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Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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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...
farm / life / news / region
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...
news / region
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....
news / region
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...
crime / news
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
March 28, 2009
Officials report 'quiet night' during flood fight
Officials at the emergency operation centers in both Fargo and Moorhead said the cities made it through the night with few issues. Fargo police Lt. Steve Lynk, who was working at the Fargo EOC reported about 6 a.m. this morning, Saturday, that the center received few reports about...
March 28, 2009 - 9:15am
No travel advised through Fargo-Moorhead
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol are advising no unnecessary travel through the Fargo-Moorhead area. If it is absolutely necessary to travel in the Fargo-Moorhead area, motorists should expect major delays because flooding conditions, restricted...
March 28, 2009 - 9:12am