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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Harry (w/video)
Update: Six injured in multi-vehicle pile-ups near Brandon
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
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
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
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 21, 2011
Eastbound lane of Highway 10 near Staples closes
Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are in the process of closing the eastbound driving lane of Highway 10, just east of Staples, due to emergency culvert repairs. The lane will remain closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution...
September 21, 2011 - 11:32am
September 19, 2011
Drivers should expect delays on I-94 east of Evansville
Motorists will encounter a traffic switch to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 east of the Evansville/Elbow Lake exit beginning today, Monday. Crews will wrap up work on the eastbound bridge over Douglas County Road 1 and then switch traffic to the eastbound lanes to begin...
September 19, 2011 - 9:11am
September 12, 2011
MnDOT begins demolition work on rest area east of Fergus Falls
Motorists may encounter daytime lane closures and trucks hauling debris on eastbound Interstate 94 east of Fergus Falls beginning today, Monday, September 12. Crews will begin permanently closing the Lake Iverson Rest Area and demolishing the facilities. Crews will remove the...
September 12, 2011 - 10:48am
August 17, 2011
Minnesota roads growing safer
Every crash, every story, every individual, adds up. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently released its 2010 Crash Repor...
August 17, 2011 - 7:19am
August 8, 2011
Expect delays soon on Highway 55 by Grant-Douglas line
Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on highways in Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Grant counties as crews begin a series of preventive maintenance seal coating projects on Wednesday, August 10. The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance...
August 8, 2011 - 10:05am
July 31, 2011
Highway 29 project between Wadena, Highway 210 begins Monday
Motorists on Highway 29 between Highway 71 in Wadena and Highway 210 will experience delays when a construction project begins Monday, August 1. Crews will begin concrete work in Wadena and ditch cleaning along the rural section of the project this week. This work may require shoulder...
July 31, 2011 - 9:22am
July 21, 2011
MnDOT begins startup as state government shutdown ends
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is restarting its operations today, following a 20-day state government shutdown. MnDOT officials advise that the process may take some time. "The first step is to get all of our people back to work," said MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel....
July 21, 2011 - 10:36am
June 18, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris wrapping up
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists can expect fewer delays on Highway 9 south of Morris after crews removed the detour between Morris and Benson last week. Crews are currently completing pavement marking and miscellaneous clean-up work that requires short lane closures and shoulder...
June 18, 2011 - 10:18am
May 29, 2011
Highway 25 project east of Monticello begins June 6
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Motorists will encounter county road closures and intermittent lane closures on Highway 25 east of Monticello when a safety, access and mobility improvement project begins Monday, June 6. The project includes widening intersections, installing dual left turn lanes...
May 29, 2011 - 9:42am
May 12, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris begins today
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists on Highway 9 south of Morris may encounter delays when a resurfacing project between Morris and the Stevens/Pope county line begins May 12. The project was originally scheduled to begin May 2, but was delayed due to road restrictions. Construction...
May 12, 2011 - 5:33am
April 25, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris scheduled to begin May 2
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--Motorists on Highway 9 south of Morris may encounter delays when a resurfacing project between Morris and the Stevens/Pope county line begins May 2. However, the project could possibly begin later depending on when spring road restrictions are lifted. Construction...
April 25, 2011 - 8:53am
April 7, 2011
Minnesota joins national effort to improve safety in all highway work zones
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Orange barrels, cones and barricades are beginning to appear along roadways across Minnesota, signaling the start of the highway construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Department of Public Safety remind motorists that...
April 7, 2011 - 8:47am
April 4, 2011
Some roads in west central Minnesota closed due to flooding
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (9 a.m. Monday) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota State Patrol urge motorists to drive with caution as flooding continues to affect area highways and interstates in west central Minnesota. Road closures The following state...
April 4, 2011 - 9:29am
January 8, 2011
Myth busted: Road costs not covered by gas taxes, says report
Washington, DC - A new report released this week by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) disproves the common misperception that road-building is paid for by user fees, showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads, a fraction which is...
January 8, 2011 - 11:42am
January 6, 2011
It's still slick out there; troopers respond to 9 crashes in Alexandria region
Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution. On Wednesday, January 5, troopers in the west central and northwest regions...
January 6, 2011 - 3:17pm