. The proposal, the first comprehensive rail plan Minnesota has ever tackled, was presented...
January 24, 2010 - 9:29am
July 15, 2009
Mowing along railroad property prohibited
Mowing and haying on state railroad bank property is prohibited and considered a petty misdemeanor, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The cost to remove, repair or perform any corrective action caused by a violation of the law may be charged to the violator. State...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
June 8, 2009
In Perham, a fateful, fatal morning on the tracks
It was a strange twist of fate that placed Amanda Bristlin next to the railroad tracks Friday morning, when a train-truck collision took the life of a Perham man. The victim, Larry J. Brewer, was her neighbor--though she was unaware until later that day that the tragic accident May...
June 8, 2009 - 5:18pm
June 2, 2009
Victim in train-car crash near Perham identified
A car-train collision near Perham killed a 67-year-old man at about 6 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Larry J. Brewer, of Perham, was identified later on Friday as the victim. Wreckage from the pick-up truck box was scattered at the point of collision about two miles east of downtown P...
June 2, 2009 - 4:26pm
December 17, 2008
Chillin' with the holiday train
Not more than a couple dozen people braved the cold, blustery temperatures Monday afternoon when the Canadian Pacific Railroad's (CPR) Holiday...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Retirement hasn't derailed him
Jim Bridenstine's job kept him on the right track. But it was more than a way to earn a living - it was a lifestyle. When Bridenstine, an Osakis resident since 1999, was a little boy, his father was an official on the Milwaukee Railroad. "That's how I got my start in railroad,"...
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am