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5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
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Burglary, chase suspect sentenced
Soul of a surfer
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
Alvin E. Sibell
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
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On The Street
May 20, 2009
Man accused of shooting Mahnomen County deputy fires attorneys
After having a public defender appointed to represent him, then hiring his own private attorneys, Thomas Lee Fairbanks has apparently fired his attorneys. Fairbanks, who is accused of the February shooting of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey, had received a public defender through...
May 20, 2009 - 4:17pm
Todd County authorities seek tips after break-ins
The Todd County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of lake cabin break-ins in the last few days. The break-ins happened in the Sylvan Shores area and along Turtle Lake. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or...
May 20, 2009 - 11:59am
May 18, 2009
10-year-old injured in Browerville farm accident
A 10-year-old Clarissa boy was serious injured in a farm accident on Friday. The Todd County Sheriff's Office was called to Iona Township in rural Browerville at 5:20 p.m. The boy, Coty Michael Mansager, had been caught in an auger of a grinder/mixer and received severe facial injuries...
May 18, 2009 - 10:56am
May 16, 2009
New York Mills closes airport as cost-saving measure
NEW YORK MILLS - A group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts from the area made compelling arguments Tuesday to save the New York Mills airport, but in the end, the city council voted to close the grass runway. The council passed a resolution for temporary closure for a period of...
May 16, 2009 - 10:56am
May 14, 2009
Case of H1N1 flu connected with Duluth school
The Minnesota Department of Health today confirmed a case of H1N1 novel influenza connected with the Homecroft School in Duluth. The individual is expected to make a full recovery, and the school remains open. To date, the department has confirmed 37 cases of the virus in Minnesota....
May 14, 2009 - 4:20pm
May 12, 2009
14-year-old Ashby boy earns college degree
Neil Turner earned a college degree Monday night. But the 14-year-old doesn't graduate from high school until later this month. Turner, of Ashby, is believed to be the youngest to graduate from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Admitted at age 12 to the two-year...
May 12, 2009 - 2:00pm
May 7, 2009
New York Mills dog breeder sentenced for torturing animals
A New York Mills dog breeder was sentenced Friday to 20 days in jail for dog torture. Kathy Jo Bauck, former owner of Pick of the Litter dog kennels was found guilty by a jury a month ago on four counts of torture and cruelty to animals. At Friday's hearing, Judge Waldemar Senyk...
May 7, 2009 - 12:07pm
May 6, 2009
Railroad work scheduled near Glenwood Friday
Railroad repairs are scheduled to take place on Highway 29 north of Glenwood this Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The work will start at 9 a.m. and continue until about 3 p.m.
May 6, 2009 - 3:57pm
April 30, 2009
Park Rapids woman sentenced to 72 months for shooting
A young Park Rapids mother will spend at least 72 months behind bars in the shootings of two men last summer at a rural cabin in Hubbard County. Stephanie Ann Wehmas, 21, was sentenced to 110 months in prison Monday. She must serve at least two-thirds of that sentence with good behavior...
April 30, 2009 - 12:55pm
April 29, 2009
FFA teams compete at regional event
Two teams from the Alexandria FFA chapter competed in regional contests in Fargo, North Dakota on March 19. The nursery/landscape team took home first place honors in their event. Mike Wandersee earned a gold medal for his first place individual ranking. Other members of the team...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 19, 2009
Two Morris men indicted on tax charges
MORRIS - Two Morris men have been indicted in federal court on charges of filing false tax returns, conspiracy and attempting to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Joseph Edward Riley, 62, Morris, was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the IRS and two counts of filing...
April 19, 2009 - 1:27pm
Medical clinics in Detroit Lakes evacuated due to bomb threat
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Several medical clinics in Detroit Lakes were evacuated Wednesday evening due to a bomb threat. The evacuations affected the St. Mary's Innovis Clinic, Meritcare and the 7-Day Clinic. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena said that an initial call was made to...
April 19, 2009 - 1:21pm
April 8, 2009
4-H'ers test their knowledge
Nine teams from Douglas County 4-H participated in the 4-H Regional Project Bowl held in Foley on March 7. Patterned after the golden-oldie...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 5, 2009
Former Sebeka councilman charged with kidnapping; allegedly spoke of murder-suicide
A former Sebeka city councilman has been charged with kidnapping and allegedly spoke openly about a murder-suicide plot. Randy Lee Pickar, 53, was charged Tuesday, March 31 in Wadena County District Court with kidnapping -- no great bodily harm, and terroristic threats. He also faces...
April 5, 2009 - 11:06am
March 30, 2009
Hendrum fights to defend the town against flooding; volunteers needed
HENDRUM, Minn. - The Red River caught this community 30 miles north of Moorhead by nasty surprise Sunday. With ice jams impeding its advance downstream, the river swelled rapidly, from the base of the 5-foot dike surrounding Hendrum to just a few inches shy of its top. The rise...
March 30, 2009 - 12:47pm